Transportation

November 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Several Injuries Reported After School Bus and Dump Truck Collide in Aspen Hill Area

Update, 11 a.m.:  At least nine people, including eight students and one adult, were transported to a local hospital following a crash that involved a school bus and a truck Monday morning in the Aspen Hill area, according to the police. The bus was taking students to Farquhar Middle School in Olney. The injuries are […]

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October 25, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Officials Break Ground on Bus Rapid Transit

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett joined state and other county-elected officials early Thursday to break ground for the county’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line that will operate on US 29. According to county officials, US 29 is busiest transit corridor in Montgomery County. Starting in 2020, the 14 mile, 11-station BRT will run between […]

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October 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Several Injuries Reported After School Bus and Truck Collide in Germantown

At least seven people, including two children, were transported to a local hospital following a crash that involved a school bus and a truck Monday morning in Germantown, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Spokesperson, Pete Piringer. Officers from Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue crews responded to the intersection […]

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October 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

County Council Asks Hogan for Greater Pedestrian Safety on Georgia Avenue

The Montgomery County Council on Tuesday sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan requesting greater pedestrian safety along Georgia Avenue, near where four Kennedy High School students were struck by a car as they were walking to a school bus stop. The letter asks the state to reduce the speed limit on Georgia Avenue, now […]

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October 12, 2018 | Michelle Queen

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Street Beat: Gaithersburg Street Resurfacing on West Deer Park Road

The city of Gaithersburg Department of Public Works will be conducting street resurfacing on West Deer Park Road, from Muddy Branch Road to Fairbanks Drive. The work will consist of sealing cracks and micro-surfacing of existing pavement as needed as well as removal and replacement of deteriorated curb and sidewalk. The curb and sidewalk sealing and pavement […]

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October 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MDOT Officials on Widening I-270: ‘We’re Not Going to Take Your Home’

During a transportation meeting with Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation staff, and the community, Secretary Rahn told those in attendance that homes will not be taken from residents as the state looks to widen I-270. Rahn’s response comes amid concerns from county-elected officials on behalf of their constituents. Last year, Gov. […]

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October 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Student Suffering from Life-Threatening Injuries from Crash

Update, 3:45 p.m.: A 15-year-old boy, hit while waiting for a school bus Tuesday morning, faced life-threatening injuries, Montgomery County police said in a statement. The others injured were a 15-year-old girl and two 14-year-old girls, police said. The incident occurred at 6:56 a.m. when a 2007 Ford Five Hundred left a gas station at […]

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October 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Public Forum Regarding Ride On’s Route 75 Proposed Changes Will be Held in November

Montgomery County Department of Transportation Transit Services is inviting  the public to a forum to provide input on proposed changes to Ride On Route 75. MCDOT’s proposed changes include extending service to the Germantown MARC Station and additional service within the Clarksburg community. The forum will be held on Nov. 1  at the UpCounty Regional Services […]

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October 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Lanes Back Open on Capital Beltway After Multiple Accidents Cause Delays, Closures

Lanes on the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway are back open after an multiple accidents caused lane closures and delays Friday morning. According to Maryland State Police, officers responded to Connecticut Avenue just before 6 a.m.,  following a report of an oil spill that led to a series of car accidents. When troopers arrived […]

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October 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

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MCDOT Wins $300,000 Grant for Bike path

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has won a $300,000 Maryland Bikeways Program grant to prepare a final design for the Emory Lane and Muncaster Mill Road Shared Use Path. The estimated 10-foot-wide and one-half mile path will be located along Emory Lane between Holly Ridge Road and Muncaster Mill Road, according to a news release. […]

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