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Community Wants More Restrictions at Montgomery County Airpark

The Maryland Aviation Administration inspected the Montgomery County Airpark Wednesday morning and the results of that inspection are due in a few days. Keith Miller, executive director of the Montgomery County Revenue Authority, told members of the Airpark Liaison Committee Wednesday night, that the inspection was requested by the authority in the wake of the […]

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Montgomery County Bikeshare Exceeds Projections

Montgomery County’s Bikeshare program celebrated its first year of operation in fall 2014 and exceeded participation projections with 35,000 trips taken. The County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) launched its Capital Bikeshare network in October 2013 with 14 stations. Over the following months, the program ramped up to install a total of 51 stations in three […]

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Montgomery County Airpark Liaison Committee to Discuss Plane Crash

A meeting of the Montgomery County Airpark Liaison Committee is set for Jan. 28 to talk about the tragic December 8th plane crash that killed six people.  But Montgomery County Revenue Authority Executive Director Keith Miller said he doesn’t believe there will be any changes to Airpark operations until the Authority gets a final accident […]

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Pothole Repair Funding Falls Through the Cracks of Proposed State Budget (VIDEO)

Governor Larry Hogan’s recently released fiscal year 2016 state operating budget shows no state funding for pothole repair in Montgomery County. In this MyMCMedia Extra Council President George Leventhal says the county will have to determine how to make up the shortfall and that might mean reduced pothole repairs.

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Leventhal Talks State Budget and Unaccompanied Minors at News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal held a briefing on Monday where he discussed Governor Larry Hogan’s proposed Fiscal Year 2016 State budget and how it might impact the county and the future of the Purple Line, a request for attorneys in Montgomery County to provide work pro bono for unaccompanied minors looking to get […]

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SHA Prepares for Snow

Weather forecasters are predicting snow to come to Maryland’s western and central regions beginning tonight and lasting through Tuesday. The State Highway Administration (SHA) is preparing by pre-treating roads where snow is expected and loading trucks with salt and sand. The Monday morning commute may be hazardous and SHA officials are strongly urging motorists to […]

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Council’s recent styrofoam ban, a fire and rescue inspection with alarming results, the Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration at Strathmore and more.

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Coalition for Smarter Growth Director Praises Hogan for Keeping Purple Line on Track

Reports today indicate that Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has initially retained state funding for the long-planned for Purple Line in his first state budget. Based on those reports, Coalition for Smarter Growth Executive Director Stewart Schwartz applauded the decision in the following statement: “We were pleased to see that both Purple Line and Red Line […]

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Delaney: “Stepping Onto a Train Car Shouldn’t Require a Leap of Faith”

Officials from the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) briefed members of the Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia congressional delegations today at the Capitol. Congressman John Delaney attended the briefing, which included an update on NTSB’s investigation and information from WMATA about emergency protocols and evacuation […]

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Drivers Urged to Use Caution When Traveling Today

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are continuing storm response activities this afternoon. “No matter the strength of the storm, we expect that any precipitation will affect this afternoon’s commute,” said SHA Administrator Melinda B. Peters. “Our crews, along with emergency responders, will be patrolling, salting and plowing roads. We ask drivers to make the […]

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