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Zelda Ln? Cat Ave? Picking a Name for a New Rockville St. Isn’t Easy!

What’s in a street name?   Rockville residents selecting a new street name came up with a long and varied list that includes references to Rockville’s past and famous citizens. Now the City of Rockville Planning Commission has the task of combing through dozens of names suggested for the one-block street that cuts in front of the new Cambria Suites Hotel, from […]

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Commuters Anxious for Opening of New Transfer Hub (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials say they are finalizing the punch list and will soon be ready to transfer responsibility of the new Paul S. Sarbanes Transit hub to WMATA.   An official opening date has not been set.  That’s not good news for commuters who are increasingly anxious for the new center to open.  MyMCMedia’s Cindy Peña […]

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Metro Opens First New Escalator Entrance at Bethesda Station (VIDEO)

photo Bethesda Metro Station

The first of three new entrance escalators is now operating at the Bethesda Metro Station. According to a news release, the escalator opened for service on Aug. 3. “This is a significant improvement for our customers at Bethesda Station. This first new entrance escalator will provide more reliable service for the thousands of passengers who […]

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County Celebrates ADA’s 25th Anniversary (VIDEO)

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett announced that the county’s nine-year bus stop improvement program has enhanced accessibility and pedestrian safety at over 3,000 bus stops. Watch this County Report This Week video to learn more: Leggett said that promoting mass transit and maintaining an inclusive community it […]

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Pedestrian Collisions Decline in 2014

Pedestrian collisions are down in Montgomery County. That’s the word from the county’s Department of Transportation. Pedestrian collisions declined by 16 percent in 2014 compared to 2013, from 483 to 405, according to stats released this week. Most significantly, severe collisions – – where pedestrians are either killed or incapacitated by their injuries – – […]

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Leventhal on Opening of Silver Spring Transit Center (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Council President George Leventhal says the opening date of the Silver Spring Transit Center is in WMATA’s hands. Related:

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New Controversy Could Delay Opening of Silver Spring Transit Center (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is surprised by a request from WMATA for $15 million to cover future repairs and maintenance at the Silver Spring Transit Center. According to Leggett, this is an attempt by WMATA to get more money from the county that is not authorized. Take a look: At the same time, WMATA […]

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Bus Drivers in Training at Silver Spring Transit Center

Commuters may see bus activity at the new Paul Sarbanes Transit Center in Silver Spring this week. Starting Monday drivers are training for the new multi-level, multi-modal, public transit complex that will link Metrorail, Marc trains and Metro and RideOn buses. No word yet on when the center will open. However, a new controversy is brewing […]

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Leventhal Purple Line Updates (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal met with reporters Monday, July 27, for a news briefing which he discussed the latest updates on the Purple Line. In this MyMCMedia Extra, Council President George Leventhal said, “County Executive Isiah Leggett negotiated very effectively with Secretary Pete Rahn.” Take a look:

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MCDOT Wins Grant to Fund New Trail in Clarksburg

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) approved $523,416 for the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) to fund the design and engineering of a shared use path and sidewalk along Maryland (MD) Route 355 in Clarksburg from Snowden Farm Parkway to Stringtown Road. The path will create a link in the existing trail […]

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