October 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Introduce Maryland’s First Bus Rapid Transit Service

Montgomery County Department of Transportation officially debuted its Flash bus rapid transit system Wednesday, the first of its kind in the state of Maryland. MCDOT’s Flash buses operate on U.S. Route 29 from Burtonsville to Silver Spring. Buses arrive at stations every 7.5 minutes during rush hour. There’s 80 seat capacity aboard the 62 feet […]

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June 15, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Officials Remind Commuters That SafeTrack Closures Start Saturday (VIDEO)

Starting Saturday, people who rely on the Shady Grove and Rockville Metro stations will need to find alternative methods to get around as SafeTrack 16 closes those two stations for nine days. County and Metro officials highlighted alternatives Thursday at a news conference at the Twinbrook Metro Station. Metro crews worked on the stations during SafeTrack […]

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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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June 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Commuting in Montgomery County During SafeTrack (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is developing plans to help commuters during WMATA’s SafeTrack. SafeTrack is a year-long effort to improve the safety and reliability of the Metrorail system. Three planned line segment repairs and around-the-clock single tracking projects, referred to as “safety surges,” will affect Metro’s Red Line service beginning in August. […]

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February 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

SHA Warns Motorists of Potential Snow Squalls During Friday Evening Commute

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) is warning motorists of the potential for snow squalls to arrive just in time for the Friday evening commute. According to an SHA news release, any precipitation that coincides with rush hour periods is extremely hazardous since plow/salt trucks are unable to treat pavements in the […]

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January 7, 2016 | Staff Writer

photo bikers on Metropolitan Branch Trail

County’s Bikeways Program Has New Website

Montgomery County’s Bikeways Program has a new online look. Check out the updated website to learn more about the program, check out bikeways using the interactive map, find out about ongoing projects, save the date for the next Bicycle Action Group meeting and learn the rules of the road. Montgomery County has 90 miles of […]

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December 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

picture of road construction cones

Multiple Lane Closures Expected on I-495 and I-270 Wednesday Night

The Maryland State Highway Administration is planning to close multiple lanes on the outer loop of I-495 and southbound I-270 to repair the Bradley Boulevard Bridge over I-495 on Wednesday night. Lane closures are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. and, weather permitting, all lanes should open no later than 5 a.m. on Thursday. SHA’s […]

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July 28, 2015 | Cindy Peña

Bus Drivers in Training at Silver Spring Transit Center

Commuters may see bus activity at the new Paul Sarbanes Transit Center in Silver Spring this week. Starting Monday drivers are training for the new multi-level, multi-modal, public transit complex that will link Metrorail, Marc trains and Metro and RideOn buses. No word yet on when the center will open. However, a new controversy is brewing […]

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June 7, 2015 | Sonya Burke

7000 Series Train Enters Service on the Red Line on Monday (VIDEO)

The next 7000-series train enters passenger service Monday, June 8th, on the Red Line. The first trip will depart from Shady Grove Station at 7:01 a.m. on June 8. The trains arrived on Friday, see WMATA video below: #newtrain 7000-series Red Line scheduled departures for Monday AM: Depart Shady Grove @ 7:01 a.m.; Depart Glenmont […]

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