Transportation

January 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council in Brief Features Reports on Minimum Wage and Permit Parking Problems (VIDEO)

Susan Kenedy hosts Council in Brief. This week’s show begins with reaction to County Executive Ike Leggett’s veto of legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020.

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Increases Hours and Trains on Saturday for the Women’s March

The Metro is opening two hours early on Saturday because of the Women’s March. Metro CEO and General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced, today, that the Metrorail system will open at 5 a.m. on Jan. 21, and the system is adding up to two dozen additional trains to accommodate those attending the Women’s March on Washington. […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

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SHA Road Work in Montgomery County Suspended for Inauguration Events

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is suspending non-emergency lane closures from today through Jan. 21 in anticipation of heavy traffic volumes associated with the Presidential Inauguration and other associated events. According to a news release, the SHA is deploying additional emergency response technicians to help clear disabled vehicles and crashes on major routes in […]

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January 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ride On is Hiring 100 Operators (VIDEO)

Looking for a job? Ride On bus service is hiring. According to an announcement on the Ride On website, 100 operators are needed. “The annual salary is $39,000 per year to start,” said Eric Sims, chief of the Silver Spring bus depot. According to Sims, operators also receive insurance benefits, annual leave and sick leave. […]

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January 12, 2017 | Staff Writer

What’s Open and What’s Not on MLK Day in Montgomery County

Here’s a look of what’s open and what’s not in Montgomery County on Jan. 16, which is also Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: County Offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County Liquor stores – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs and facilities open; all other classes and programs canceled; Administrative office, […]

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January 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Mixed Reaction to New Traffic Pattern at Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway (PHOTO)

There’s a new traffic pattern at the intersection of the Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda, and reaction to the change has been mixed. The Parkway has been narrowed from two lanes to one in each direction approaching the intersection, and the speed limit has been reduced from 35 mph to 25 […]

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January 9, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Mayor Questions Structural Integrity of CSX Bridge Over Quince Orchard Road

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman wants to know more about the condition of the CSX bridge, which crosses Quince Orchard Road. In a Jan. 3rd letter addressed to Brian Hammock at CSX transportation, Ashman requests information about the latest inspection of the bridge. “A significant amount of rust is evident on the bridge bringing into question […]

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January 9, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Police Chief Warns Residents About A Recent Crime Trend

Takoma Park Police Chief Alan Goldberg is warning residents, especially the Hispanic community, about a recent crime trend involving unlicensed ride service companies. Over the past week, Goldberg says police have experienced an increase in armed robberies by suspected Hispanic gang members in the Takoma Park and Langley Park areas. In a recent post on […]

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January 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Ride on Service Changes to Begin Jan. 8, Including New Service to Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Ride On is making changes to 18 bus routes, effective Jan. 8. According to a Montgomery County news release, most of the changes modify the bus schedule to more accurately reflect the time it takes for a bus to run its route based on traffic and other conditions. The following routes are being updated: 5, 8, […]

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January 6, 2017 | Sonya Burke

SHA Crews are Preparing for Coastal Storm

State Highway Administration crews are preparing for a coastal winter storm that is expected to impact southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore this weekend. According to an SHA news release, crews are pre-treating roads before the snow arrives. “The coastal storm is forecasted to impact areas south and east in our State, but we are […]

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