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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Pothole Season: Here’s How the County Plans to Tackle Them

It’s that time of the year motorists hate: tis’ the season for potholes. January started off cold with below freezing temperatures and now that the snow and ice are gone —for now— they have created a void in the pavement also known as potholes. Potholes are created when moisture gets under the road, freezes, and as […]

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January 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCDOT Receives $500K to Enhance Mobility for Seniors, Individuals with Disabilities

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has received $544,430 in federal funding to reduce monthly co-pays for the county’s Call-n-Ride participants. Call-n-Ride is a taxi service for low-income seniors and individuals with disabilities.  The two-year grant from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments will allow MCDOT […]

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December 14, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 14 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Thursday, Dec. 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Funeral Services for Off-Duty Officers: The funerals for two officers who were tragically killed in a car incident on I-270 will be laid to rest today. 2. Traffic Delays: The Maryland State Police said traffic delays should be expected from 7 a.m. to […]

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December 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

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

MCDOT Wins State Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Projects

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded local jurisdictions and non-profits with more than $20 million in grant money to support improvements for 43 bicycle and pedestrian safety projects across the state including here in Montgomery County. Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has received a grant of $269,834 to install four bikeshare stations along […]

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November 30, 2017 | Staff Writer

Another Dockless Bikeshare Company Comes to Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation has teamed up with Spin, a dockless bikeshare company based in North America, to place 100 Spin bikes in Silver Spring starting Dec. 7. Spin is the third company to participate in Montgomery County’s dockless bike demonstration project along with LimeBike and Ofo, according to a news release. “The […]

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November 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCDOT’s Preliminary Station Design for Bus Rapid Transit Along US 29

Montgomery County is adding Bus Rapid Transit service (BRT) to three congested traffic corridors, including MD Route 355, U.S. Route 29 and MD Route 586 or Veirs Mill Road. The goals of the BRT include improving transit, easing traffic congestion and spurring economic growth. The BRT will function as a faster travelling option with limited […]

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November 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Bus Rapid Transit Is Coming to MoCo. Here’s What You Need to Know

Residents will have the opportunity to learn about the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in three upcoming open houses hosted by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. The BRT is a new transit option for commuters along a 13.5  mile stretch on U.S. Route 29 between the Silver Spring Transit Center and Burtonsville. Similar to […]

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September 29, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Ride On Launches New Bus Service (VIDEO)

Less stops and more go. That’s what Ride On’s new extRa limited-stop bus service is all about. After roughly two years of planning, residents will catch them along Route 355 starting Oct. 2nd. “This gives people the opportunity to travel down Rockville Pike in a express way, Dan Hibbert, division chief for RideOn Transit Services, said. “We […]

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September 28, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Crosswalks Unveiled in White Flint

UPDATED 9.28.17 County leaders and residents in White Flint celebrated a milestone in helping to ensure the safety of pedestrians Wednesday evening. That’s because new crosswalks, equipped with automatic walk signals, were unveiled during a ribbon cutting ceremony with Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, County Council President Roger Berliner, and the county’s Department of Transportation […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Paper Parking Permits Are Back, MCDOT Makes Changes

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is going back to issuing physical parking permits to vehicles registered in the Residential Parking Program. The move was initiated by several county council members after they received concerns from residents about the online permitting program that was rolled out in 2015. “I am pleased that MCDOT has agreed […]

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