Transportation

February 25, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Montgomery County Council’s PHED Committee to Discuss Transportation Issues with Proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan

The Montgomery County Council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committee will discuss transportation issues for the proposed Bethesda Downtown Plan, according to a news release. A traffic analysis conducted by the County’s Planning Board staff and an analysis contracted by the Town of Chevy Chase in partnership with the Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents […]

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February 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Attend Meeting Geared Towards Keeping Bicyclists and Pedestrians Safe on Roads

The Pedestrian Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (PBTSAC) is inviting residents to attend a special meeting to discuss Vision Zero in Montgomery County. Vision Zero is an initiative being adopted across the Country to implement a plan to prevent traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries among vehicle occupants, bicyclists and pedestrians, according to a news […]

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February 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Hogan Administration Proceeds with Watkins Mill Interchange

The Hogan administration has released contract documents for the Watkins Mill Interchange, a long-sought connection along Interstate 270 that had been the subject of jockeying between local politicians and the governor’s office. The project, which could have a total cost of about $130 million, is the subject of legislation that would take the unusual step […]

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February 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Veirs Mill Corridor Plan Meeting Takes Place Tonight in Silver Spring

A community meeting to discuss the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan takes place tonight from 7-9 p.m. at Sargent Shriver Elementary School in Silver Spring. According to a news release, the Montgomery County Planning Department’s discussion will focus on the purpose and goals of the plan, and major planning topics that will be analyzed in […]

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February 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Plans to Schedule School Bus Depot Meetings in Mid-to-Late March

A Montgomery County official says community meetings are expected to take place in mid-to-late March to discuss potential sites for parking hundreds of Montgomery County school buses. That’s the word from General Services Director David Dise, who said the county has been working with officials from the school district about the suitability of any potential […]

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February 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Traffic Study Shows County Moving Slower

Motorists coursing through Montgomery County traveled 4 mph slower in 2015 than in 2011, according to a new study from the county Planning Board. And if anyone had trouble guessing, most of the speed reductions are in down county areas and along the I-270 corridor, the mobility assessment report says. County planners drafted the report, […]

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February 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Crane Operation to Close Colesville Road in Silver Spring This Weekend

Silver Spring commuters take note, a crane operation will close a portion of Colesville Road in Silver Spring this weekend. The lane closures are slated to begin at midnight on Feb. 11, and will include three southbound lanes and two left northbound lanes of Colesville Road between Spring Street and Fenton Street. One northbound lane […]

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February 9, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Decades-Old Documents Determine Who’s Responsible for Rusty Bridge

Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman wants an eyesore of a bridge to get a coat of paint. The trouble is, who’s going to show up with the brushes? Freight and passenger trains use the bridge to cross four lanes of Quince Orchard Road, between a commuter parking lot and a motel. Some paint still clings to […]

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February 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Northwest Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for northwest Montgomery County, effective from 1 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday. According to the advisory, accumulations of snow are expected from one to three inches. Winds are expected between 5 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. A winter weather advisory means that […]

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February 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Residents Get Update on Md. 355 Bus Rapid Transit

More than 50 people showed up at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus for an informational event on the latest proposals for a bus rapid transit system that will carry commuters up and down Md. 355. “At this point, we’re trying to figure out what the alternatives are,” said Joana Conklin, rapid transit system development manager for […]

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