Transportation

December 16, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Weather Updates, Cancellations and Closings

Wednesday’s winter storm has caused several cancellations and closures throughout Montgomery County. Follow below for updates throughout the day. Gaithersburg ❄️Winter Weather Updates (Thread)❄️ – City of Gaithersburg is open w/ Liberal Leave in place.– Essential employees must report as scheduled.– Study Bubble is closed.– Senior Meal delivery will take place in morning.– In-person sports/classes […]

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December 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Department of Transportation Prepares for Winter Storm

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is preparing for the first snow of the winter season, but this year’s preparation looks different than year’s past because of the coronavirus. The National Weather Service currently projects that on Wednesday northern parts of Montgomery County could receive up to 10 inches of snow and down county could […]

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December 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Load of Burning Trash Dumped on Street Near B-CC High School

A garbage truck driver dumped a load of the vehicle’s trash onto westbound East West Highway, in front of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School because the load was on fire. The incident happened around 3 p.m. on Monday. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Pete Piringer tweeted that the fire was extinguished and there were […]

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December 14, 2020 | Staff Writer

One Injured in Rollover Collision on Beltway

A person was injured in a rollover collision on the beltway (I-495) between Rockville Pike and Connecticut Avenue. Pete Piringer, a spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, tweeted that one person was extricated from a vehicle. The person was then evaluated for trauma, according to Piringer. The extent of the person’s injuries are […]

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December 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Water Main Break on Rockville Pike Causes Major Road Damage

A water main break Friday morning in front of the former White Flint Mall is causing traffic delays in the area of southbound Rockville Pike (MD-355) and Security Lane. Water main break southbound Route 355 in front of White Flint Mall.All traffic must turn right at Security Lane. #Rockville @mymcmedia pic.twitter.com/Nco1WNGteG — Michael Walsh (@GetMikeWalsh) […]

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December 8, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Legislation Aims to Bring More Affordable Housing Near Transit Corridors

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando discussed the “More Housing for More People” initiatives during a virtual media briefing on Tuesday. The two-related proposals aim to address the affordable housing challenges in the county. The first proposal would help set standards regarding rent increases at properties within one mile of Metro, Purple Line, and MARC stations […]

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December 3, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Local Officials, Essential Workers Urge Metro to Halt Proposed Service Cuts

Local officials are urging Metro to reconsider proposed cuts in the Fiscal year 2022 budget. County Councilmember Evan Glass stressed during a virtual press conference on Wednesday the drastic impact WMATA service reduction could have on some essential workers who depend on the transit system. WMATA’s proposal includes no rail service on weekends and eliminating […]

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December 3, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Red Line Cars That Separated Had Loose Bolts

Initial reports concerning a recent Red Line incident in which metro cars separated point to problems with loose bolts, according to the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. The commission, WMATA and a coupler manufacturer reviewed the coupler assembly on the train cars that separated near the Glenmont station Nov. 24 and found that there were five […]

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December 1, 2020 | Charles Nyonga

Task Force Arrests Dozens of DUI Offenders During Thanksgiving Weekend

Montgomery County Police said that the Holiday Alcohol Task Force arrested 42 people for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (DUI) over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The arrests were made explicitly by the task force as opposed to routine stops by patrol officers. The overall numbers may be higher. The Holiday Alcohol Task […]

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December 1, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

County Planning to Reduce Electric Vehicle Costs, Increase Availability

Electric vehicles (EV) are growing in popularity, but higher costs and limited availability are still barriers to entry for many people. However, Montgomery County is working to change the EV narrative, issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to establish an Electric Vehicle Group Buy Program. The County says the program, “sometimes known as ‘Cooperative Purchasing’,” […]

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