Transportation

March 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring ‘Turnback’ Vote Expected March 28

An annoyance for Metro commuters heading to Shady Grove ended in December. The same annoyance for commuters heading to Glenmont could stop after a March 28 vote of the transit system’s board. The annoyance is the “turnback.” In December, Metro ended the Grosvernor turnback in which half the trains heading north on the Red Line’s […]

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March 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police, Firefighters Honored at 45th Annual Public Safety Awards

A number of public safety officers were honored at this year’s 45 Annual Public Safety Awards Luncheon at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & County Conference Center in North Bethesda. The event was emceed by NBC4’s Leon Harris and Doug Kammerer. The event is organized by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Make sure to […]

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March 14, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd and Bryan Gallion

Injured Bald Eagle To Be Euthanized

The bald eagle that was rescued from train tracks near the Morgan Blvd. Metro Station during Wednesday evening’s rush hour has sustained severe enough injuries that the bird will be euthanized, according to D.C. City Wildlife. After a thorough examination, review of the x–rays, and consultations with other wildlife veterinarians, the opinion of the experts […]

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March 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Student Walkout Against Gun Violence: The Story on Social Media

MCM’s reporter Jordan Lindsay is covering the student walkout against gun violence. Check out her videos and photos on social media from the event below. If you have any photos or videos from today’s march feel free to email them to Deirdre Byrne at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org. You can also tag us in your pictures on Facebook, […]

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March 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Here’s What Happened at the Racial Equity Forum in Silver Spring

County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Nancy Navarro officially started a conversation to address racial disparities that exist in the county Wednesday night at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The “Community Conversation on Racial Equity & Social Justice” event included the ideas of residents who were there to share  ideas with officials about how […]

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March 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Winter Weather Could Impact Friday Evening Commute

The National Weather Service says snow will continue into the early evening before ending. Significant accumulation of snow is not expected, but roads will be wet. Areas west and north of Montgomery County may see snow accumulation on the roads. Periods of snow will continue through into the early evening before ending. Snow will stick […]

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March 1, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

E-Bikes Pilot Program to Expand, Test Dockless E-Scooters

You’ve probably seen some dockless E-Bikes in various places throughout the area. “The County as a whole has offered the pilot so far in the downtown Silver Spring and surrounding residential areas… in the city of Takoma Park, and then more recently in the North Bethesda planning area- so that’s the White Flint, and Grosvenor, […]

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February 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

NWS Issues Winter Weather Advisory for Snow in Montgomery County

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County, which could affect the Friday morning commutes. According to the advisory, snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected from 10 p.m. Thursday evening to 10 a.m. Friday morning. A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain […]

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February 27, 2019 | Staff Writer

County to Test Dockless E-Scooters Next Month

E-scooters, the two-wheeled kid’s toy grown up with electric engines, could become prevalent conveyances in Montgomery County. The county’s Department of Transportation is looking for vendors who want to test dockless e-scooters. By being dockless, the e-scooters don’t relay on fixed stations. Customers use a mobile phone app with GPS to find a nearby scooter […]

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February 27, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Council Unanimously Confirms Two New Appointees

The Montgomery County Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint a new Director of Procurement and an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (ACAO). The council plans to interview and vote on the appointment of two more ACAO’s on Thursday. The new Director of Procurement, Ash Shetty, expressed in detail his plans to make the office more […]

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