Transportation

March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Completes Escalator Project at Bethesda Station

Metro placed the third of three escalators into service Wednesday, culminating a replacement project at the Bethesda station. The escalator is 106 feet tall — the equivalent of a 10-story building — making it the second longest in the Western Hemisphere. The Wheaton Metro Station sits at No. 1. Metro has spent $8 million over […]

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March 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Local Leaders Cut the Ribbon for Satellite Capital Bikeshare Network in Wheaton (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials celebrated the satellite Capital Bikeshare network in Wheaton on Wednesday morning. It may have been too cold for bike riding but local officials were beaming as they cut the ribbon at the bikeshare station adjacent to the Wheaton Metro station along Georgia Avenue. “My heart skips a beat every time I see […]

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March 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Delays Vote on Bus Rapid Transit Proposal (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said Monday that he has delayed a vote on bus rapid transit on U.S. 29, waiting for the county’s Department of Transportation to fulfill the council’s desire for public engagement on the project. “When we took up the BRT master plan … one of the most important issues was […]

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March 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

March 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Purple Line Crashes into Trump Budget

The Purple Line, the 16-mile Bethesda-to-New Carrollton light rail connection, has fended off community opposition and small shrimp-like creatures. Now it has to fend off a new president’s budget plan. President Donald Trump’s budget has a provision saying the federal government would not pay for any projects unless a full funding agreement was in hand. […]

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March 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Berliner on President Trump’s Budget Proposal, “It’s Not A Good Start” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner was asked about President Donald Trump’s newly released budget proposal at a small business networking event at Montgomery Community Media’s studios on Thursday morning. Noting the county’s large federal workforce, Berliner said: “It’s not a good start.” Watch this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, for more: After the MCM interview, […]

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March 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Local Leaders Demand Answers from SHA about Status of Improvements at River Road and Braeburn Parkway (VIDEO)

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, Council President Roger Berliner and the state lawmakers for District 18 have written the State Highway Administration asking for an update to improvements to a section of River Road, which was the site of a horrific Feb. 27, 2016, crash. Three members of the Buarque de Macedo family died trying […]

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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Traffic Light Pole Down at Clopper Road in Gaithersburg (PHOTOS)

A traffic light pole was knocked down on Tuesday morning in Gaithersburg near the Quince Orchard Plaza. It happened at Clopper Road and Firstfield Road. According to Montgomery County police spokesperson Lucille Baur, a stretch of Clopper Road between Quince Orchard Road and Firstfield Road may be closed all day while repairs are underway. Traffic […]

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March 14, 2017 | Sonya Burke, Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

MoCo Snow Blog: Nor’easter 2017 (VIDEO)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow, sleet and freezing rain from now thru 2 p.m. for Montgomery County. This is your source for the latest wintry weather news in Montgomery County. We hope you will contribute your snow updates and photos for this blog as well. You can email […]

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March 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ride On Expected to Run on S Service Plan

Ride On Transit Services is expected to run on the S Service Plan on Mar. 14 due to the winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), according to a news release. The S Service Plan provides service on all routes except for Route 94. Residents can expect service delays on all routes […]

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