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River Road Reopens Near Tobytown Following Emergency Roadwork

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Updated June 1: All lanes are open on River Road following completion of emergency roadwork to repair a damaged drain pipe. UPDATE – Montgomery County – All lanes open on MD 190 (River Road) in Potomac. #mdtraffic #MDOTNews cg — MD State Highway Adm (@MDSHA) June 2, 2019 UPDATE – Montgomery County – Crews making great […]

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New Capital Improvements Coming to Historic Tobytown (VIDEO & PHOTO)

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The people living in the 26-townhouse community of Tobytown can expect some new capital improvements in their historic neighborhood. The Housing Opportunities Commission has already made progress on the cleanup of the Tobytown cemetery established by former slaves and their families. HOC’s Director of Legislative and Public Affairs says more work is planned for the […]

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Tobytown Cemetery Cleanup Uncovers More History (VIDEOS & PHOTOS)

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The Tobytown Cemetery in Potomac is no longer buried under years of overgrowth. Office administrators and lawn service workers spent hours removing leaves, weeds and vines covering up grave markers on the historic grounds. The Housing Opportunities Commission employees found out the cemetery actually extends beyond the fenced section adjacent to River Road. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis […]

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Berliner Asks HOC to Restore Cemetery in Tobytown to a “Dignified State” (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner is asking the Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) to restore a cemetery in Tobytown “to a dignified state and to develop a plan for its on-going maintenance.” In a letter to HOC Director Stacy Spann, dated Feb. 23, Berliner notes that the Council recently watched a video about Tobytown and […]

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Tobytown Community Celebrates the Launch of Ride On Bus Service (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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After decades of pushing for direct access to public transportation, residents of the historic community of Tobytown celebrated the launch of the Route 301 Ride On bus service on Tuesday. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. The Ride On bus stop is located conveniently on Tobytown Drive and also serves surrounding communities connecting those residents to; Travilah […]

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Tobytown Bus Service Ridership Exceeds Expectations

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Since its launch on Oct. 2nd, the long awaited Route 301 Ride On bus service, serving the historic community of Tobytown, has exceeded ridership expectations. According to MCDOT spokesperson Esther Bowring, projected ridership for the route was 45 people daily, but a month in and 58 people are taking the bus daily. Before Route 301, […]

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Ride On Bus Service for Tobytown Starts October 2nd (VIDEO)

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Ride On will implement the new bus service between Tobytown Drive in Potomac and Rockville Metro Station via Shady Grove Hospital October 2nd. Major roads served will include Travilah Road, Wootton Parkway, Falls Road and Great Falls Road.  The new route is called Route 301. In July 2016, Montgomery County Ride On invited public comments […]

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Residents Weigh In on Tobytown Bus Service Route at Ride On Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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After decades of pushing for better transportation options and nearly four months after a resident testified for bus service in front of the Montgomery County Council, Tobytown residents will finally have Ride On bus access. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. The County Council approved $407,000 for a Ride On route in the FY 2017 budget in […]

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Ride On to Host a Public Forum for Tobytown Bus Service Route

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The Montgomery County Ride On bus system is scheduled to host a public forum on a bus route that will provide service to the Tobytown community on July 28th. The Montgomery County Council approved $407,000 for the one-year pilot program back in May in its FY 2017 Budget. The program will also serve communities in Potomac, […]

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Ride On to Operate Proposed Tobytown Shuttle Service (PHOTOS)

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UPDATED At a meeting held by officials on Monday, Tobytown residents highlighted concerns that they have with the current proposed shuttle service that is being considered by the Montgomery County Council. Representatives from Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Sidney Katz’s office, Ride On and Delegate Aruna Miller outlined the proposed plan in detail for residents and […]

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