Transportation

April 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

Construction Continues in Bethesda at 7272 Wisconsin Ave, Site of Future Purple Line Station

Construction continues at 7272 Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Bethesda, the site of the former Apex Building. The site housed a Regal Cinemas and the offices of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists. The building was demolished last year by developer Carr Properties. Carr plans to replace the Apex Building with office and apartment towers. […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

It’s Finally Spring, It’s Finally Pothole Season

Potholes, more prevalent in spring, are a year-round concern, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation says. Four dedicated crews patrol in pothole trucks every weekday, weather permitting, responding to repair requests as well as stopping to fill any other potholes encountered. The crews rely on repair requests made by residents through the County’s MC311 system […]

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April 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Survey Shows Increase in Harassment Reporting

A new survey released by Metro shows reporting harassment incidents has increased compared to the previous study in 2016. Metro teamed up with the Collective Action for Safe Spaces and Stop Street Harassment to build on a previous survey done two years ago that measured how often victims report incidents that occur on Metro, according […]

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April 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Announces Plan to Offer New App and Mobile Fare Payment Options Next Year

Metro announced today that it is working with its fare payment vendor to enable customers to pay for their Metro trip using a mobile device rather than a SmarTrip card. As part of the first phase to upgrade its fare collection system, Metro is also developing a new fare payment app that will provide customers […]

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April 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

Spring Taking a Break as Cold Temperatures Move Across Region

It’s the second week of spring but it may feel like winter as colder temperatures move across the region over the weekend. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures are expected to drop in the 30s Saturday with a chance of rain and snow earlier in the day. Lows for Saturday night are expected to […]

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April 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Wind Advisory Could Impact Wednesday’s Commute

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Montgomery County which could impact Wednesday’s commute home. According to the advisory, wind gusts up to 60 mph are likely until 7:00 p.m. “When there are high winds like this, things can fall down,” Jeremy Geiger, meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said. “We are […]

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April 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

Open Houses Planned for Public to Express Opinions on I-270, I-495 Work

Commuters and others will get two chances this month to express their opinions on traffic congestion projects planned for I-270 and the Capital Beltway. The first will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Road. The second will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, […]

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April 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

Spring Snow Expected Early Monday, Lasting Through Morning Commute

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for our area from 2 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, April 2. The Service said rain will change to a wet snow early Monday morning. We may get up to one to 2 inches of wet snow in Northwest Montgomery County. The service expects the snow may […]

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March 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Weekend Road Closures: Reedie Drive

Reedie Drive between Triangle Lane and Grandview Avenue will be temporarily closed from 5 a.m. and noon on Mar. 31 due to continued construction work for the Wheaton Revitalization Project. A temporary road closure is necessary to air-lift a large drill rig out of the foundation hole, estimated to be more than 50-feet deep, on […]

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March 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Metro Expecting Large Crowds for Gun Safety Rally

Students and their families are expected to take to the streets of Washington D.C. to rally behind gun safety law reform and ending gun violence during the March For Our Lives rally this Saturday. To accommodate the expected crowds, Metro will run its rush hour services,  according to a news release.  Trains will begin running […]

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