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SHA Completes One-half of the $9.6 million MD 193 Bridge Replacement Project

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced it has completed one-half of the $9.6 million MD 193- University Boulevard- bridge replacement project in Silver Spring. According to a news release, crews finished the westbound side of the bridge, from University Boulevard over I-495, and are scheduled to shift all traffic onto the new […]

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CCT Update Shows Alignment Changes and Cost Escalation

The Corridor Cities Transitway, a busway from the Shady Grove Metro to Clarksburg, has a new price tag of up to $800 million and a target date to be up and running by 2021, according to planners. Rick Kiegel, Maryland Transit Administration’s manager for the CCT updated the Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and […]

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July Fourth Drivers to Pay Less in Tolls in Maryland

photo traffic jam in MoCo

If you are traveling this weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, it just might cost you less to get there. Starting July 1, cash customers crossing the Chesapeake Bay Bridge eastbound in a two-axle vehicle will now pay $4, instead of $6 previously, a discount of $2, or 33.3 percent. It will cost […]

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SoberRide Available on July 4

Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP), is offering a popular, free cab ride service for drivers who have been drinking called SoberRide. WRAP’s 2015 Independence Day SoberRide program is available July 4 at 10 p.m. through July 5 at 4 a.m. To receive a free cab ride home, up to a $30 fare, call #SoberRide 1.800.200.8294 […]

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Deadline for Bikeshare Assistance is Tuesday (VIDEO)

Low income residents who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to sign up for a free year of Capital Bikeshare membership that also includes free bike safety training, a helmet and route planning services. The deadline is June 30. To encourage residents to sign up for the “JARC” – Job Access Reverse Commute program, MCDOT’s Commuter […]

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Leggett Reacts to Hogan’s Purple Line Announcement (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video,  Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett shares his reaction to Governor Larry Hogan’s announcement that the Purple Line is moving forward and that other transportation improvements are in the works for improving congestion along I-270 in Montgomery and Frederick counties. Take a look: Related:

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Councilmember Berliner Talks Hogan’s Purple Line Decision (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner said Hogan’s Purple Line decision is a positive announcement but “we need to know the details.” Hogan said, at a news conference on June 25, the project will require an additional investment from both Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. “A little more we can do. A […]

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Council Committee to Receive CCT Update on Monday

Diagram of Corridor Cities Transitway Montgomery County Maryland

A Montgomery County Council Committee will learn more about the status of the Corridor Cities Transitway (CCT) on Monday morning. The Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee is scheduled to receive an update on the CCT, which is a planned busway extension from the Shady Grove Metrorail Station north to Clarksburg. The Committee is chaired […]

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Work Zone Fatal Crash at I-95 and the ICC

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is expressing condolences to the family of contractor Randy Jury of Halifax, Pennsylvania. Jury, an employee of LS Lee Guardrail, was working on an overnight guardrail project at northbound I-95 and the ICC when a tractor trailer veered into the work zone, according to a news […]

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Councilmember Craig Rice on I-270 Improvements

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, who represents Council District 2 that includes much of the northern part of the County, released a statement after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the State will provide funding for improvements to Interstate 270: “In Montgomery County, our population growth and economic activity have outpaced the capacity of our roadways. […]

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