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Street Beat: Crews to Close Beltway Lanes Nightly on I-495 in Silver Spring for Bridge Work

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is advising motorists who travel in Silver Spring on MD 193 (University Boulevard) or I-495 (Capital Beltway) of upcoming lane closures that may impact overnight travel this week. Beginning Wednesday (Oct. 22) night at 9 p.m. (weather permitting), SHA crews are scheduled to close one or two lanes of […]

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Kingsview Middle School Students Struck by Car (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

On Oct. 7, the day before International Walk to School Day, two Kingsview Middle School students were struck by a car as they walked to school in Germantown. It happened at the intersection of Kingsview Road and Clopper Road. Although their injuries were not serious, MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports that local officials are not taking […]

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Metro Operates on Saturday Schedule on Columbus Day

On Oct. 13, Metro will operate service on the following schedules: Metrorail: The rail system will open at 5 a.m. and close at midnight. Trains will operate at Saturday service intervals (every 6 to 12 minutes during daytime hours). There is no scheduled track work on Monday. Parking at Metro-owned lots and garages is free […]

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Purple Line Update (VIDEO)

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The Purple Line is a proposed 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. Recently, the Maryland Transit Authority briefed the Montgomery County Council on progress on this important transportation project. Susan Kenedy reports. For more information, visit Visit our PEG partner County […]

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Two Grants to Help with Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety in Rockville

Two state grants totaling more than $300,000 will help Rockville improve safety for children walking to school and for bicyclists on city streets. A $269,122 Safe Routes to School grant will be used to construct a sidewalk along Harrison Street, from N. Van Buren Street to Forest Avenue, according to city officials. Along with a […]

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Maryland State Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Accident

UPDATED at 1:22 p.m. Maryland State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that occurred on Oct. 8 on westbound I-370 west of Shady Grove Road. Sgt. Vinson Smith said for unknown reasons the motorcycle ran off the side of the road. He said troopers were alerted of the call about 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday. […]

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Ride On to Hold Public Forum on Proposed Service Additions

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There may be some additions to several Ride On routes and the county wants to know what you think of them. Montgomery County is scheduled to hold a public forum on proposed Ride On service additions on Oct.29 at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. and […]

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Residents and Business Owners Wanted to Serve on Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Advisory Committees

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation and the Maryland State Highway Administration are seeking volunteers — residents, businesses and community organizations — to serve on Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Advisory Committees. The two agencies are seeking public input as they develop concepts for a Rapid Transit System, a network of rapid transit routes that is […]

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Road Work Scheduled to Begin Next Week at Kentlands Boulevard and Great Seneca Highway

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The State Highway Administration is preparing to embark on an intersection improvement project at Great Seneca Highway and Kentlands Boulevard/Orchard Ridge Drive in Gaithersburg. The work is scheduled to begin next week and will not be complete until next summer, according to Christopher Bishop, community liaison for the SHA. Bishop said the project will include […]

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Escalator Project at Bethesda Metro Begins This Week

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Metro is preparing to begin a major capital project to install three new escalators at the Bethesda Station beginning the week of Oct. 6. The project is scheduled to replace the current escalators, which are more than 30 years old and have exceeded their useful life, with brand new escalators that are more durable and […]

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