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May 19, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Free Bikeshare and Electric Scooter Program for Essential Workers Extended

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation recently announced the extension of the special programs with Capital Bikeshare and Lyft Electric Scooters offering free memberships for essential workers during the public health emergency through June 30. The memberships provide workers unlimited free rides for trips under 30 minutes. *UPDATE* The Essential Worker program has been extended until […]

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April 28, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

MCDOT Extends Free Bikeshare and Electric Scooter Program for Essential Workers

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has extended the special programs with Capital Bikeshare and Lyft Electric Scooters offering free memberships for essential workers during the coronavirus crisis through May 31. The memberships provide workers unlimited free rides for trips under 30 minutes. Capital Bikeshare will also continue to offer $1 trip fares for all riders, […]

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March 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Winter Weather Could Impact Friday Evening Commute

The National Weather Service says snow will continue into the early evening before ending. Significant accumulation of snow is not expected, but roads will be wet. Areas west and north of Montgomery County may see snow accumulation on the roads. Periods of snow will continue through into the early evening before ending. Snow will stick […]

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June 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Heavy Rains Expected During Tuesday’s Commute

Public safety officials are urging residents to use caution when heading home during Tuesday’s evening commute as the region experiences heavy rains. The National Weather Services has issued  a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Washington D.C. and surrounding areas until 8:00 p.m. Residents should expect hail the size of pennies, wind gusts up to 60 […]

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March 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for March 21 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Wednesday, March 21 in Montgomery County: 1. Winter Weather Advisory Continues: Tuesday’s winter storm advisory continues until this evening. According to Montgomery County’s Emergency Management, residents should prepare for a major winter weather event with heavy snow. 2. MCPS School Closed: Montgomery County Public Schools will are closed today because of […]

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March 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Winter Weather Could Impact Evening Commute

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for western Maryland and parts of D.C. due to wet snow impacting the Central Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding areas. According to the NWS, some surrounding areas may see a light snow with minor accumulations in the afternoon and evening. Latest radar trends pic.twitter.com/6vDZq489hR — […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Scattered Rains, and Montgomery County Has Rough Commute

Lots of Montgomery County commuters had a rough ride into work Friday. With the rain, a number of cars collided. And Metro had track problems at the Medical Center station. New Hampshire Ave. and Midland Rd., Colesville, collision — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) January 12, 2018 Bowie Mill Road and Muncaster Mill Road, collision — Pete […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

AAA Offers Driving Tips for Icy Roads

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for Monday afternoon that could likely affect the commute home for drivers. According to the advisory, drivers in Montgomery County and the Washington D.C. areas should expect freezing rain and snow from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Hazardous storms and inclement weather cause more than half […]

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April 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Motorcycle Wreck Closes I-370 During Evening Rush Hour

A motorcycle wreck on westbound I-370 closed the interstate for hours during the Thursday evening rush hour. Current situation on I-370 West – traffic at a standstill approaching motorcycle crash on the ramp to I-270 South. #MDTraffic pic.twitter.com/5v7gqpF4Sv — Danielle Deverell (@DanielleTraffic) April 27, 2017 Traffic was diverted either onto Md. 355 or to an […]

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March 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ride On Expected to Run on S Service Plan

Ride On Transit Services is expected to run on the S Service Plan on Mar. 14 due to the winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), according to a news release. The S Service Plan provides service on all routes except for Route 94. Residents can expect service delays on all routes […]

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