Transportation

June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County’s Shared Streets Program Will Continue Throughout Summer

Montgomery County’s Shared Streets program will continue throughout the summer, the county announced in a June 11 statement. The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) began the Shared Streets program when the COVID-19 pandemic started. It closed some roads to cars to allow outdoor activities like walking and dining. Areas like the Bethesda Streetery offer outdoor in-street […]

Read more

June 14, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Upgrading Red Line Tunnel Ventilation Will Mean Single Tracking Beginning in July

Starting in July, the Red Line will single track continuously to upgrade its underground tunnel ventilation system. Metro expects this work “to cause significant impacts for customers, with around-the clock single tracking and station closures,” according to a news release. During this construction, trains will single track between Dupont Circle and Van Ness stations. Two […]

Read more

June 11, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Metro Recorta Tarifas, Agrega Horarios y Rutas de Autobús

En un intento por recuperar a los viajeros, la Junta Directiva de Metro acordó el jueves operar trenes y autobuses con más frecuencia, extender sus horarios de servicio y cambiar algunas tarifas. El servicio ferroviario se extenderá hasta la medianoche todas las noches, desde julio. A partir del fin de semana del Día del Trabajo […]

Read more

June 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Metro Board Cuts Fares, Adds Hours and Bus Routes

In an attempt to bring back commuters, Metro’s Board of Directors agreed Thursday to operate trains and buses more frequently, extend its service hours and change some fares. Rail service will be extended to midnight every evening, beginning in July. Starting Labor Day weekend in September, other bus, rail and fare changes will go into affect. […]

Read more

June 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Ride On Flex Service to Start Up Again in July

Montgomery County’s on-demand bus service that was suspended during the pandemic will start up again beginning July 19. Ride On Flex began as a pilot program in 2019 in the Rockville and the Glenmont-Wheaton areas. An 11-passenger bus operated by the county Department of Transportation will not have a fixed route. Instead, riders can request […]

Read more

June 9, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

El Estado Busca Ampliar y Agregar Carriles de Peaje; Elrich Llama al Plan ‘Irresponsable’

La Junta de la Autoridad de Transporte de Maryland aprobó por unanimidad varias medidas que allanan el camino para una asociación público-privada que ampliará y agregará carriles de peaje en la I-495, desde el puente American Legion hasta Old Georgetown Road y en la I-270 hasta la I -370. No se aprobó ningún trabajo de […]

Read more

June 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

State Paves Way for Widening, Adding Toll Lanes; Elrich Calls Plan ‘Irresponsible’

The Maryland Transportation Authority Board Tuesday unanimously approved several measures that pave the way for a public-private partnership that will widen and add toll lanes on I-495 from the American Legion Bridge to Old Georgetown Road and on I-270 from the spur to I-370. No construction work was approved at the early morning meeting. Instead, […]

Read more

May 25, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich Insta a Cambiar el Nombre de White Flint Metro a North Bethesda Metro

El ejecutivo del condado, Marc Elrich, envió una carta a la Autoridad de Tránsito del Área Metropolitana de Washington (WMATA) solicitando que la estación de metro de White Flint se rebautizara como “Estación de metro North Bethesda”. Esta carta fue enviada hace un par de semanas, desde que la organización Friends of White Flint le […]

Read more

May 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

All Lanes Open Following Rockville Pike Water Main Break

Repairs are complete and all lanes are open after a 64-year-old water main broke Monday on Rockville Pike by Strathmore Avenue in front of Georgetown Prep High School. Southbound Rockville Pike was closed to thru traffic at Edson Lane after the pipe broke close to 5 p.m., Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief […]

Read more

May 25, 2021 | Staff Writer

Elrich Urges WMATA to Change Name From White Flint Metro to North Bethesda Metro

County Executive Marc Elrich sent a letter to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) requesting that the White Flint Metro Station be renamed “North Bethesda Metro Station.” This letter was sent more than two weeks since the organization Friends of White Flint asked the county government consider changing the new “North Bethesda” name for […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter