Transportation

June 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bridge Dedicated to Principal Who Died Unexpectedly (VIDEO)

Family and friends of Dr. Michael J. Doran, who was the principal at Wootton High School for 12 years, gathered Thursday to dedicate a bridge in his name. Doran died unexpectedly in 2015. Those who knew Doran described him as an inspiration. “It’s hard to find a principal that both the staff and students love, […]

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May 31, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Historic Lyttonsville Bridge Closed But Not Forgotten (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Rusted supports and a deteriorating surface forced the closure of a bridge built in Lyttonsville almost a century ago. The Talbot Avenue structure still represents an historic connection between the Silver Spring community founded by a free black laborer in 1853 and other Montgomery County neighborhoods. The 105-foot-long bridge spans train tracks slated for use […]

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May 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: State Transportation Chief Orders Contracts, Hiring for Purple Line Suspended

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn ordered Purple Line Transit Partners, the company chosen to build and operate the Purple Line light-rail transit link, to suspend new construction contracts and freeze hiring of construction staff. The order is one of seven steps Rahn took because of an “unknown timeline for appeal” and dwindling resources. PLTP also […]

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May 30, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Montgomery County Settles Suit Over Silver Spring Transit Center

Montgomery County and the contractors who built the Silver Spring Transit Center reached a settlement, County Executive Ike Leggett said Tuesday. The county will receive $25 million from the engineering firms Parsons Brinckerhoff and Robert B. Balter Company, and the Facchina Construction Co. Once they pay, the county will pay Foulger Pratt $3 million, according […]

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May 30, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATED: Attorney General Appeals Purple Line Ruling

UPDATE: Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh appealed U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon’s ruling. The appeal consisted of a single paragraph. Original updated post: U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon issued his final ruling Tuesday in a suit meant to halt construction of the Purple Line, siding with plaintiffs that declining ridership on Metro push […]

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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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