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April 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Will Test ‘On Demand’ Transit Program

Montgomery County Department of Transportation has plans for a new “on demand” transit program. The Microtransit Pilot Program will be tested in the Rockville, Glenmont, and Wheaton service areas. Similar to UberPool, this program will allow residents to use a mobile app to request trips to and from a designated pickup and drop off area. […]

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July 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Official Says Pokemon Go Meeting in the Works

UPDATED The Pokémon Go phenomenon is not slowing down, in fact, it is the topic of an upcoming meeting of local recreation officials. Susan Hoffmann, communications and public outreach manager for Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation, is organizing the meeting. “We want to talk about impacts of people who might wander onto sites where young children […]

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September 1, 2015 | Aline Barros

School Officials Hope To Better Engage With Spanish-Speaking Families (VIDEO)

Bienvenida a los estudiantes or Welcome students– that’s the first message parents, teachers, and students will see at Montgomery County Public Schools new Spanish website. MCPS also launched on Tuesday a Facebook page, and mobile app- all in Spanish- to develop a better relationship with the Latino population. “MCPS is committed to finding more innovative and effective […]

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August 31, 2015 | Staff Writer

MCPS Welcomes Largest Enrollment Ever (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed more than 156,000 students for the first day of the 2015–2016 school year on Monday, the largest enrollment in the district’s history. Enrollment in MCPS is increasing by more than 2,600 students this year, the eighth straight year of growth greater than 2,000 students. School, state and county officials […]

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May 13, 2015 | Krista Brick

Gaitherburg Launches Book Festival App

To help navigate the Gaithersburg Book Festival this weekend there is a free smartphone app. Available from the Apple and Android app stores, the Festival app lets you explore the presentation schedule to find your favorite authors and learn about new ones, with easy access to author bios. Use the map to plot your course, […]

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February 23, 2015 | Sonya Burke

WSSC Reports 160 Water Main Breaks in Past Week

The extraordinary high volume of calls into the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Emergency Call Center continues today, according to a news release issued by company officials. Customers who are without service are asked to report problems via the WSSC app and/or email. • Email to EmergencyCallCenter@wsscwater.com. Include your address. • Use the WSSC app […]

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