Transportation

September 22, 2021 | Ceoli Jacoby

County’s Department of Transportation Awarded $85,000 for New Shared-Use Path

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) awarded $85,000 to the Montgomery County Department of Transportation Wednesday. The funds will cover the preliminary engineering and cost estimate of a new shared-use path connecting Walter Johnson Road to the Germantown MARC Station according to a press release The award is part of TPB’s Transit Within Reach […]

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September 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New Name Sought for White Flint Metro Station

Following efforts by Friends of White Flint and Montgomery County officials, Metro is considering renaming the White Flint Metro Station and seeks input from the public. Now that the White Flint Mall is no longer a go-to destination, some residents want a new station name they believe would better reflect the area. Friends of White […]

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September 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Grants Awarded for Bethesda Trolley Trail, Other Paths in County

Maryland awarded $16.8 million in grants to improve bicycle, pedestrian and trail improvements throughout the state, including at the Bethesda Trolley Trail and a shared use path on Clarksburg Road. “Over the last year and a half, more and more Marylanders have been walking, riding bikes, and using trails for transportation, recreation, and exercise,” said […]

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September 20, 2021 | Collin Riviello

What is Car Free Day?

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, the DMV area will be celebrating Car Free Day in an effort to promote greener modes of transportation and raise awareness about the impact of greenhouse gasses on the environment. This international event encourages people to consider walking, biking or using carpools to get around town for one day. Over 2,000 […]

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September 17, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

Montgomery County Celebrates Car Free Day with Prizes, Gift Cards

On Wednesday, September 22, Montgomery County residents and those who work in the Washington D.C. area have a chance to win prizes ranging from free t-shirts and gift cards to a monthly SmarTrip card and Samsung Galaxy Tablet for commuting to work car-free. Worldwise Car Free day focuses on decreasing traffic congestion and carbon emissions […]

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September 14, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

I-270 Ramp Meters Will Fully Activate on Wednesday

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced that they are fully activating new ramp meters on I-270 in Montgomery County on Wednesday. The traffic control system, which will cover 23 ramps to southbound I-270 in Montgomery and Frederick counties, has been in the process of testing since late June. Drivers may have seen […]

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September 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Leaders Break Ground on New Electric Bus Project in Silver Spring

Montgomery County leaders broke ground on a new microgrid and charging infrastructure project that will enable 44 Ride On buses to transition from diesel power to electric. Eventually, the Brookville Bus Depot in Silver Spring will support 70 electric buses, leaders said during a press conference at the location Thursday. The project is expected to […]

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September 9, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Learn to Safely Use a Shared E-Scooter in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is sponsoring four free clinics for residents interested in learning to safely use an e-scooter. The clinics provide participants with the opportunity to take an e-scooter for a test ride. Safety tips and a review of basic scooter laws will also be covered. Participants must be 18 years and […]

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September 8, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

All Aboard for Kensington Model Train Show

The annual Kensington Train Show gets on track Sept. 11 and 12 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. and features trains, railroad songs and an I Spy game. The cost is $7 person and $2 for children with a maximum of $15 per family. The show features model trains and is held at Kensington Town […]

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September 7, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Shady Grove, Rockville Metro Stations Will Close Sept. 11-Dec. 4

Orignally posted July 12. The Shady Grove and Rockville Metro stations will close from Sept. 11-Dec. 4 for canopy improvements and other work, a statement from Montgomery County reminds residents. Metro will replace the platform canopy at the Rockville station, “where the concrete beam structures, original to construction in the 1980s, are deteriorating,” the county […]

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