Transportation

March 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Possible Name Change for White Flint Metro to be Addressed at Meeting

A virtual meeting to discuss whether to change the name of the White Flint Metro is set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. Friends of White Flint, Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, County Executive Marc Elrich and Councilmember Andrew Friedson are sponsoring the meeting on the possible renaming of the rail station. Amy Ginsburg, executive director […]

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March 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Ride On Will Continue to be Free Including Transportation to Vaccination Clinic

All Ride On, Ride On extRa and Flash buses will remain free until at least June 30. This reverses the announcement that riders would resume paying beginning April 5. Due to the pandemic, riders have been boarding buses by the rear entrance and not getting close enough to the front and to the drivers to […]

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March 26, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Councilmember Glass Advocates for Transportation Accessibility to Future Vaccine Sites

Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass sent a memorandum on Thursday regarding transit accessibility to future vaccination sites to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security. In the memo, Glass wrote that he wants to ensure “vaccination sites operated by the county are easily accessible to those dependent on riding transit,” citing a […]

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March 26, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Dos Personas Hospitalizadas Tras Colisión en Bethesda

Dos personas fueron hospitalizadas después de una colisión en Bethesda, el viernes por la mañana. El accidente ocurrió en Old Georgetown Road y Wisconsin Avenue, alrededor de las 2:30 a.m., según un tweet del portavoz principal del Departamento de Bomberos y Rescate del condado de Montgomery, Pete Piringer. El choque hizo que el vehículo volcara. […]

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March 26, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Two People Hospitalized Friday Following Collision in Bethesda

Two people were hospitalized after a collision in Bethesda early Friday morning. The crash happened at Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue, around 2:30 a.m., according to a tweet from Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. The crash caused the vehicle to flip over, resulting in an entrapment where both occupants had […]

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March 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Damascus Fuel Truck Driver Dies in Fiery Frederick County Crash

A fuel truck driver from Damascus died Tuesday during a fiery crash in Frederick County, according to Maryland State Police. William J. Costigan, 57, was hauling diesel fuel westbound on Interstate 70 near Exit 68 in Mount Airy when his truck drove off the left side of the road and into the median around 3 […]

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March 24, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Los Autobuses del Condado Reanudarán las Tarifas a partir del 5 de Abril

El Departamento de Transporte del Condado de Montgomery (MCDOT, por sus siglas en inglés) reanudará el cobro de tarifas en todos los autobuses Ride On, Ride On extRa y Flash a partir del 5 de abril. Los autobuses también comenzarán a abordar pasajeros por la puerta principal de todos los autobuses excepto los autobuses Flash. […]

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March 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

MCDOT to Resume Bus Fares Starting April 5

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will resume fare collection on all Ride On, Ride On extRa and Flash buses starting April 5. Buses will also begin front door boarding on all buses except for Flash buses. Since March 2020, rear doors have been used for boarding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This change […]

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March 22, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Stealing a Car With Toddler Inside: Two Suspects Arrested for Germantown Theft, Kidnapping

Two suspects were arrested and charged for the theft of a vehicle with a toddler inside on March 18 in Germantown. Police charged Jordon Douville, 20, of an unconfirmed address and Christina Carr, 30, of Brinklow, with stolen vehicle-related offenses and kidnapping. According to Montgomery County Police, the theft took place in the 19600 block […]

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March 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road Intersection Will Close for Several Months

The intersection of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda will be closed beginning Monday for an estimated five months due to construction work, according to a release from Montgomery County. The intersection will be completely closed off to vehicle traffic. The project, called “White Flint West Workaround” is part of the county’s […]

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