Transportation

November 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro SmarTrip Balances to not Allow Negative Balances Beginning Jan. 8

Metro will not allow customers to exit the rail system or board a bus if the trip would create a negative balance on their SmarTrip card. This change goes into effect Jan. 8. Currently, small negative balances are allowed on SmarTrip cards. Bus riders with $1.75 or less on their card are allowed to board […]

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November 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Transportation Department Plans Forum to Give Overview of Traffic Relief Plan

The Maryland Department of Transportation is moving forward with a forum Dec. 13 to provide an overview of the $7.6 billion public-private partnership to relieve congestion on I-270 and I-495. The forum will take place at the BWI Marriott and is open to industry professionals. Industry responses to the state’s request for information on the […]

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November 20, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Signs Contract with ParkMobile

[Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to clarify that Montgomery County residents will still be able to use the MobileNow! app to pay for parking.] The popular ParkMobile, a popular parking app used widely in the DC metro area, will soon be available for use by Montgomery County residents, Bethesda Beat reports. The county […]

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November 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Thanksgiving Travel Expected to Hit 12-Year High

The number of Americans traveling this Thanksgiving is expected to hit a 12-year high, according to AAA. More than 50 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more which is a 3.3 percent increase compared to last year. In the Washington D.C. area, at least 20 percent of residents are expected to travel and experts […]

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November 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s How MDOT is Preparing for Winter Weather (VIDEO)

As the winter season approaches, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration officials said they are ready to combat winter storms. “We have an expert team that thinks about snow year round, working to continually improve our strategies for managing snow and ice,” said Gregory Slator, administrator for the State Highway Administration. Together with the […]

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November 17, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Rahn Provides Some Answers on I-270, I-495 Projects

When Gov. Larry Hogan unveiled his $9 billion traffic congestion relief plan he left a lot of questions unanswered. What was he going to do with the American Legion Bridge? Why add four lanes to I-270 when two reversible lanes could satisfy? How can the state expand the Capital Beltway when homes, parks and Holy […]

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November 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Transportation Secretary To Meet with Council Committee

Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn meets with the Montgomery County Council’s transportation committee today to discuss Gov. Larry Hogan’s $7.6 billion plan to relieve traffic on I-270 and I-495. The committee’s meeting begins at 2:30 p.m. and will take place in the Third Floor Conference Room of the Council Office Building in Rockville. Council members […]

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November 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Here’s How You Can Find Your “On-Time” Metro Score

Last year, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched a program that allows customers to track their own personal on-time trip scores with an online tool titled, “MyTripTime.” The program works first by calculating how long it actually took commuters to travel from Metro Station A to B after tappin in and out with a […]

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November 14, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Traffic on American Legion Bridge

Google: Best, Worst Thanksgiving Travel Times in Maryland

Are you travelling this Thanksgiving? Google has determined the best and worst times to travel on Maryland’s roads for the holiday and shared the information on their Mapping Thanksgiving web page. The internet search services giant has mapped out traffic and search trends for major cities, including the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region. It will come as […]

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November 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Says Back2Good Plan Delivering More On-Time Rides

Metro’s Customer Service, Operations and Security Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday, Nov. 16. and on their agenda is the latest Vital Signs Report. The report concludes that “better performance was achieved in FY18 than FY17 due to the actions completed in the…Back2Good plan. Metro customers are experiencing fewer train offloads, better on-time performance, and fewer unscheduled delays […]

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