Downcounty Bike Share Grant (Video)
Good news for commuters: The Maryland Department of Transportation announced this month that Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has received a $1,008,000 grant for a proposed bike share program for the downcounty areas of Friendship Heights, Bethesda, Medical Center, Takoma Park and Silver Spring. In addition, during its regular session, the Maryland legislature approved a bill that will provide a $250,000 bond to the bike share program. The grant and bond will help pay for a portion of the construction and equipment costs for 50 bikeshare docking stations and 350 bikes. Montgomery County has also received $252,000 in private sector funding commitments towards the cost of bikesharing stations in the downcounty , pending assurance that the bikeshare network will be established. Take a look at this video report.