Transportation

July 10, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan on Transportation Issues, Announcement Expected Tuesday in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says he will be back in Montgomery County on Tuesday to talk about I-270 construction. Hogan was in Silver Spring on Monday touring a local nonprofit when he was asked by MyMCMedia about I-270 improvements. “We are going to have a press conference tomorrow in Montgomery County to talk about some […]

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June 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro To Test Technique To Prevent Arcing Insulators

Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld told the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday about the water that was entering the Red Line tunnels, which didn’t mix well with the electric-powered trains. The next day, Metro announced it had approved a pilot program to test a “curtain grouting” technique that will add a waterproof membrane to the exterior […]

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June 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Wiedefeld Addresses Arcing Insulators on the Red Line at Briefing with County Council (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld was in Rockville on Tuesday to present his plan to the Montgomery County Council for continuous improvement to the Metrorail system now that the Safe Track program is completed. During the briefing, Wiedefeld was asked about continuing issues with arcing insulators on the Red Line. “That has been an issue […]

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June 27, 2017 | Sonya Burke

UPDATED: Lanes Reopen After Fuel Spill on the Beltway

UPDATED: All lanes are now open. Update – All lanes have reopened NB I-495 before River Rd (exit 39). Expect residual delays. #mdtraffic — MC Emergency Mgmt (@ReadyMontgomery) June 27, 2017 Traffic is backing up on the Beltway after a fuel spill, involving a disabled tractor trailer, on I-495 northbound near River Road during the […]

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June 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Parking Rates in Bethesda to Take Effect July 5

Hourly parking in Bethesda will increase beginning on July 5, according to a news release. The new rates are: · On-street parking – from $2.00/hour to $2.25/hour · Lot parking – from $1.25/hour to $1.50/hour · Garages 40, 49, 57 (high demand facilities) – from $1.00/hour to $1.25/hour · Garages 11, 31, 35, 36, 42 […]

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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

I-270 Will Be County’s Top Interstate Transportation Project

Council President Roger Berliner said I-270 would be Montgomery County’s No. 1 interstate transportation project, meaning it leads the list of priorities for the county in correspondence with the state. A draft letter to the state Department of Transportation listing county priorities will be decided Tuesday. The county is asking the state to consider two […]

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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro’s Wiedefeld to Address County Council on Tuesday (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is scheduled to address the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday on his plan to keep the transit system safe, reliable and affordable. His discussion comes after arcing insulators suspended Red Line service during the Friday morning rush hour. Metro officials said the arcing was likely sparked by water infiltration into […]

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June 23, 2017 | Sonya Burke

“Difficult Morning” for Metro’s Red Line Commuters

It was a “difficult” morning for Metro riders commuting on the Red Line Friday. Metro officials said two separate incidents of arcing insulators resulted in rail service being suspended during the morning rush hour. The arcing, Metro officials said, was likely sparked by water infiltration into the tunnels overnight from heavy rains. WMATA spokesperson Richard […]

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June 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Residents Invited to Discuss County’s Master Bicycle Plan on June 22

The Montgomery County Planning Department and the Montgomery County Department of Parks is inviting residents to a public joint meeting on June 22 to discuss the Planning Department’s preliminary bikeway recommendations for the County’s Bicycle Master Plan, according to a news release. The goal of the Bicycle Master Plan, according to the Planning Department’s website, […]

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June 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Officials Remind Commuters That SafeTrack Closures Start Saturday (VIDEO)

Starting Saturday, people who rely on the Shady Grove and Rockville Metro stations will need to find alternative methods to get around as SafeTrack 16 closes those two stations for nine days. County and Metro officials highlighted alternatives Thursday at a news conference at the Twinbrook Metro Station. Metro crews worked on the stations during SafeTrack […]

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