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More than 800 Drivers Cited for Passing Stopped School Buses

Since January 825 citations have been issued to drivers who passed a stopped school bus that has its stop sign and stop arm extended, Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice said Monday. The council’s education and public safety committees met to get an update on the issue and other school issues Monday. According to County […]

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Ride On to Hold Public Forum on Proposed Service Additions

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There may be some additions to several Ride On routes and the county wants to know what you think of them. Montgomery County is scheduled to hold a public forum on proposed Ride On service additions on Oct.29 at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. and […]

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Ride On Schedule Changes Coming Oct. 1

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Starting October 1, the Route 83 Ride On bus that provides service between the Germantown Transit Center at Milestone and the Germantown Park and Ride Lot will be extended to provide daily service to the new Holy Cross Hospital in Germantown and Montgomery College in Germantown. The route will operate: • About every 30 minutes […]

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County Launches Campaign to Pass on Message about Not Passing Stopped School Buses

Montgomery County government, police and public schools are teaming up to educate drivers about the importance of complying with Maryland laws pertaining to stopped school buses with activated flashing lights and stop arms. This week, a new easy-viewing informational outreach campaign, #PassItOn, is being launched through social media. Each day a new video message will […]

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County Council Meets on May 13

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The Montgomery County Council at approximately 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, is expected to take action on a resolution urging the Maryland District Court to increase fines to $250 for drivers caught illegally passing stopped school buses by cameras mounted on the buses. The Council also will continue its review of County Executive Isiah […]

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Council President Craig Rice News Briefing (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Council President Craig Rice met with the media on April 28. Rice focused on the budget, schools, school resource officers and school bus cameras during his briefing with the media. He also said the next Silver Spring Transit Center update is scheduled for May 6. You can watch his briefing in its entirety […]

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Rapid Transit Update Headlines Silver Spring Board Meeting (Video)

Local residents heard updates on changes to the County’s Rapid Transit plan during the Silver Spring Citizen Advisory Board’s April meeting. MyMCMedia’s Valerie Bonk has the latest story on where Rapid Transit is going and what the next steps are for the project. Bus Rapid Transit is now Rapid Transit Vehicle. That’s just one of […]

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Ride On to Operate Regular Weekday Schedule on Monday

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Montgomery County’s Ride On bus service will operate a regular weekday schedule on Monday, March 17. However, as roads are expected to be icy and snow covered, passengers should expect delays and detours. Check http://rideonrealtime.com or call 311 for more information. MC311 will open this evening at 10 p.m.

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PTA On School Construction Bill: ‘It’s Not Over Until It’s Over’

Despite recent discussion that Montgomery County may not get the school construction funding they’re hoping for this session, a group of County parents, advocates and political leaders will be traveling to Annapolis on March 6 to show legislators they’re not standing down when it comes to fighting for a solution to what they say is […]

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Metro Extends K9 Bus Service Beginning Dec. 29

One year after the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) created the K9 limited-stop bus service from the Fort Totten Metro Station to Northwest Park, it is extending the service to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)/Federal Research Center beginning December 29. The service will further help relieve crowding along the busy New Hampshire Avenue […]

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