Reggie Is Endorsed by Greater Greater Washington!

I'm proud to announce that I've been endorsed by Greater Greater Washington

Here's what they had to say about their endorsement:

[I]n the end, we believe Oldak is the best choice.

The Community page of her website leads with a statement that “sprawl development strikes at the heart of our environmental, economic, social, and physical well-being. It’s enormously difficult to reduce our energy use when our homes and workplaces are widely dispersed. Walkable neighborhoods, close to shopping and schools, will enhance livability.” She also notes that “transforming Rockville Pike into a grand boulevard with trees and improved crosswalks is key to placemaking.”

Oldak is consistent in prioritizing transit over highways. She supported the Purple Line publicly in her 2006 run for delegate. At a recent Friends of White Flint forum, she talked about giving people more “convenient, safe, affordable options to get where they want to go without driving, and the backbone of this is BRT.” On I-270 and the Beltway she says, "I oppose extensive construction that would cause unacceptable environmental and property impacts and promote sprawl development” and, regarding M-83, “given its enormous fiscal and environmental costs, I believe the County would be far better served by examining possible transit alternatives and capacity improvements along existing roads.”

To combat road congestion, we need to create a transportation system that gives commuters a reliable system of alternatives to driving. I'm proud to have the endorsement of Greater Greater Washington, an organization that's been an advocate for an inclusive, diverse, growing Washington, DC region where all people can choose to live in walkable urban communities.

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