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July 6, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Truck Driver Dies at Hyattstown Weigh Station

A tractor-trailer driver from Salisbury died Friday morning at the weigh station in Montgomery County when his truck rolled over him, a Maryland State Police statement said. About 11:30 a.m., a trooper with the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division placed the victim’s tractor-trailer out of service for brake violations. The trooper’s action took place at the […]

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June 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Maryland, Interior Department Step Closer to Transferring Highway to State Control

Maryland and the U.S. Department of the Interior signed a general agreement to evaluate transferring the portion of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway from federal to state control, Gov. Larry Hogan’s office reported Monday. The office called the agreement a “significant step” in the $9 billion Traffic Relief Plan that Hogan unveiled in September. Hogan and Interior […]

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June 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

Public Workshops Scheduled for I-270, Capital Beltway Traffic Relief

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will hold its second round of public workshops in July for the “I-495 & I-270 Managed Lanes Study,” which considers improvements along two of the state’s most congested highways, the Capital Beltway and I-270. The study is part of MDOT SHA’s statewide Traffic Relief Plan to reduce […]

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May 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rolling Thunder Motorcyclists Pass Through Montgomery County May 27

Hundreds of Rolling Thunder motorcyclists rode down I-270 south Sunday morning as they traveled to the Pentagon escorted by Montgomery County police officers. Dozens of passerby stood on highway overpasses and cheered and waved American flags to honor the riders below. Hundreds of motorcycles headed to #RollingThunder on I-270 At Montrose Rd. #Rockville @mymcmedia #MemorialDayWeekend2018 […]

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May 25, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Maryland State Police Plan Extra Highway Enforcement for Memorial Day Weekend

The Maryland State Police Department is preparing to put more troopers on the roadways for the Memorial Day weekend. An average of 312 fatal accidents occur each year at this time, making it the deadliest holiday in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Maryland Department of Transportation reports that […]

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May 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery, Frederick Urge Hogan not to Drop I-270 Study

The Montgomery and Frederick county councils have sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan urging him to restart a study that would examine traffic relief options for I-270. Here Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer discusses the change in the project: And here’s the letter from the two councils: An attempt to get a comment […]

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May 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for May 14 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Monday, May 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Budget Time: The Montgomery County Council continues work on the fiscal 2019 budget with a session that starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Third Floor Council Room. Here’s the agenda. 2. Meeting the Media: Council President Hans Riemer will meet reporters […]

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April 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: Hogan Calls for New Procurement on Highway Contract

Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday asked Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn for a new procurement for a consulting contract to guide $9 billion in highway spending. The $68.5 million contract became the source of questions by the Board of Public Works. The Daily Record in Baltimore reported that Rahn had failed to disclose ownership and sale […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Rose Krasnow (D) Discusses Transportation Projects and Traffic Congestion

Montgomery County executive candidate Rose Krasnow fielded questions from members of three development groups at a forum held in Rockville on Jan. 8. Krasnow responds to a question about transportation projects and traffic congestion in the county. The three organizations that hosted the forum were the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, the Maryland Building […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

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George Leventhal (D) Talks Transportation Projects and Traffic Congestion

Montgomery County executive candidate George Leventhal fielded questions from members of three development groups at a forum held in Rockville on Jan. 8. Leventhal responds to a question about transportation projects and traffic congestion in the county. Leventhal gives a rebuttal about a question dealing with traffic-free communities: The three organizations that hosted the forum […]

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