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February 27, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro’s General Manager Releases Statement about Threatened Labor Action

Metro General Manager and CEO Paul Wiedefeld has released the following statement regarding a threatened labor action directed by ATU Local 689: “Metro is aware of a potentially unlawful and disruptive labor action threatened by the leadership of ATU Local 689. I want our riders to know we will do everything we can to minimize […]

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February 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Residents Get Update on Md. 355 Bus Rapid Transit

More than 50 people showed up at Montgomery College’s Germantown campus for an informational event on the latest proposals for a bus rapid transit system that will carry commuters up and down Md. 355. “At this point, we’re trying to figure out what the alternatives are,” said Joana Conklin, rapid transit system development manager for […]

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January 11, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Mixed Reaction to New Traffic Pattern at Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway (PHOTO)

There’s a new traffic pattern at the intersection of the Capital Crescent Trail and Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda, and reaction to the change has been mixed. The Parkway has been narrowed from two lanes to one in each direction approaching the intersection, and the speed limit has been reduced from 35 mph to 25 […]

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November 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Over 48-Million Expected to Travel 50 Miles or More on Thanksgiving Weekend

AAA is projecting that 48.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, an increase of one million travelers compared with last year. This represents a 1.9 percent increase over 2015, and the most Thanksgiving travelers since 2007. The Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, […]

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Drivers Urged to Use Caution on Wet Roads

State highway officials are advising Maryland drivers to take it easy when driving in the rain this week. “Drivers need to be extremely cautious during heavy rains. From reduced visibility, potential hydroplaning, and flooded roadways, driving conditions will not be ideal and we all need to adjust for safety,” said SHA Administrator Gregory Johnson. “Do […]

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August 8, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Safe Track Surge #7 Begins on Tuesday Between Shady Grove and Twinbrook Stations

Red Line commuters take note: Metro trains will continuously single track between Shady Grove and Twinbrook from August 9 through August 18 as part of Safety Track Surge #7. WMATA officials are advising Red Line commuters to find other transportation options as trains are expected to be crowded, especially during rush hour due to service […]

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July 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the impact of Safe Track repairs on Metro’s Red Line in August,  senior transportation programs, the achievement gap and much more. Watch the show, below:

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July 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Reminds Metro Commuters to “Be Prepared” for Safe Track Delays on the Red Line (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner is reminding residents to be prepared for delays as Safe Track repairs begin on the Red Line in August. Berliner said commuting is going to be “a major inconvenience” on the system beginning Aug. 1. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra, below: Berliner spoke at a news […]

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July 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metrorail’s General Manager on Safe Track Repairs on the Red Line (VIDEO)

At a July 27th news conference at the Silver Spring Metro station, local officials advised Metro Red Line commuters to seek transportation alternatives next week as Safe Track repair work is expected to cause significant delays on the entire line. “This will be the first time Red line customers will experience Safe Track reductions slash delays,” said […]

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July 18, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Transportation Dollars Applauded by Local Lawmakers (VIDEO)

Millions of dollars in state funding will be coming to Montgomery County to ease congestion along the I-270 corridor and local roads. State Senator Cheryl Kagan and County Executive Isiah Leggett attended the news conference in Potomac where Governor Larry Hogan announced the new funding. Nearly $230 million dollars will be spent on projects designed […]

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