One step closer to the ICC???

According to the Washington Post, a

3 Comments so far

  1. rektide (unregistered) on January 5th, 2006 @ 5:29 pm

    I seriously doubt it’ll make a lick of difference. How many people commute between rockville and… well, there’s actually just about nothing else north of the beltway.

    Too far north to be useful.

  2. Tom Mills (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 4:20 am

    I tend to agree with you – most of the traffic seems to be concentrated on areas SOUTH of the beltway in that area. The groups opposing the ICC also point out the lack of alternatives in the environmental impact statement, which I think is a valid flaw. Either way, we have the 45 day public comment period to point that out, but I doubt anything will happen. I think we’re getting the road whether we like it or not… too much money is involved here ($2.4B will rank the ICC as one of the regions most expensive road projects).

  3. Jmd94 (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 7:41 am

    I support the ICC. The future growth in Montgomery County will be concentrated in Gaithersburg, Germantown and Clarksburg areas-these areas have new schools popping up everywhere. There are already several major biotech companies in the area, i.e Medimumune, Human Genome etc. While the ICC isn’t a panacea, anything that can create more alternatives in the area is fine by me. The beltway is awful, it simply can’t handle the volume.

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