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September 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Autobús Escolar se Atasca en un ‘Sumidero’, Varios Estudiantes Fueron Rescatados sin Lesiones

Varios estudiantes fueron evacuados de manera segura después de que un autobús escolar quedó atascado en un pequeño “sumidero” en Layhill, dijo el portavoz principal del Servicio de Bomberos y Rescate del Condado (MCFRS), Pete Piringer. Una persona fue evaluada pero no hubo heridos, dijo MCFRS quien respondió a Leclair Court alrededor de las 7 […]

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September 22, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

School Bus Gets Stuck in ‘Sinkhole’, Several Students Removed With No Injuries 

Several students were safely evacuated after a school bus was stuck in a small “sinkhole” in Layhill, County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer shared. One person was evaluated but there were no injuries, he said. MCFRS responded to Leclair Court around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning and Piringer said the “sinkhole” was […]

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September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Injured in Collision Involving Metrobus, Multiple Cars

Several people were injured and some were hospitalized following a collision Sunday on Rockville Pike involving a Metrobus, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials shared. MCFRS responded to Rockville Pike and Congressional Lane around 12:20 p.m. to the rollover collision involving the bus and multiple vehicles, Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter. […]

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July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Proposes Suspensions for People Arrested for Sex and Weapons Offenses on System 

Metro is considering suspending access to service for people arrested for sex and weapons-related offenses on the system, according to a statement from Metro. The Board of Directors Safety and Operations Committee approved the proposal Thursday, the statement said. A full board vote is expected during a future meeting. If passed, the proposal would ban […]

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July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Train Service Will Run Until Midnight Every Day Starting Sunday

Metro rail service will be open until midnight every day starting July 18, Metro announced Thursday. Train hours will be as follows: Monday through Friday: 5 a.m.-midnight Saturday: 7 a.m.-midnight Sunday: 8 a.m.-midnight Metro’s Board of Directors on June 10 agreed to extend rail and bus hours, among other changes. In September, trains will start […]

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June 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Ride On Flex Service to Start Up Again in July

Montgomery County’s on-demand bus service that was suspended during the pandemic will start up again beginning July 19. Ride On Flex began as a pilot program in 2019 in the Rockville and the Glenmont-Wheaton areas. An 11-passenger bus operated by the county Department of Transportation will not have a fixed route. Instead, riders can request […]

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April 21, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Takoma Park Showcases Regional Artists at Bus Shelters

Takoma Park’s Arts and Humanities Division has created a project titled “Art on the Move” to showcase regional artists through a series of posters displayed in bus shelters. The posters, designed by Charlotte Mann Lee, feature 14 different artists through seven posters, located at 14 bus shelters throughout the area. Four of the posters include […]

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March 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

With Ridership Still Way Down, Metro Hosts Public Hearings on Proposed Budget Cuts

Despite receiving federal stimulus dollars, Metrorail and Metrobus may still curtail their services. Metro’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget eliminates 22 stations with low ridership or are located close to other stations. Three of those stations are on the Red Line. They are Grosvenor-Strathmore, Judiciary Square and Cleveland Park. Turnbacks would return at the Silver Spring and […]

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February 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Ride On to Increase County Bus Service Starting Sunday

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation will increase Ride On bus access starting Sunday in areas where passenger demand is growing, restoring the service to nearly 80% of its pre-pandemic levels. The program says it has monitored ridership data and user feedback to determine these changes, which impact 22 routes. According to a statement from the […]

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February 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

MCPS Inks Largest Electric School Bus Deal in Country

Montgomery County Public Schools will replace 326 of its diesel school buses with electric ones over the next four years, starting the largest school district project in the country to switch out combustion-engine vehicles. The county’s board of education approved a $1.3 million annual contract Tuesday with the Massachusetts-based Highland Electric Transportation Inc. for use […]

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