January 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCDOT Receives $500K to Enhance Mobility for Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has received $544,430 in federal funding to reduce monthly co-pays for the county’s Call-n-Ride participants. Call-n-Ride is a taxi service for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The two-year grant from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will allow MCDOT […]

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January 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Rahn Says Residents Should Anticipate Minor Delays for Purple Line Project

The Purple Line is still on track to begin service in 2022 but it may not be exactly in the spring as predicted since project leaders are anticipating some delays, according to Maryland Secretary of Transportation, Peter Rahn. “We do expect there to be some movement of the revenue service date but I do not anticipate […]

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January 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Broken Rail Had Been Inspected Recently, Metro Safety Official Says

The section of Metro track that failed Monday had been visually inspected three times this month, once in August and once also in October, a rail system official said Tuesday. Track failure remains the likely cause of Monday’s Metro derailment, but the transit system is examining other causes, said the official, Pat Lavin, Metro’s chief […]

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January 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Announces Parking Fee Changes

Metro announced some major changes to parking beginning Monday, Feb. 5, including ending free parking on Saturdays. Parking on Sundays and federal holidays will remain free except when special event parking rules are in effect. Metro will expand hours when parking fees are charged, lower parking fees at two stations as part of a pilot program, […]

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January 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Snowy Wednesday Commute Forecast

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for our area from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday. The Service said the heaviest will come right about 6 a.m. to 11 a.m., for the morning commute. We may get up to one inch of snow in Montgomery County. The service expects the snow may cause […]

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January 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

Metro Announces Schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Metro plans to operate from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be celebrated this year on Jan. 15. Trains will run on Metro’s Saturday schedule and buses will operate on a Saturday supplemental schedule, according to a news release. Off-peak fares will be in effect and parking will […]

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January 13, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Here’s a look of what’s open and what’s not in Montgomery County on Jan. 15, 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, 2018 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: SHA Completes Repairs to Md. 355 Bridge over Monocacy

The Md. 355 bridge over the Monocacy River, just south of Frederick, will reopen by 8 p.m. Thursday, the Maryland State Highway Administration said. A truck struck the bridge on Dec. 7, causing significant damage that closed the bridge and forced a detour. After the crash, the SHA estimated repairs would take 60 days. Crews […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

AAA Offers Driving Tips for Icy Roads

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Monday afternoon that could likely affect the commute home for drivers. According to the advisory, drivers in Montgomery County and the Washington D.C. areas should expect freezing rain and snow from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hazardous storms and inclement weather cause more than half […]

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January 7, 2018 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Monday in Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County, which could affect Monday afternoon and evening commutes. According to the advisory, a light wintry mix of rain, freezing rain and snow is likely Monday from 3 to 9 p.m. A winter weather advisory means that freezing rain Monday evening has the […]

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