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September 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

First Day of School Arrives for Public School Students

When schoolhouse doors open Tuesday for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, Montgomery County Public Schools are expecting more than 161,000 students who will be taught by more than 13,000 teachers, according to school system figures. New this year is, of course, the start date. The school year starts the day after Labor Day, […]

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May 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

SafeTrack Will Close Shady Grove, Rockville Stations

Metro will close the Shady Grove and Rockville stations as part of SafeTrack No. 16, the last track maintenance session. The transit agency will run buses from Shady Grove to the Rockville and Twinbrook stations while the stations are closed. Metro has not revealed exact dates for the final surge in track work, but it […]

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February 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Plans to Schedule School Bus Depot Meetings in Mid-to-Late March

A Montgomery County official says community meetings are expected to take place in mid-to-late March to discuss potential sites for parking hundreds of Montgomery County school buses. That’s the word from General Services Director David Dise, who said the county has been working with officials from the school district about the suitability of any potential […]

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January 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Ride on Service Changes to Begin Jan. 8, Including New Service to Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Ride On is making changes to 18 bus routes, effective Jan. 8. According to a Montgomery County news release, most of the changes modify the bus schedule to more accurately reflect the time it takes for a bus to run its route based on traffic and other conditions. The following routes are being updated: 5, 8, […]

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June 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Rice on Shady Grove Bus Depot Relocation Efforts (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to discuss the controversial move of buses from the Shady Grove Bus Depot to the Carver Educational Services parking lot on June 21st. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember Craig Rice talks about the issue and says “we have a real challenge ahead of us.”

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June 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Commuting in Montgomery County During SafeTrack (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is developing plans to help commuters during WMATA’s SafeTrack. SafeTrack is a year-long effort to improve the safety and reliability of the Metrorail system. Three planned line segment repairs and around-the-clock single tracking projects, referred to as “safety surges,” will affect Metro’s Red Line service beginning in August. […]

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May 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Hans Riemer is Looking Forward to Self Driving Vehicles (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Hans Riemer is the Council’s lead on digital government. This week, Riemer attended the 55+ Tech Fair at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Silver Spring. When it comes to new technology, Riemer said he is excited about the future of technology especially when it comes to self-driving cars. Find out […]

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May 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 11, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 11 , in Montgomery County: 1. A GoFundMe account for Malcom Winffel, who is being remembered as a hero, has raised over $103,000 in four days. Winffel’s funeral is tomorrow, and visitation is today at St. Rose of Lima Church in Gaithersburg. 2. Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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March 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Ride On Bus Service Adding Buses on Wednesday

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus service is planning to add buses when possible to routes on Wednesday in response to the Metro rail outage. According to a county news release, there are 85,000 daily Metro rail travelers in Montgomery County. Commuters are encouraged to adjust their travel plans accordingly. Montgomery County Government will be open […]

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March 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Reacts to Executive’s New Bus Rapid Transit Plan (VIDEO)

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) would bring bus routes on some of the counties busiest roads. Recently, County Executive Ike Leggett proposed additional funds for planning BRT in one of the counties most congested corridors. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports on the County Council’s reaction. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its […]

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