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SoberRide Offering Free Rides for St. Patrick’s Day Revelers

If your St. Patrick’s Day plan involves a visit to an Irish pub to celebrate, consider using the SoberRide program to get home safely. WRAP’s 2015 St. Patrick’s Day SoberRide program will be offered from 4  p.m. today until 4 a.m. March 18. To receive a free cab ride home (up to a $30 fare), please […]

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Ride On Tests Turn Warning System

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Ride On bus system is testing a turn warning alert that notifies pedestrians of a turning vehicle. When a bus operator turns the steering wheel 45 degrees in either direction, an audible warning is heard outside of the bus in the direction of the turn announcing that the […]

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Infrastructure Forum (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner recently brought local officials and residents together in hopes of finding solutions for the county’s infrastructure issues. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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Patching the Pothole Problem (VIDEO)

Between snow plowing season and mowing season is pothole season. That’s what the crews whose job it is to fix potholes like to say. So far they have tackled about 2,000 potholes in the county. Krista Brick reports. Residents can call the county’s 311 line to report a pothole and highway service crews often get […]

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Be on the Lookout for Pedestrians (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer urges drivers and pedestrians to use extra caution as the season transitions from winter to spring. Take a look. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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BikeShare Rates Increase May 1

Starting May 1 it’s going to cost you more to use Capital Bikeshare. Annual membership will jump from $75 to $85, while casual one-day users will pay $8, up from $7. The pricing structure change derives from a review of public comments made at the Capital Bikeshare Open House held on Jan. 28 and through […]

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Pothole Problems?

Your ride to work and school may be bumpy this week as public works crews work to fill the inevitable potholes that break up area roadways following an active winter season. Montgomery County officials say generally potholes are inspected and repaired within three business days on county maintained roads. You can call 311 to report […]

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Snow Ending and Wind Chill Advisory in Place Until Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory in effect tonight from midnight until 10 a.m. Friday. Snow should stop by 7 p.m. Thursday accumulating anywhere from six to ten inches in the area, according to the service. It will be cloudy during the early evening, then gradually clearing, with a low around […]

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Metrobus Service to Stop Tonight at 9 p.m.

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announces Metrobus service will be suspended at 9 p.m. today due to hazardous road conditions. The current weather forecast calls for temperatures to drop significantly over the next several hours to an expected low of 10 degrees tonight. This has the potential to cause extremely hazardous, icy conditions on […]

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Residents Can Use Online Map to Check Real-Time Road Conditions

As the snow continues to fall in Montgomery County, Montgomery County Highway Services are plowing the main roadways and expect to be into neighborhoods by this evening. To find out how the roads look in your area, check out the Highway Services interactive map here. According to a Feb. 19 interview with Keith Compton, division […]

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