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September 11, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

Express Newspaper Announces Abrupt Closing

Express, The Washington Post’s free daily newspaper for commuters and Metro riders, is closing Thursday. A farewell column will be published in its last paper that day, according to an article in The Washington Post.  Express, commuter newspaper published by The Washington Post, shuts down after 16 years https://t.co/vqh1i9n7UZ — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September […]

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August 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Department of Transportation to Add More Scooters Throughout the County

Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s expansion of the dockless vehicle pilot program is underway. The pilot program now includes e-bikes and e-scooters and has been expanded to include two service areas, East and West County.  This expansion includes Bird scooters, which are now available in certain parts of the county. Additional areas of the county will […]

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November 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Public Forum on Ride On’s Expansion to be Held on Nov. 29

Ride On is expanding its services along US 29 (Columbia Pike) and officials are inviting the public for input on Nov. 29. The expansion is a new limited stop service called Route 129. The new service will run from Silver Spring Transit Center to Burtonsville Park and Ride Lot with just 14 stops.  Route 129 […]

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June 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro SafeTrack Closing Shady Grove, Rockville Stations from June 17-June 25

Surge No. 16 — the last — will close the Shady Grove and Rockville Red Line stations from June 17 through June 25, prompting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to urge commuters to consider alternatives. Shuttle bus service will be available, but Metro suggests subway riders to consider Brunswick Line MARC trains or starting […]

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January 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Ride on Service Changes to Begin Jan. 8, Including New Service to Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Ride On is making changes to 18 bus routes, effective Jan. 8. According to a Montgomery County news release, most of the changes modify the bus schedule to more accurately reflect the time it takes for a bus to run its route based on traffic and other conditions. The following routes are being updated: 5, 8, […]

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January 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Man Struck and Killed by Train in Germantown on New Year’s Eve

Montgomery County police officers are investigating the death of a man who was fatally struck by a MARC commuter train on New Year’s eve in Germantown. According to police, it happened on Dec. 31 shortly after 9:30 p.m. on the tracks in the area of the Germantown MARC train station, which is located at 19311 […]

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August 5, 2014 | Staff Writer

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

Register for the 2014 Walk and Ride Challenge

Montgomery County Commuter Services and the Silver Spring, Friendship Heights, Bethesda, North Bethesda and Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management districts are hosting a Walk and Ride Challenge. The event is designed to encourage commuters to combine transit with walking and to incorporate more walking into their daily routines. The challenge will take place from September […]

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May 8, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Saturday Lane Closures on East West Highway

On Saturday, May 10, from approximately 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., several lanes of East West Highway between 16th Street (MD 390) and Colesville Road (US 29) will be closed so crews can hoist roofing materials onto the Lenox Park Apartments. Real estate management company Forest City Enterprises and its contractor, Rent-A-Crane, Inc., will hoist […]

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February 19, 2013 | Staff Writer

Ripley Street Portion of MBT Opens

A portion of the Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT) at the Silver Spring Metro Station has been opened around the Transit Center. The trail now extends from Ripley Street to the south end of the MARC train platform. Opening this portion of the trail reestablishes pedestrian connections from the northbound MARC platform to the transit plaza […]

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November 2, 2012 | Staff Writer

Road Closures

Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will close lanes on Rockville Pike (MD 355) for resurfacing. On Saturday, November 3, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., SHA will close ONE northbound and ONE southbound lane of Rockville Pike, from approximately 100 feet south of Cedar Lane to approximately 800 feet north of Cedar Lane, for resurfacing. […]

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