Thursday, January 18, 2007

Traffic Woes - We Can't hide

Tom Dernoga, County Councilman and good friend of this blog, sends along an interesting invitation for us to help the Prince George County Council set priorities for traffic projects.

So let us pull our heads out of our, er, out of the the sand and participate in the process. What do we have to lose?

You can directly ask Tom questions about this session at
TEDernoga at

"The Prince George’s County Council, through its Transportation, Housing and Environment (THE) Committee, cordially invites you to participate in public hearings to discuss the County’s transportation and transit priorities.

This is an important opportunity for public input into the Council’s consideration of the annual County priorities list, as well as the upcoming budget for Fiscal Year 2008. With limited State and Federal transportation funds, it is important for the Council to hear our citizens' priorities for reducing congestion, increasing mass transit, improving roads, as well as trail, bike and pedestrian improvements.

Each hearing will begin at 7:00 pm. The location and place for each hearing is as follows:

Wednesday January 31, 2007

City of College Park
City Hall – Council Chamber
4500 Knox Road
College Park, Maryland

Thursday February 1, 2007
Town of Morningside
Municipal Building
6901 Ames Street
Suitland, Maryland

You may register to speak by contacting Mr. Todd M. Turner, Legislative Officer, at 301-952-4116 or We appreciate your efforts on behalf of your community.

Thank you as well for your kind consideration and we look forward to seeing you on January 31st and/or February 1st. "


Tom D said...


Judging from the lack of comments, either traffic is perfect or no one pulled their head out of the sand to read the blog.


Rick Wilson said...


Sometimes people just don't comment. At this point about 70 people have read this post, or at least clicked on the page.

It would be useful for someone to explain a little more about what the County Council is looking for at this meeting. What is the process? What role do ordinary citizens play?