Montgomery County Department of Transportation

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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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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May 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Pay Stations Installed in Silver Spring Parking Lot

Paying for parking in some lots in Silver Spring have become “more convenient,” according to staff from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Division (MCDOT) of Parking Management. Four new centralized pay stations were installed at the Bonifant and Easley Lot (LOT 29) earlier this week to give consumers more payment options. “What we had […]

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April 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New Bus Service Planned for Md. 355 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is preparing for extRa, a faster transit option for Md. 355. extRa focuses on Md. 355, with higher speed service and 12 stops — between the Lakeforest Transit Center in Gaithersburg and Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda. Starting in October, the extRa buses will travel the distance in […]

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April 14, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know Today, April 14, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, April 14, in Montgomery County: 1. Quince Orchard and White Oak libraries close at 6 p.m. Saturday for a summer-long refresh project. 2. Bunnyland at Butler’s Orchard opens at 10 a.m. Admission, $9 children and $7 adults, includes hayrides, Race the Rubber Ducky Derby, egg hunt, visit with the farm’s […]

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