Montgomery County Department of Transportation

October 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCDOT Receives $4 Million From U.S Department of Transportation for Electric Buses

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation will replace some of its diesel buses with 10 new electric buses thanks to a $4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The grant money comes just one year after the FTA awarded MCDOT with a $1.75 million to purchase four electric buses and charging stations back in 2017, […]

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July 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Update on Germantown Sinkhole

Crews from Montgomery County Department of Transportation are working around the clock to repair the area of Father Hurley Boulevard where a sinkhole developed earlier this week. According to Bruce Johnston, chief of the Division of Transportation Engineering with MCDOT, the sinkhole is the result of a damaged culvert underneath the ground.  It isn’t clear […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

It’s Finally Spring, It’s Finally Pothole Season

Potholes, more prevalent in spring, are a year-round concern, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation says. Four dedicated crews patrol in pothole trucks every weekday, weather permitting, responding to repair requests as well as stopping to fill any other potholes encountered. The crews rely on repair requests made by residents through the County’s MC311 system […]

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February 28, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know in Montgomery County for Feb. 28

Here are five things you need to know today, Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Montgomery County: 1. County Executive Forum: Montgomery County Black Business Council will hold a candidate forum  for county executive candidates. 2. Purple Line: MCDOT will hold a public hearing to consider public comments for the creation of multiple new Residential Permit Parking Areas (RPPAs) in Silver Spring. […]

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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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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 15, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Nov. 15 in Montgomery County

Here’s five things to know today, Nov. 15, in Montgomery County: 1. Transportation Priorities?: Monthly meeting of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. They will review the results of an analysis that looked at a set of 10 initiatives to determine if they addressed regional transportation challenges, such as congestion and safety.  A new northern bridge crossing […]

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