Transportation

September 20, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

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Hogan Administration Awards MoCo $4 Million in Grants for Local Roads

The Hogan administration has awarded Montgomery County with more than $4 million in grants to improve local roads. Funding awarded to the county is a portion of the more than $57 million awarded to all 23 counties and Baltimore City. The funding represents a nearly $20 million increase over fiscal year 2018, and adds to […]

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September 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Flash Flood Watch Until Tuesday Evening

Monday night’s showers have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a round of Flash Flood Watches that will be effective until Tuesday evening. According to the NWS, a Flash Flood Watch means the threat of flash flooding exists or poor drainage areas, and along rivers and creeks. Showers and thunderstorms will continue to move […]

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September 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Ride On Service Changes Start Sept. 16

Changes to 19 Ride On bus routes will start on Sunday, September 16. New service will be added to Routes 43 (new Sunday service), 76 (new Saturday service) and 90 (new midday service). The changes are listed below: Route 90 – New midday service on weekdays to Milestone and new service to the Clarksburg community […]

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September 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Officials Draft Transportation Plan to Accommodate 1.3 Million More People

A recent study conducted by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) found that the Washington D.C. metropolitan area is expected to increase by 1.3 million more people within the next 25 years. These findings were presented during an open house for the public to learn more about “Visualize 2045,” TPB’s long-term transportation plan […]

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September 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study on Montgomery County Council’s Agenda

Alleviating traffic-congestion, a legal defense fund for residents facing deportation proceedings, and affordable housing are just some issues that the Montgomery County Council will take up when they reconvene after a nearly two-month hiatus next week. After Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposal to add four express toll lanes to the Beltway and I-270, the Maryland Department […]

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August 31, 2018 | Michelle Queen

More Than 160 School Buses are Passed Illegally Every Day in Montgomery County

An alarming number of motorists illegally pass a stopped school bus in Montgomery County. On average, about 167 violations are happening a day, according to Captain Tom Didone, Director of Montgomery County Police Traffic Division.  In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Captain Tom Didone from the Montgomery County Police Department has the details:  Montgomery County began a school bus camera program to catch and issue […]

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August 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Saybrooke View Drive Construction Set for This Week

The City of Gaithersburg Department of Public Works will conduct street reconstruction along Saybrooke View Drive, from Victory Farm Drive to the 300 block of Saybrooke View Drive, the city says. The work will consist of removal and replacement of deteriorated curb and sidewalk and the resurfacing of existing pavement. The curb and sidewalk replacement […]

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July 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Update on Germantown Sinkhole

Crews from Montgomery County Department of Transportation are working around the clock to repair the area of Father Hurley Boulevard where a sinkhole developed earlier this week. According to Bruce Johnston, chief of the Division of Transportation Engineering with MCDOT, the sinkhole is the result of a damaged culvert underneath the ground.  It isn’t clear […]

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July 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Flooding Warning in Montgomery County Effective Until Thursday

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for parts of Montgomery County until Thursday morning. According to the NWS, thunderstorms in the area are producing heavy rains which will cause flooding. Officials are warning residents to use precaution and to turn around when encountering flooding roads. The flood warning is in effect until […]

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July 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Roads Close in Montgomery County Due to Sinkhole

Updated: Bruce Johnston, chief of the Division of Transportation Engineering with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation said crews are working to open Father Hurley Boulevard later this week. According to Johnston, a collapsed culvert running underneath the road is what caused a massive sinkhole.  A replacement pipe is currently being designed that will be set […]

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