Transportation

October 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

FLASH Bus Begins Running Along Route 29 on Oct. 14

A modernistic 64-foot long neon blue and green bus will begin transporting riders along Route 29 between the Silver Spring Transit Center and the Burtonsville Park and Ride lot on Oct. 14. FLASH is Montgomery County’s newest bus rapid transit system that will operate in dedicated lanes and be able to keep a green light […]

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September 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Detectives Investigate Four Carjackings in Under a Week in Downtown Silver Spring

Four armed carjackings have occurred in the downtown Silver Spring area since Sept. 19, the Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) said.  Detectives continue to investigate the crimes and said in three incidents the victim’s car was left running and/or unattended. All four victims’ cars were later found abandoned in Washington, D.C. The carjackings occurred as […]

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September 29, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

With Budget Cuts Looming, Metro Opens Public Comment Period

Metro opened its official Public Comment period Saturday as the transit agency faces an end to federal funding support, potentially forcing major budget cuts. In a press release Saturday, Metro said they have been heavily dependent on the CARES Act, which has provided much needed funding as ridership and revenue slip due to the COVID-19 […]

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September 29, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Medical Center Metro Construction Continues Tuesday; Portions of Rockville Pike Will Close

Street level and underground construction continues between Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the National Institute of Health with plans to close portions of Rockville Pike Tuesday evening. Starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday, construction workers will begin a double northbound lane closure from Wilson Drive to Woodmont Corner, where they will be installing lane […]

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September 29, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Accused of Stealing Police Car, Hitting Another One in Olney

A man stole a police car before hitting another police car on Saturday in Olney, according to a Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division statement. Police said a Park Police officer was flagged down by an adult male at Georgia Avenue and Prince Philip Drive at around 3:30 p.m. While they were talking the […]

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September 28, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Autobuses Ride On Implementan Cambios de Horario

El horario modificado del autobús Ride On entró en vigor el domingo, Sept. 27. El objetivo del cambio era “expandir el servicio en áreas con creciente demanda y regresar hacia los patrones de horarios vigentes antes de la crisis de salud COVID-19,” según un comunicado de prensa del Departamento de Transporte. Ride On continúan ofreciendo […]

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September 28, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Ride On Bus Schedule Changes Implemented Sunday

Adjusted schedules for Ride On bus went into effect Sunday, Sept. 27. The goal of the adjustment was “to expand service in areas with growing demand and shift resources back toward schedule patterns in place prior to the COVID-19 health crisis,” according to a press release by Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation. Ride On services […]

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September 28, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Dos Hispanos Arrestados en Silver Spring por Robo y Posesión de Drogas

Dos hombres de Baltimore fueron arrestados en Silver Spring el miércoles y acusados de delitos que incluyen robo de matrículas de vehículos, y posesión de cocaína y herramientas para robar. Los agentes del Departamento de Policía del Condado de Montgomery (MCPD) arrestaron a Mateo Reyes-Vanega, de 18 años, y a Manuel Vasquez-Chavarria, de 27. Según […]

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September 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Two Men Arrested in Silver Spring for License Plate Theft, Drug Possession

Two Baltimore men were arrested in Silver Spring Wednesday and charged with crimes including license plate theft and possession of crack cocaine and burglary tools.  Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officers arrested Mateo Reyes-Vanega, 18, and Manuel Vasquez-Chavarria, 27. According to a police statement an officer was patrolling the Colesville Road/Georgia Avenue area around 2:30 […]

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September 21, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Policía Emite 30 Citaciones en un Esfuerzo por Detener las Carreras Callejeras de Autos

En una operación conjunta con el Departamento de Policía de Gaithersburg (GPD), la Policía Estatal de Maryland (MSP) Rockville Barrack, respondieron a las quejas de una “reunión de automóviles” en el área MD-124 e I-270, el martes. La operación es parte de un esfuerzo continuo para abordar las carreras callejeras y la conducción agresiva en […]

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