Transportation

May 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

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MTA Announces Service Disruptions to MARC Brunswick Line on Monday

The MARC Brunswick Line is operating on a significantly reduced schedule today because of Sunday’s CSX freight train derailment near Washington. The Brunswick Line trains will terminate at Silver Spring. The following Brunswick Line trains are the only trains that will operate in morning service on Monday, May 2. Train 892 (6:05am departure from Frederick) […]

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April 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Purple Line Project Update, WSSC Meeting (VIDEO)

Transportation and Environment Committee members from Prince George’s and Montgomery County recently met at the headquarters of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to discuss the Purple Line and WSSC issues. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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April 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Metro

Delaney to File Legislation to Reform Metro Board Requirements

U.S. Rep. John Delaney is expected to file legislation that would reform the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Board of Directors this week. According to a news release, the WMATA Management Reform Act would require the next three federal appointees to the Board to either be certified transit expert, a certified management expert, a […]

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April 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Rockville Cruises into Bike Month in May

The city of Rockville is celebrating Bike Month in May with a variety of events aimed at promoting biking in the city. The month long celebration kicks off on May 1st at Rockville City Hall, and includes weekly bike safety checks and some friendly competition with the city of Frederick. Bike Month Kickoff Ride Sunday, […]

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April 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Westfield Transit Center at Montgomery Mall Opens on May 1st (PHOTO)

Montgomery County officials and Westfield Montgomery Mall leaders are celebrating the new Westfield Montgomery Mall Transit Center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today, April 28, for the new facility. The relocated center opens on May 1st, and will provide additional customer amenities and better traffic circulation. “The County is proud to manage a transit center […]

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April 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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UPDATED: WSSC Repairs Water Main Break on Rockville Pike in Bethesda (PHOTOS)

UPDATED WSSC crews have completed repairs on the 16-inch water main that broke overnight on Rockville Pike near Cedar Lane. According to WSSC, service has been restored to 116 customers who were impacted by the break. All lanes on Rockville Pike at Cedar Lane are now open. WSSC confirmed the broken water main shortly before […]

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April 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro

Metrorail Extends Hours for Capitals Playoff Game

WMATA officials have announced that the Metrorail system is planning to remain open one additional hour to accommodate fans attending the Capitals playoff game on Thursday night at the Verizon Center. Fans entering the system after midnight must use the following station entrances: • Gallery Place (7th & F Street entrance only); • Judiciary Square […]

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April 25, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Investigation Continues Into Red Line Train Incident

The investigation into the cause of a Saturday evening smoke incident outside Friendship Heights Station is ongoing, according to a news release issued today by Metro. While Metro has not yet identified the root cause of the incident, investigators have eliminated power cables as a contributing factor. Both Metro and the Federal Transit Administration are […]

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April 25, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Berliner on County Executive’s Proposed Tobytown Shuttle Service Plan (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has proposed a plan to provide a shuttle transit service to the historic Potomac community of Tobytown. The proposal was introduced during a recent Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy & Environment (T&E) committee meeting, and if approved would begin October 2017. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner discusses […]

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April 24, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Bus Rapid Transit Informational Sessions Set for April 28 and May 3rd

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), is planning to host two open houses in Montgomery County where the public can learn more and provide input on plans to develop Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along the MD 355 corridor from Bethesda to Clarksburg. The first Open […]

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