Transportation

June 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Metro Provides Travel Tips for July 4 (VIDEO)

Metro has released a video to help riders navigate the rail system on July 4th for Independence Day. Several hundred thousand passengers are expected to take Metrorail to attend the fireworks display on the National Mall. No SafeTrack or weekend track work is scheduled for Monday, July 4. Metrorail service will open at 7 a.m. and […]

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Metro General Manager Announces Elimination of “About 500 Positions”

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has announced plans to eliminate up to 500 jobs this year. In a “business efficiency” memo dated June 27, and addressed to WMATA senior management, Wiedefeld said the positions must be eliminated “to operate in a businesslike manner and achieve cost savings.” According to Wiedefeld, the department of human resources […]

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June 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke and Maureen Chowdhury

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County Executive Says Carver and Westmore Off the Table for School Bus Parking Sites

UPDATED Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett says he is withdrawing his request for a Declaration of No Further Need for Jeremiah Park, the current site of the Shady Grove Bus Depot. In a memo sent to Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen today, Leggett writes that he has directed his staff to finalize a plan that will […]

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June 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Council Committee to Receive an Update on SafeTrack Today

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee is meeting with representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to discuss the SafeTrack program that is rehabilitating the operation and safety of the area’s Metrorail system. According to a Council news release, the update will detail how Montgomery County […]

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June 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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UPDATED: Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) is Back Up at the Gaithersburg Airpark

UPDATED 6.22.16 The FAA reports that the AWOS system is back up as of 2:35 p.m. on June 22nd at the Gaithersburg Airpark. ORIGINAL POST The Automated Weather Observation System (AWOS) has been down for weeks at the Montgomery County Airpark in Gaithersburg. According to the FAA, the system has been out of service since […]

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June 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Congressional Country Club

Quicken Loans National Returns to Congressional Country Club (VIDEO)

The Quicken Loans National returns to Congressional Country Club this week. Here’s what you should know about getting there: Parking Information General parking for the tournament will be at the Rock Springs Parking Lot, located at 6720 Rockledge Drive in Bethesda. Shuttles will be offered from the Rock Springs Parking Lot to Congressional Country Club. A […]

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June 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Councilmember Craig Rice on Shady Grove Bus Depot (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Craig Rice is reminding residents that there is a bus depot in Clarksburg that is located right next to a community of townhouses. In fact, Rice says the townhouses came after the bus depot. He made his point at a Council meeting on June 21st to discuss plans to relocate the […]

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June 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Rockville Residents Oppose Carver Bus Depot Site (VIDEOS)

The Montgomery County Council held a meeting today about the relocation of the Shady Grove Bus Depot. In the audience were members of the Carver Coalition who oppose parking school buses at the Carver Educational Services Center. The residents were not allowed to testify at today’s meeting but they carried signs and wore yellow t-shirts […]

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June 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Rockville Mayor on Shady Grove Bus Depot Relocation (VIDEO)

Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton attended a County Council meeting on June 21st to learn the latest about plans to park buses at the Shady Grove bus depot elsewhere. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Newton explained that it is important for the city to be involved in the process if the county is considering parking sites in […]

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June 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Leventhal on Bus Depot and the Shady Grove Sector Plan (VIDEO

At a County Council meeting today, Councilmember George Leventhal said he will not support putting school buses at the Carver Education Services Center. His remarks were greeted with applause from many residents in the audience. During his remarks at the dais, Leventhal also said he wishes he didn’t vote for the Shady Grove Sector Plan. […]

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