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June 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro To Test Technique To Prevent Arcing Insulators

Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld told the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday about the water that was entering the Red Line tunnels, which didn’t mix well with the electric-powered trains. The next day, Metro announced it had approved a pilot program to test a “curtain grouting” technique that will add a waterproof membrane to the exterior […]

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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro’s Wiedefeld to Address County Council on Tuesday (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is scheduled to address the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday on his plan to keep the transit system safe, reliable and affordable. His discussion comes after arcing insulators suspended Red Line service during the Friday morning rush hour. Metro officials said the arcing was likely sparked by water infiltration into […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 21 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 21, in Montgomery County: 1. Summer: It’s the first day of summer and Montgomery Recreation has opening for camps. And its pools are open till 8 p.m. 2. Coffee with a Cop: The event starts at 9:30 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at Old Georgetown Road […]

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June 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for June 20 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 20, in Montgomery County: 1. Rockville Decision: The city’s Mayor and Council approved its “Fostering Community Trust” ordinance Monday night that restricts when police can ask a person’s immigration status. Check MyMCMedia for more. 2. County Council: The council’s agenda includes a discussion about a bill to […]

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June 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Discusses Metro, Purple Line and Bethesda Sidewalk Issue

At his weekly meeting with reporters, Council President Roger Berliner discusses a proposal to change Metro’s governance, the loss of a sidewalk in Bethesda because of construction at the Apex building and his thoughts on the latest rulings from the judge hearing the Purple Line case.

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June 19, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 19, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, June 19, in Montgomery County: 1. Red Line News: The Shady Grove and Rockville Metro stations are closed this week for SafeTrack work. Find out more, here. 2. Police Blotter: Montgomery County police have arrested three men for the June 5th murders of 17-year-old Shadi Najjar and 18-year-old […]

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June 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Officials Remind Commuters That SafeTrack Closures Start Saturday (VIDEO)

Starting Saturday, people who rely on the Shady Grove and Rockville Metro stations will need to find alternative methods to get around as SafeTrack 16 closes those two stations for nine days. County and Metro officials highlighted alternatives Thursday at a news conference at the Twinbrook Metro Station. Metro crews worked on the stations during SafeTrack […]

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May 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 Stories from May 10-May 25

Our top 10 news stories offer a mixed bag this week. Some police news, some high school sports, some business news, even some trash. UPDATED: Woman Struck, Killed Crossing Woodfield Road Westside at Shady Grove Developers Announce New Retailers and More Silver Spring Park in Line for $7 Million Upgrade UPDATED: Firefighters Investigate School Bus […]

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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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April 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Report Supports Call for Sales Tax to Support Metro

A new report makes the case for a regional sales tax to pay for improvements to Metrorail, saying that the addition of a penny to the sale tax would help close a $9.5 billion funding gap to bring the transit system to a “state of good repair.” The report, from the Metropolitan Washington Council of […]

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