Transportation

April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Planning Chair Casey Anderson on the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan: ‘We are at the End of the Road’ (VIDEO)

Casey Anderson, chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board, answered some questions (see video above) about the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, shortly before a work session on the plan with the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday morning. The sector plan is a blueprint for development in Bethesda over the next 20 years or so. “We […]

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April 24, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Van Hollen: “We Want to Make Sure That WMATA is a Success” (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld recently released his financial plan to keep the Metrorail “safe, reliable and affordable.” “I am still taking a look at that plan,” said Senator Chris Van Hollen, one day after the plan was made public. “He and I are actually in the process of trading phone calls. We want to […]

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April 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Ride On Partners with Manna on Food Drive (VIDEOS)

Ride On passengers are being asked to donate food in exchange for a free fare on one of their buses. “Give and Ride” runs from now through April 29, an annual drive to benefit the Manna Food Center. In exchange for a nonperishable food item, Ride On commuters can get a free ride on the […]

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April 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Van Hollen Says There’s More to Do on I-270 Corridor (VIDEO)

Senator Chris Van Hollen said this week’s announcement about the state’s $100 million project to relieve congestion on I-270 is an important step forward. Still, he said, there’s more work to do. “We need to do a lot more to really address the situation on the I-270 corridor,” said Van Hollen.  “The I-270 corridor is […]

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April 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Councilmembers Want More Info About State’s Plan to Reduce Congestion on I-270

The Montgomery County Council wants more information about the state’s plan to reduce congestion along the I-270 corridor and they are asking state leaders to do more. In a letter dated April 18 and addressed to Governor Larry Hogan and Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, all nine council members request “technical documentation” about the I-270 Innovative […]

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April 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Announces $100 Million Project to Reduce Traffic Congestion on I-270 (VIDEO)

At a news conference in Potomac today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a $100 million project to reduce traffic congestion on I-270. According to the governor, I-270 is the most congested traffic corridor in the state of Maryland. His plan includes restructuring existing pavement for additional lanes, automated smart traffic flow management and messaging signs […]

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April 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New Bus Service Planned for Md. 355 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is preparing for extRa, a faster transit option for Md. 355. extRa focuses on Md. 355, with higher speed service and 12 stops — between the Lakeforest Transit Center in Gaithersburg and Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda. Starting in October, the extRa buses will travel the distance in […]

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April 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan to Propose Variable Speed Limits, Ramp Metering for I-270 (VIDEO)

Gov. Larry Hogan plans to unveil in the coming days how he would spend $100 million as part of his “Innovative Congestion Management Project” to improve travel times on the highway, a Hogan spokeswoman said Monday. Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said Monday he had learned Friday that the governor had awarded the money, […]

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April 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

SHA Says River Road Can’t Be Made into School Zone at Whitman High (VIDEO)

The State Highway Administration wrote Montgomery County officials last week that River Road near Walt Whitman High School cannot be made a school zone, which was sought in an effort to decrease speed limits along the road. Several members of a family died in a traffic accident on River Road driving to an event at […]

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April 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Van Hollen Proposes Prohibition on Forcibly Removing Passengers from Aircraft for Overbooking

U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen said he will introduce “Customers Not Cargo Act,” which would prohibit airlines from forcibly removing passengers after they have already boarded the plane because of overbooking or airline staff seeking to fly as passengers. Van Hollen wrote to his colleagues this morning to invite them to join the legislation as […]

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