Transportation

April 3, 2020 | Staff Writer

Germantown Transit Center Closes for Two Weeks

The Germantown Transit Center and Aircraft Drive between Century Blvd and Route 118 will be closed for two weeks from Sunday, April 5 until Sunday, April 19. The County plans to repave Aircraft Drive during this timeframe. The transportation department rated Aircraft Drive’s pavement as poor to fair during their annual county-wide road survey. Five […]

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April 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Bikeshare and Lyft Electric Scooters Offer Free Trips For Essential Travel

Getting around these days isn’t as easy as it used to be. Due to social distancing orders, many forms of public transportation are no longer available. But now essential workers have another option that is easy on the pockets during the coronavirus pandemic. Capital Bikeshare and Lyft electric scooters just announced special programs that will provide […]

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April 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Head2Toe Health in Bethesda Now Offering COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing

Another option for COVID-19 testing is now available in Montgomery County. Head2Toe Health located in downtown Bethesda at 4938 Saint Elmo Avenue is offering COVID-19 telehealth screening and drive-up testing. The primary care office is located between Bethesda Boxing and Bethesda Florist. Nurses say they have hours available on Saturday for screening and testing. Hours are also available Monday […]

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April 2, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Partnership Puts Sanitizer in the Hands of Local First Responders

A public-private partnership has led to a solution for local first responders during the current health crisis. Some local distilleries, wineries, and a compounder pharmacist came together to help make hand sanitizer that is being distributed to first responders regularly as they fight on the front lines during the COVID-19 outbreak. The partnership was formed […]

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April 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County EMS Strike Teams Help Relieve Stress on Emergency Rooms

In the midst of the current health crisis, local first responders are continuously working to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. During this ever-changing environment, officials say local hospital emergency rooms can become overwhelmed. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services has implemented a new way to help potential coronavirus patients avoid the ER. EMS […]

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March 27, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

MedStar Offers Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Bethesda

Testing for the novel coronavirus is one step closer to being more accessible in Montgomery County. MedStar Health has opened a drive-thru testing site in Bethesda. Located at 7801 Democracy Blvd, officials say the tent is for patients prescreened through the MedStar Health eVisit platform or through a MedStar primary care provider. Although tents are […]

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March 27, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Further Ride On Bus Service Reductions Begin Sunday, March 29

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) announced Friday further reductions for Ride On bus service starting Sunday, March 29. The new plan, referred to as the Essential Service Plan, includes 35 critical routes so that residents can take Ride On buses for essential trips during the COVID-19 health crisis. All buses will operate the same […]

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March 27, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Fecha límite de REAL ID se Pospone por Un Año

La fecha límite de REAL ID se pospuso un año para el 1 de octubre de 2021, anunció el jueves el secretario interino del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos, Chad F. Wolf. Originalmente, la fecha límite era el 1 de octubre de 2020. Se retrasó para dar cabida a los esfuerzos de respuesta […]

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March 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

REAL ID Deadline Postponed One Year

The REAL ID deadline has been postponed one year to Oct. 1, 2021, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced Thursday.  Originally, the deadline was Oct. 1, 2020. It was delayed to accommodate COVID-19 response efforts, as many MVAs and DMVs are currently closed or restricting access.   “Protecting both the health […]

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March 26, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Full List of 19 Metro Stations Now Closed

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Metro has implemented its services for essential travel only. WMATA officials announced on Thursday that 19 stations will be closed – up from 17 originally announced – to help protect the health and safety of Metro’s employees, and customers [see list below]. People are being urged to use adjacent stations as […]

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