Transportation

September 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Ride On Schedule Changes Coming Sept. 15

The Montgomery County Ride On bus system is adjusting schedule times on Sunday, September 15 for numerous routes. Ridership for three routes has decreased, so the service has been adjusted, according to a news release. The following changes will be implemented Sunday: Route 26 – 20 minutes between buses during rush hours (from 15 minutes) Route […]

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September 12, 2019 | Staff Writer

Road Closures in Downtown Rockville Friday for Political Demonstrations

Police are warning motorists that there will be road closures in downtown Rockville on Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in anticipation of planned political demonstrations both supporting and opposing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE). From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the following closures will be in effect: Maryland Avenue will be […]

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September 9, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Near Miss Videos From County School Bus Enforcement Cameras Released

Police have made it clear that passing a stopped MCPS school bus while it’s loading and unloading students is against the law. New this year, all county school buses are equipped with enforcement cameras. Violators will get fined $250 for each violation, and if challenged in court, the fine can go up to $500. Motorists […]

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September 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Man Dies in Car Wreck on Georgia Ave at ICC

Update (Sept. 12): Police identified the man who died in the multi-vehicle collision as 32-year-old Rene Hernandez Jr. of Olney. UPDATE (Sept. 7): Police released a statement Saturday morning, about the multi-vehicle collision that occurred in the Olney area on Georgia Avenue at the Inter-county Connector (ICC). According to police, one person has died from the […]

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September 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two People Injured in Rockville Collision

Two people are facing nonlife-threatening injuries after a vehicle collision in Rockville on Friday afternoon, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services officials. https://t.co/browDMOt7l pic.twitter.com/rA2uU3pMSm — BC Steve Mann (@mcfrsPIO6) September 6, 2019 Steve Mann, a battalion chief for MCFRS, tweeted that the collision involved two vehicles that crashed on 1st Street and Baltimore […]

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September 6, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Governor Says First Part of Purple Line is Installed

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that the first part of the Purple Line has been laid.  “In Maryland we are proud to be setting an example for the rest of the nation and the Purple Line is at the heart of our state’s infrastructure success story,” he said.  The $5.6 billion project is the […]

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September 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Water Pipe Mishap Causes Flooding, Backups Near Eastbound Shady Grove Road

On Friday afternoon, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) was working on a 36-inch main pipe, when a valve came loose, causing water to flood onto Eastbound Shady Grove Road between Gaither Road and Route 355 Frederick Rock. Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that the incident occurred in the […]

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September 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Kids Ride Free Program Will Be ‘Game Changer’ According to Glass

New this school year, all students under the age of 18 will be able to take Ride On and Metro buses for free. Councilmember Evan Glass who spearheaded this initiative during the last budgeting session says this is a game changer for the environment and will hopefully encourage more use of public transit for kids. […]

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August 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck in Wheaton Dies From Injuries

Update (Aug. 30): The pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Randolph Road at Glenmont Circle on Tuesday has died from his injuries, police announced Friday evening. Police identified the pedestrian as 24-year-old Roger Odin Martinez-Mejia of Wheaton. The investigation for this collision is ongoing, police say. Original Post (Aug. 28): Montgomery County detectives from the Collision […]

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August 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Department of Transportation to Add More Scooters Throughout the County

Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s expansion of the dockless vehicle pilot program is underway. The pilot program now includes e-bikes and e-scooters and has been expanded to include two service areas, East and West County.  This expansion includes Bird scooters, which are now available in certain parts of the county. Additional areas of the county will […]

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