Transportation

December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Santa Rides Through County For Good Claus

Santa Claus left his sleigh in the North Pole garage and rode through Montgomery County on his Harley motorcycle. No, Rudolph didn’t guide Santa on this trip; instead the Montgomery County Police Officers spent the day as Santa’s elves, escorting him to 10 stops in Montgomery County. Throughout the day, Santa and the officers visited […]

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Poolesville Residents to Elrich: We Feel Underserved

At County Executive Marc Elrich’s listening session in Poolesville, a resident told Elrich Poolesville is undeserved in Montgomery County. The 24-year resident urged Elrich to improve Poolesville residents access to healthcare and transportation. “We are a transportation desert, with one bus line with a very limited schedule,” said the resident. She pointed out that Poolesville […]

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December 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

What Watkins Mill Interchange Looks Like from the Air

Gregory Slater, administrator of the State Highway Administration, shared aerial photos of the Watkins Mills interchange project with Gaithersburg city officials. Motorists drive past the work every day on I-270. Here’s what it looks like from the air (click to enlarge):

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December 7, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Maryland Politicians Meet with Minority Business Leaders Over Breakfast

The Minority Legislative Breakfast brought together politicians throughout Maryland to hear the legislative priorities of minority business leaders. Indeed, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County, the Asian American Political Alliance, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County hosted this event, which featured speeches from federal, state, and county level politicians. Above […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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November 28, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Council Unanimously Approves Bicycle Master Plan

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved the Bicycle Master Plan Tuesday, Nov. 27. The plan includes a network of more than 1,000 miles of trails, paths and protected bike lanes. The County hopes the plan will meet the following three goals: make the County a world-class bicycling community; provide access to a comfortable, safe and connected […]

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November 14, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch that will remain in effect until Thursday evening. A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. According to the NWS, snow, ice, and sleet accumulations of one quarter inch or greater are possible throughout […]

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November 13, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

County Issues Hypothermia Alert Through Wednesday Afternoon

Montgomery County activated the Extreme Cold Plan for a Hypothermia Alert through Wednesday at noon. Hypothermia Alerts are issued when the wind chill drops below 32 degrees. Be sure to wear layers and warm clothing during this time. County residents should be cognizant of children, senior citizens, animals, and homeless individuals during the cold weather. The […]

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November 8, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Bicyclist Killed By BMW in Wheaton

A 47-year old male bicyclist was killed in Wheaton after a collision involving a 2019 BMW M240i on Wednesday evening. The bicyclist was crossing the westbound lanes of Randolph Road and approaching Goodhill Road, when he was struck by the vehicle traveling in the same direction. Montgomery County Police confirm that the bicyclist was not […]

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November 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

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Five Cheap Rides to the Polls When You Don’t Own a Car

Make sure transportation isn’t an issue for when you cast your ballot in Montgomery County.  Here are five ways to ride to the polls for free, or at an affordable price. Bike to your polling location. Download the Capital Bikeshare App on your phone and unlock the free 24 hour pass. The pass is valid […]

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