Elrich opposes building M-83: “We do not need another environmentally disastrous road. For the cost of just that road, we could fund perhaps as much as a third of the RTV system.
“The Clarksburg community needs transportation alternatives, which is why the Transit Task Force’s proposed network adds a line east of 270 up Frederick Road (355) to Clarksburg in addition to the CCT (Corridor Cities Transitway). The Task Force only shows M-83 because were it ever built, it would include RTV, but the Task Force in no way encourages building M-83. In fact, the routing workgroup recommended deleting it from the maps.
“RTV from Gaithersburg to Clarksburg will be built much more quickly than M-83, providing relief much sooner,” says Elrich.