Transportation

August 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Partial Building Collapse in Wheaton Closes Some Lanes of University Blvd at Veirs Mill Rd (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue services are responding to a partial building collapse of the Mattress Warehouse store located at 2704 University Boulevard in Wheaton. Fire and Rescue Spokesperson Pete Piringer said the building was evacuated and there are no injuries. At this time, some westbound lanes of University Boulevard at Veirs Mill Road are […]

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August 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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More School Bus Cameras to be Deployed During Upcoming School Year (VIDEO)

When school starts on Aug. 29, there will be 100 school bus cameras watching local roads or four times more cameras than last year. That’s the word from Captain Tom Didone who talked about the expansion of the school bus camera program on the latest episode of County Report This Week:

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August 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Metro Extending SafeTrack Surge #7 Through the Weekend

WMATA announced that it is extending SafeTrack Surge #7 through Aug. 21st. According to a news release, Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Twinbrook will single track on Aug. 19th, providing service every 30 minutes to Shady Grove and Rockville. Metro will completely shutdown the Red Line service between Shady Grove and Grosvenor-Strathmore over the […]

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August 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Safe Track Surge #7 Begins on Tuesday Between Shady Grove and Twinbrook Stations

Red Line commuters take note: Metro trains will continuously single track between Shady Grove and Twinbrook from August 9 through August 18 as part of Safety Track Surge #7. WMATA officials are advising Red Line commuters to find other transportation options as trains are expected to be crowded, especially during rush hour due to service […]

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August 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

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SHA Announces Overnight Road Closures on I-270 in Clarksburg

Commuters on I-270 in northern Montgomery County may want to factor in some extra time this week. That’s because the MD 121 Bridge over I-270 is being widened by one lane in each direction as part of the road work for the Clarksburg Premium Outlets. During construction this week, crews will need to close lanes […]

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August 4, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Federal Judge Ruling Could Delay Purple Line Construction

Purple Line construction could potentially be delayed following a federal judge’s decision on Wednesday, which orders additional studies to take into account Metrorail’s deterioration and declining ridership. According to court documents, which can be found on Bethesda Beat’s website, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Richard Leon ordered the defendant, the  Maryland Transit […]

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August 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

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County Council Supports Two Senior Transportation Initiatives (VIDEO)

Montgomery County approved two initiatives to enhance senior transportation. One lowers the eligibility age for the Call-n-Ride program from 67 to 65 years of age. The second extends the seniors ride free on Ride On and Metrobus to include Saturdays.

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August 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Residents Weigh In on Tobytown Bus Service Route at Ride On Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

After decades of pushing for better transportation options and nearly four months after a resident testified for bus service in front of the Montgomery County Council, Tobytown residents will finally have Ride On bus access. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. The County Council approved $407,000 for a Ride On route in the FY 2017 budget in […]

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August 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Safe Track Work Begins on the Red Line, Ridership Down (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Metro officials say ridership on the Red Line dipped significantly as Safe Track repair work began as scheduled on August 1st, with continuous single tracking between the Takoma and Silver Spring stations, now thru August 7. According to a Metro news release, ridership on the Red Line was down approximately 30 to 40 percent this […]

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July 31, 2016 | Staff Writer

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Road Closures on University Boulevard in Silver Spring After Two Water Main Breaks

UPDATED Aug. 1, 5:30 a.m. WSSC crews are working to repair two 12-inch water main breaks along University Boulevard in Silver Spring. As a result of the two breaks, all lanes of University Boulevard (eastbound and westbound) are closed between Seek Lane and Carroll Avenue. According to WSSC officials, the first break happened about 10 […]

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