Transportation

May 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Launches Car Free Challenge

In an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, the City of Takoma Park launched a five-month competition titled, “The Takoma Park Care Free Challenge.” The car fee challenge is open to anyone  living or working in Takoma Park and can be completed individually or on a team, according to a news release. […]

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May 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

More People Expected to Travel This Memorial Day Weekend

Do you have plans to get away this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you are going to have a lot of company on local roads. The auto club, AAA Mid-Atlantic, is projecting that one million Washington metro area residents will take a trip of 50 miles or more this holiday weekend. “It’s the highest number […]

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May 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Purple Line Transit Partners Plan to Meet the Public

Purple Line Transit Partners, the companies that have won a contract to build and operate the Purple Line, is holding a meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Montgomery Blair High School. The Purple Line will be a 16-mile light rail link between Bethesda and New Carrollton, stopping at 21 stations, including Silver […]

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May 23, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Leggett Disappointed with Purple Line Decision; Hogan Finds It ‘Baffling’

UPDATED: County Executive Ike Leggett described his disappointment with the Purple Line decision Tuesday morning. The judge considering a case to halt the Purple Line project has issued a ruling siding with opponents of the light rail link between Bethesda and New Carrollton in Prince George’s County. In his ruling, Judge Richard J. Leon expressed […]

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May 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Weekend Lane Closures Near NIH Planned

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation will close two northbound lanes of Rockville Pike (MD 355) between Woodmont Avenue and Center Drive, near the Medical Center Metro Station, NIH, and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity Bethesda, according to a notice from the BRAC coordinator office of Montgomery County Executive […]

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May 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Shops Open at Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station

A series of shops opened Wednesday at the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro Station, a chance for subway riders to see local businesses that specialize in flowers, food, fashions and other items. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld, County Executive Ike Leggett and other local officials were part of the kick-off event at the North Bethesda subway station. The […]

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May 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Judges Order Answer to Purple Line Writ

UPDATED: U.S. appeals court judges ordered Wednesday a response to Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s writ of mandamus, a legal document ordering U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon to rule on the Purple Line lawsuit. Frosh filed the writ last week. Gov. Larry Hogan asked him to file the writ of mandamus shortly before. […]

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May 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Pay Stations Installed in Silver Spring Parking Lot

Paying for parking in some lots in Silver Spring have become “more convenient,” according to staff from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Division (MCDOT) of Parking Management. Four new centralized pay stations were installed at the Bonifant and Easley Lot (LOT 29) earlier this week to give consumers more payment options. “What we had […]

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May 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan Calls on FAA to Change Flight Patterns

Gov. Larry Hogan asked the Federal Aviation Administration to route commercial airliners taking off and landing at Reagan National Airport using old flight patterns until the agency can engage state and local stakeholders. “I sincerely hope that we are able to find common ground and an amicable resolution,” Hogan said in a letter to FAA […]

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May 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

17,500 Expected to Bike to Work on Friday

Friday’s Bike to Work Day is expected to have 17,500 expected to take part. Organizers say many participants will be biking to work for the first time. And of the people who are first-timers, 10 percent continue to bike to work an average of 1.4 days a week, according to Commuter Connections and the Washington […]

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