Documents & News Releases
Friends of Bridge Columbia - September 1, 2015
"Friends of Bridge Columbia (FOBC) praise County Executive Allan Kittleman for his decision
to add the US 29 Pedestrian Bridge to the list of transportation projects in Howard County’s
'Priority Letter.' FOBC spokesperson Fred Gottemoeller thanked the County Executive for
asking the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to allocate funding towards the
design of an improved bridge to enhance safety features and incorporate transit services in
a recent letter."
Friends of Bridge Columbia - August, 2013
"This White Paper, prepared by Friends of Bridge Columbia*, urges government and
community leaders to move forward with the proposal to build an iconic, landmark bike,
bus, and pedestrian bridge over Route 29 between Downtown Columbia and Oakland Mills.
It is the first step in creating a new urban transit corridor between Howard County General
Hospital in west Columbia and Blandair Park in east Columbia. Precious time and
opportunity will be lost if action is not taken soon. New federal and state transportation
grants are coming available that could fund 80 percent of the project’s cost."
Friends of Bridge Columbia - April 10, 2012
"These comments are directed at those portions of the HHP Feasibility Studies that address
the Bridge Columbia proposal. As a result of our review [of the Feasibility Studies], [Friends
of Bridge Columbia] believe that these Recommendations are not valid!"