Transportation

January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ride On Suspends Free Rides for Government Workers

Update (Jan. 28):  Because the federal government has been re-opened, Montgomery County Transit announced that the free rides on Ride On for government workers have been suspended. With the end of the federal government shutdown announced today, the FREE rides for federal employees is suspended. Posted by Ride On Montgomery County Transit on Friday, January 25, […]

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January 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Update: Metro Cancels Emergency Vote on Free Rides for Furloughed Workers

Update (Jan. 25, 3 p.m.): WMATA announced on twitter that the board has canceled its scheduled emergency vote that would offer free metro rides to furloughed workers. The announcement comes after President Trump agreed to temporarily re-open the government until Feb. 15. In light of this afternoon's White House announcement that the Federal Government will […]

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January 19, 2019 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Wintry Mix of Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain Less Likely Saturday

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has canceled the winter weather advisory in central and southeast Montgomery County. The advisory remains in effect in northwest Montgomery County.   The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for Montgomery County. The advisory is in effect from Saturday morning at 10 a.m. through 9 p.m. for central and […]

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January 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

Metro Losing $400,000 Every Day Thanks to Shutdown

Metro is losing about $400,000 for every business day that the government shutdown continues, Paul Wiedefeld told Democratic senators on Thursday. The shutdown has caused a 16 percent loss in subway ridership and an 8 percent loss in bus ridership, according to the letter from Wiedefeld, the general manager and CEO of the Washington Metropolitan […]

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January 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Update: NWS Expands Winter Weather Advisory for Entire County

Update: The National Weather Service has expanded the winter weather advisory to include all of Montgomery County. The advisory is in effect from Thursday evening through Friday morning and calls for light to moderate accumulations of snow. The advisory for up-county or Northwest Montgomery County may be found here. The prediction is for one to […]

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January 14, 2019 | Michelle Queen

MCPS Announces Two Hour Delay for Tuesday

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) officials have announced a two-hour delay Tuesday, Jan. 15  because of weather conditions. An announcement will be made by 7 a.m. if the school system decides to close. According to the MCPS website, bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning […]

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January 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Snow Expected to Fall Through Sunday

Update: The National Weather Service has extended the winter storm warning for Montgomery County through midnight Sunday. NWS forecasts 6 to 12 inches of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Montgomery County from 4 p.m. today to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. This will be a significant snowfall with up to […]

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January 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Reopens Historic Bridge in Silver Spring

The Talbot Avenue bridge — which connects Lyttonsville to Silver Spring — has been reopened after the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) completed repairs to a damaged support beam. MCDOT closed the pedestrian bridge on Dec. 20 upon identifying the damaged beam. MCDOT worked with CSX to develop a repair plan, which CSX authorized. […]

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January 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Temp Employee Steals Dump Truck After Learning of Termination

A temporary Rockville city employee stole a dump truck causing a low-speed pursuit, city police say. He was stopped at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Crabbs Branch Way and East Gude Drive, drawing about 10 police cars. Earlier this morning the man was terminated from his temporary job with the City of Rockville. Upon exiting the […]

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December 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Celebrates End of Metro ‘Turnbacks’ at Grosvenor

Councilmembers joined officials from @MontgomeryCoMD, @Rockville411, @MCDOTNow and @wmata, and Senator @ChrisVanHollen, to mark the end of Metro Red Line turnbacks at Grosvenor. #Metro #RedLine #Transportation #Transit #MoCo@tomhucker @MC_Council_Katz https://t.co/hD1EVunJtT pic.twitter.com/f1k8qaTxge — Montgomery Council (@MoCoCouncilMD) December 17, 2018 Montgomery County celebrated the end of Metro Red Line “turnbacks” during rush hour Monday. All rush hour […]

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