Transportation

October 23, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Planning Commission Sends Its Concerns on I-270, 495 Road Widening to State

During the Oct. 21 Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission meeting, board members reiterated their “major concerns” with the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s Managed Lanes Study for I-495 and I-270. Its final comments, including a long list of what M-NCPPC considers “serious deficiencies,” will be sent to the SHA by Nov. 6, […]

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October 23, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery County Expands ‘Shared Streets Program,’ Totaling 6.4 Miles

Beginning Oct. 23, two portions of Woodland Drive in Silver Spring will be adapted for Montgomery County’s “Shared Streets Program.” The Shared Streets Program began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing additional room for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-vehicular users. This program subsequently limits vehicular traffic to local traffic only, meaning residents, service providers, […]

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October 22, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Two Vehicles Burn in Gaithersburg Fire; Arson Investigation Underway

Montgomery County Fire officials are investigating an arson incident that occurred on Oct. 19 in Gaithersburg. Pete Piringer, the county’s Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesman, wrote in a Twitter post that firefighters responded to a call from 300 Marshal Street. Once they arrived, the firefighters found two cars that were fully engulfed in flames. Piringer […]

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October 20, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

New Parking Rates in Silver Spring to Take Effect Nov. 2

New parking rates will go into effect in Downtown Silver Spring starting Nov. 2. These rates will be implemented at Montgomery county-operated garages, parking lots and street meters in the area. The new parking rates will be gradually implemented over the course of the month of November. The new parking rates will be: On-street parking: […]

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October 20, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

State Highway Administration Resumes US Route 29 Facelift

If it was a TV show, they might call it “Extreme Makeover: Route 29 Edition.”  The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) began a roughly 3.6 mile repaving project along US Route 29 on Monday. The project, which runs from St. Andrews Way to Stewart Lane in Montgomery County, began earlier this […]

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October 16, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Dos Hispanos Acusados de Robo a Mano Armada en Rockville

Dos hombres han sido acusados de un robo armado de un automóvil, el 16 de septiembre en Rockville. Según los registros del caso, el Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) acusó a Juan Ángel Madrid, de 25 años, de Rockville de: Robo armado de auto Asalto en primer grado Robo a mano armada […]

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October 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Charged in September Armed Carjacking in Rockville

Two men have been charged in a Sept. 16 armed carjacking in Rockville. According to case records the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) charged Juan Angel Madrid, 25, of Rockville with: Armed carjacking First degree assault Armed robbery Criminal firearm use Michael Castillo Guzman, 26, was also charged with the armed carjacking. Police said he […]

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October 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Introduce Maryland’s First Bus Rapid Transit Service

Montgomery County Department of Transportation officially debuted its Flash bus rapid transit system Wednesday, the first of its kind in the state of Maryland. MCDOT’s Flash buses operate on U.S. Route 29 from Burtonsville to Silver Spring. Buses arrive at stations every 7.5 minutes during rush hour. There’s 80 seat capacity aboard the 62 feet […]

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October 13, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway to Close During Tree Cleanup

Montgomery Parks is closing portions of Sligo Creek Parkway as crews begin a two week tree mitigation project, removing approximately 25 hazardous trees along the parkway. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 13, Montgomery Parks staff will close the parkway temporarily between Piney Branch Road and Wayne Ave. This portion of the parkway should re-open by 3 p.m. […]

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October 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Bus Service Gets Riders to Their Destination in a FLASH

The new FLASH bus rapid transit system is designed to get riders to their destinations faster thanks to several innovative features – including technology to communicate with traffic lights. “The buses and the signals actually talk to each other so that when the vehicles are approaching a signal, they have the ability to get more […]

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