Transportation

November 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch that will remain in effect until Thursday evening. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. According to the NWS, snow, ice, and sleet accumulations of one quarter inch or greater are possible throughout […]

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November 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

County Issues Hypothermia Alert Through Wednesday Afternoon

Montgomery County activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Wednesday at noon. Hypothermia Alerts are issued when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Be sure to wear layers and warm clothing during this time. County residents should be cognizant of children, senior citizens, animals, and homeless individuals during the cold weather. The […]

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November 8, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Bicyclist Killed By BMW in Wheaton

A 47-year old male bicyclist was killed in Wheaton after a collision involving a 2019 BMW M240i on Wednesday evening. The bicyclist was crossing the westbound lanes of Randolph Road and approaching Goodhill Road, when he was struck by the vehicle traveling in the same direction. Montgomery County Police confirm that the bicyclist was not […]

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November 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

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Five Cheap Rides to the Polls When You Don’t Own a Car

Make sure transportation isn’t an issue for when you cast your ballot in Montgomery County.  Here are five ways to ride to the polls for free, or at an affordable price. Bike to your polling location. Download the Capital Bikeshare App on your phone and unlock the free 24 hour pass. The pass is valid […]

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November 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Several Injuries Reported After School Bus and Dump Truck Collide in Aspen Hill Area

Update, 11 a.m.:  At least nine people, including eight students and one adult, were transported to a local hospital following a crash that involved a school bus and a truck Monday morning in the Aspen Hill area, according to the police. The bus was taking students to Farquhar Middle School in Olney. The injuries are […]

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October 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Officials Break Ground on Bus Rapid Transit

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett joined state and other county-elected officials early Thursday to break ground for the county’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that will operate on US 29. According to county officials, US 29 is busiest transit corridor in Montgomery County. Starting in 2020, the 14 mile, 11-station BRT will run between […]

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October 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Several Injuries Reported After School Bus and Truck Collide in Germantown

At least seven people, including two children, were transported to a local hospital following a crash that involved a school bus and a truck Monday morning in Germantown, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson, Pete Piringer. Officers from Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews responded to the intersection […]

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October 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Asks Hogan for Greater Pedestrian Safety on Georgia Avenue

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan requesting greater pedestrian safety along Georgia Avenue, near where four Kennedy High School students were struck by a car as they were walking to a school bus stop. The letter asks the state to reduce the speed limit on Georgia Avenue, now […]

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October 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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Street Beat: Gaithersburg Street Resurfacing on West Deer Park Road

The city of Gaithersburg Department of Public Works will be conducting street resurfacing on West Deer Park Road, from Muddy Branch Road to Fairbanks Drive. The work will consist of sealing cracks and micro-surfacing of existing pavement as needed as well as removal and replacement of deteriorated curb and sidewalk. The curb and sidewalk sealing and pavement […]

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October 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MDOT Officials on Widening I-270: ‘We’re Not Going to Take Your Home’

During a transportation meeting with Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation staff, and the community, Secretary Rahn told those in attendance that homes will not be taken from residents as the state looks to widen I-270. Rahn’s response comes amid concerns from county-elected officials on behalf of their constituents. Last year, Gov. […]

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