Transportation

September 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Says Hearing in Works for Changes to Purple Line ‘Rules’ (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner said Monday a hearing would be convened on Sept. 28 to discuss changes to the “rules of the game” surrounding the construction of the Purple Line. Signs went up last week closing the Georgetown Branch Trail, which part of the Purple Line follows. The trail, an abandoned rail right […]

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September 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

ICC Dedicated to Former Governor Ehrlich

Gov. Larry Hogan dedicated the Intercounty Connector to his former boss, former Gov. Robert Ehrlich in a ceremony alongside the highway Thursday. Hogan said that if it weren’t for Ehrlich, who made the ICC a top priority of his administration, the road would never have gotten built. Ehrlich said the success was shared by a […]

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August 31, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Opens Widened Section of Stringtown Road (VIDEO)

County officials cut the ribbon Thursday on a 3,200-foot section of Stringtown Road in Clarksburg, widening the road from two lanes to four lanes, adding bike paths and a sidewalk. On Monday, County Executive Ike Leggett and other officials were in Prince George’s County to break ground for the Purple Line, a transit project that […]

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August 30, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Beach Traffic Will Get Extra Lane of U.S. 50 in Anne Arundel County

Gov. Larry Hogan said Wednesday the state will widen eastbound U.S. 50 as it crosses the Severn River in Annapolis. The $22.8 million project will add a fourth lane to the highway starting at Rowe Boulevard, cross the Severn River and continue to U.S. 450, he said. He said the project would be complete by […]

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August 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Purple Line Construction Begins in Prince George’s County (VIDEO)

Construction started on the Purple Line started about 11 a.m. Monday when Gov. Larry Hogan operated a John Deere excavator to knock down a portion of a metal building not far from New Carrollton. “The Purple Line project will be an incredible and important economic driver for Maryland. It will integrate seamlessly with our current […]

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August 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Ride On’s New ExtRa Service Will Provide an Express Bus Along Route 355 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Updated 8.14.17 Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Montgomery County Council President, Roger Berliner, and other county leaders on Monday to announce a new bus service aimed to alleviate the amount of cars on one of the county’s “busiest corridors”, according to Leggett. Beginning on Oct. 2, Ride On’s ExtRa Buses will provide a limited stop […]

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August 22, 2017 | Staff Writer

Maryland U.S. Senators Release Statement on Purple Line Funding

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) issued the following statement on reports that Maryland’s Purple Line would receive full federal funding: “From day one, Team Maryland has been fighting to bring the Purple Line to Maryland, because we know it will strengthen our economy, help combat congestion and air pollution, and […]

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August 7, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Parking Garage Work Underway in Olde Towne Gaithersburg (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The six-level Olde Towne Parking Garage is getting a $202,000 refresh. Gaithersburg project manager Melanie Brown described the work as “routine maintenance,” including concrete deck sealing and re-striping of the parking lines in the garage that was built in 1999 to provide parking for visitors to Olde Towne. According to Brown, the work started on […]

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August 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Gaithersburg Planning Commission Approves Motion for Pedestrian Safety Improvements along Kentlands Boulevard

The Gaithersburg Planning Commission has unanimously approved a motion to recommend fiscal year 2018 funding for pedestrian safety improvements along Kentlands Boulevard. Planning and Code Administration Director John Schlichting asked the Commission to make a formal motion for the funding at the Aug. 2nd meeting. “What we are looking for tonight is just your advocacy […]

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July 24, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Purple Line ‘Back on Track,’ Berliner Says

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner heralded last week’s decision on the Purple Line, in which the Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the Purple Line’s environmental approval. Here is Berliner’s take on the decision:    

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