Transportation

July 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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UPDATED: Some D.C. Museums Close after Power Outage Near the Mall

UPDATED Pepco officials say a power outage on Friday afternoon near the National Mall was caused by underground equipment failure and heat is believed to be the cause for the disruption of service. According to a news release from the utility company, power should be restored to 200 customers, including to federal buildings, by noon […]

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July 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Ride On Considering Alternative Route for Proposed Potomac Bus Service (PHOTOS)

Ride On has developed an alternative route for the proposed Potomac bus service after receiving comments from the public. The original proposed route included stops along River Road and Glen Road. The alternative route eliminates those stops and instead just has one River Road stop close to Tobytown. Proposed Route: Alternative Proposed Route: Ride On is scheduled […]

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July 19, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Officials Close River Road at Lake Potomac Drive for Utility Work

This just in: River Road is closed at Lake Potomac Drive for emergency utility work. Commuters should seek an alternate route. Emergency utility work closes River Road (MD 190) at Lake Potomac Drive. Expect significant delays. Seek alternate route. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgt (@ReadyMontgomery) July 19, 2016 Emergency utility work closes River Road (MD […]

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July 14, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Street Beat: SHA Crews to Resurface Four Miles of Capital Beltway

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are scheduled to begin resurfacing four miles of Capital Beltway between New Hampshire Avenue (ND 650) and Baltimore Avenue (US 1) tonight. The work is officially slated to start at 9 p.m.. According to a news release, crews will patch the roadway, remove the top layer of asphalt, apply new asphalt […]

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July 6, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Elevator Out of Service at Shady Grove Metro

Redline commuters take note: the elevator between the east side parking lot and kiss & ride and the mezzanine at Shady Grove is out of service for major rehabilitation beginning today, and continuing through October of 2016. According to WMATA officials, this construction project will improve reliability by replacing and upgrading all major components of […]

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July 5, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Removes Carver and Westmore as Possible Bus Depot Relocation Sites (VIDEO)

Montgomery County will no longer consider the parking lot at Carver Educational Services Center on Hungerford Drive or an empty lot on Westmore Drive as possible relocation sites for the Shady Grove Bus Depot. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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July 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Street Beat: SHA Crews to Resurface University Boulevard in Silver Spring This Week

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) crews are slated to begin resurfacing University Boulevard between Williamsburg Drive and Franklin Avenue in Silver Spring this week. The work is officially scheduled to begin on July 6, and motorists should prepare for overnight road closures and detours. According to a news release, construction crews are planning to grind […]

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June 29, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Over 42 Million Americans Expected to Travel on 4th of July Weekend

Millions of Americans will be packing their bags and hitting the road this coming holiday weekend. AAA projects that more than 42 million Americans will travel Independence Day weekend, an increase of 1.3 percent compared to last year’s holiday. This year’s forecast is the second highest Fourth of July travel volume on record and the most since 2001. The […]

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June 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Metro Provides Travel Tips for July 4 (VIDEO)

Metro has released a video to help riders navigate the rail system on July 4th for Independence Day. Several hundred thousand passengers are expected to take Metrorail to attend the fireworks display on the National Mall. No SafeTrack or weekend track work is scheduled for Monday, July 4. Metrorail service will open at 7 a.m. and […]

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June 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Metro General Manager Announces Elimination of “About 500 Positions”

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has announced plans to eliminate up to 500 jobs this year. In a “business efficiency” memo dated June 27, and addressed to WMATA senior management, Wiedefeld said the positions must be eliminated “to operate in a businesslike manner and achieve cost savings.” According to Wiedefeld, the department of human resources […]

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