Transportation

July 9, 2020 | Samantha Subin

County Launches E-Bike Program, Expands E-Scooter Pilot Program

Montgomery County launched a dockless e-bike program Wednesday expected to bring additional travel options to local residents. The county’s current e-scooter pilot program will also expand service to Gaithersburg, and add a fleet of new vehicles from Spin. The announcement comes as counties nationwide look to expand safe and socially distanced travel options for residents […]

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July 8, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

County Police Will Resume Monthly Vehicle Auctions

The Montgomery County Department of Police Vehicle Recovery Section will resume its monthly auctions to sell abandoned and seized vehicles beginning July 18.  https://t.co/KpzWnoWdaP — Montgomery County Department of Police (@mcpnews) July 7, 2020 The auction will take place at 305 Metropolitan Grove Road Gaithersburg. Gates open at 7 a.m., and the auction begins at […]

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July 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Train Derails At Silver Spring Metro Station, No Serious Injuries Reported

A train derailed at the Silver Spring Metro Station on Tuesday shortly after 11:30 a.m. First responders say it appears that about two rail-cars slightly slipped off the track at the station platform. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer says the train was heading outbound on the Red Line, and one person […]

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July 6, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Councilmembers Want Property Tax Exemptions for High-Rise Developers at Metro Stations

Montgomery County Councilmembers want high-rise housing at Metro stations. Councilmember Hans Riemer held a press conference at the Forest Glen Metro Station Monday to discuss Bill 29-20, which would offer private developers payment and exempt them from property taxes for 15 years if they build high-rise buildings on Metro property. The housing must be at […]

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July 2, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Montgomery Parks Extends Open Parkways for Holiday Weekend

Several open parkways for pedestrians and bicyclists will operate for extended hours during the holiday weekend, the Montgomery County Parks Department announced Tuesday. Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway in Silver Spring, Beach Drive in Kensington, and a 1.3-mile stretch of Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda will be open to pedestrian traffic beginning Thursday, July 2 […]

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July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

MCDOT ‘Essential Plus’ Service to Expand Over the Weekend

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is adding to their Ride On bus “Essential Plus” service starting Sunday, July 5. According to a press release by the county government/county officials, the expansion is in cooperation with county reopening adjustments — changes spearheaded by County Executive Marc Elrich’s Phase 2 plans. In order to meet […]

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July 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

City of Rockville Asks MDOT To ‘Pause’ Widening of I-270, I-495

The City of Rockville wrote to the Maryland Department of Transportation June 30, requesting that it “put a pause” to the widening of interstates 270 and 495 in light of the global pandemic. “It is not responsible to continue spending taxpayers’ money on preliminary design, environmental studies, and hiring a developer while the country is […]

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June 29, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Major Road Projects Will ‘Significantly Impact’ Montgomery County Traffic

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration has two road projects planned that will have “significant impacts” on Montgomery County Traffic, according to a press release. These repairs will take place on the inner loop of the I-495 Northwest Branch Bridge between New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard and on a four mile stretch […]

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June 26, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Will Extend Service for 10 Stations on July 4th

Metro will extend service at 10 stations after 4th of July fireworks on the National Mall.  The affected stations are: L’Enfant Plaza, Smithsonian, Federal Triangle, Metro Center, McPherson Sq, Farragut West, Foggy Bottom, Rosslyn, Farragut North and Gallery Place. More frequent service will begin at 4 p.m. for these stations and after 9 p.m. they […]

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June 26, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Montgomery County Officials Urge Leaders to Resolve Purple Line Disputes

County Council President Sidney Katz and Council Vice President Tom Hucker urged Maryland officials to resolve ongoing conflicts with purple line contractors in a statement released Thursday.  The announcement comes as Purple Line Transit Partners, the company tasked with constructing the more than $2 billion light-rail project, announced that it would lay off at least […]

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