Transportation

September 3, 2015

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Troopers Expect HIgher Traffic Volume on Labor Day Weekend

With lower gas prices this Labor Day weekend, troopers say they expect to see an increase in vehicle traffic along Maryland roads. You may see more troopers on the road, too. Over the three day holiday weekend, troopers plan to conduct high visibility traffic enforcement across the state. Operation SHOWBOAT (SHOre-Wide Bullseye On Aggressive Traffic) […]

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September 2, 2015

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Biologists Survey Bat Population in Brookeville (VIDEO)

A contractor for the Maryland State Highway Administration, Skelly and Loy, Inc., recently conducted an environmental survey to assess the bat population in an area near the designated route of the Brookeville Bypass. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that wildlife biologists were looking for the northern long-eared bat, a threatened species. These biologists also conducted an […]

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September 2, 2015

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OPM Encourages Federal Agencies to Let Employees Work from Home During Pope’s Visit

The Pope’s visit to Washington, D.C. is expected to bring increased traffic, road closures, detours and crowded trains and buses. For that reason, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is encouraging federal agencies to let employees in our area telework. “To help alleviate traffic congestion and minimize distraction to law enforcement and security officials, agencies […]

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September 1, 2015

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Collision Shuts Down I-270 Southbound Before Clarksburg Road (PHOTOS)

Two vehicles collided along I-270 just before the Tuesday afternoon rush hour shutting down all southbound lanes before Clarksburg Road, according to a Montgomery County fire rescue spokesperson. On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue Services Spokesperson Pete Piringer reported that one of the vehicles went into a wooded area and it took rescue crews […]

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September 1, 2015

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Rockville Launches Bike Rack Grant Program (VIDEO)

Having a place to park your bike is important when traveling around the region. The city of Rockville has launched a new Bike Rack Grant Program to make biking more convenient. Find out more in this report: Visit our PEG partner Rockville11 to view more of its programming.

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September 1, 2015

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Montgomery County to Host Purple Line Presentation on Sept. 17

The public is invited to attend a presentation by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) regarding recent changes to the Purple Line project. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place. The Purple Line is a proposed light rail line […]

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August 29, 2015

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Silver Spring Transit Center, a preview of Restaurant Week in Silver Spring, back to school preps and more. You can watch the show, below:

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August 28, 2015

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Silver Spring Transit Center Scheduled to Open on September 20th (VIDEO)

The Silver Spring Transit Center is scheduled to open on Sept. 20 and that’s welcome news for commuters. Lorna Virgili reports. The long-awaited, multi-modal transit center is located at 8400 Colesville Road. It’s features include: –32 bus bays; –direct access to Metrorail and MARC trains; –22 Kiss and Ride spaces; –electronic real-time bus arrival and […]

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August 25, 2015

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Street Beat: Road Work to Improve River Road in Bethesda

Road construction to improve River Road near Willard Avenue and Greenway Drive started on Aug. 24, according to officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration. SHA officials said crews are expected to widen eastbound River Road to add a left turn lane onto Willard Avenue, which will improve traffic flow and reduce […]

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August 21, 2015

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Self Service Vehicle Emissions Testing Now Available

The Hogan administration announced today that Maryland vehicle owners can now test vehicle emissions using a new, convenient self-service Vehicle Emission Inspection Program (VEIP) kiosk. Two VEIP self-service kiosks, one located at the Glen Burnie VEIP station and one located at the Gaithersburg MVA branch office, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a […]

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