October 21, 2019 | Staff Writer

State Holding Workshops on Reducing I-270 Congestion

Commuters and other motorists will get a chance to voice its opinions at a series of workshops focused on reducing congestion on Interstate 270 between I-370 in Gaithersburg and I-70 in Frederick. Multiple studies over the last decade have shown that the National Capital Region is one of the most congested in the nation, and […]

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April 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

Open Houses Planned for Public to Express Opinions on I-270, I-495 Work

Commuters and others will get two chances this month to express their opinions on traffic congestion projects planned for I-270 and the Capital Beltway. The first will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Clarksburg High School, 22500 Wims Road. The second will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, […]

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February 10, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Traffic Study Shows County Moving Slower

Motorists coursing through Montgomery County traveled 4 mph slower in 2015 than in 2011, according to a new study from the county Planning Board. And if anyone had trouble guessing, most of the speed reductions are in down county areas and along the I-270 corridor, the mobility assessment report says. County planners drafted the report, […]

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October 17, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council President Nancy Floreen Touts New Bill to Create Property Tax Credit for Seniors at News Briefing (VIDEO)

At her weekly briefing today, Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen announced that she’s introducing a bill at this week’s County Council meeting that would create a new property tax credit for residents who are 65-years-old and who have lived in the same dwelling for at least 40 years. Retired members of the U.S. armed […]

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September 21, 2016 | Staff Writer

New Traffic Signal Expected to Ease Congestion at MD 355 and Jones Bridge Road

A new traffic signal is expected to ease congestion when it is activated on Friday at MD 355 and Jones Bridge Road. According to the State Highway Administration, the traffic signal will provide a double-left turn movement from southbound MD 355 to eastbound Jones Bridge Road during the afternoon, weekday rush-hour (between 3 p.m. and […]

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March 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Says BRT is Best Option to Reduce Traffic on Local Roads (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, County Executive Ike Leggett says Bus Rapid Transit is the best option for providing traffic relief on local roads. Related:

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November 19, 2015 | Staff Writer

Nearly One Million Marylanders Expected to Travel During Thanksgiving Holiday

AAA forecasts 46.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday, a 0.6 percent increase compared to last year. Nearly one million Marylanders are expected to get away for the holiday, a figure relatively flat from 2014 given the 0.1 percent increase forecasted. This year’s forecast marks the seventh […]

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July 4, 2015 | Staff Writer

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Sonya Burke hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the Purple Line, the Corridor Cities Transitway, the county’s new fire chief, the police department’s pilot program for body worn cameras, the latest on the safe and sick work leave bill and more. You can watch the show in its […]

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June 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Councilmember Craig Rice on I-270 Improvements

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, who represents Council District 2 that includes much of the northern part of the County, released a statement after Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the State will provide funding for improvements to Interstate 270: “In Montgomery County, our population growth and economic activity have outpaced the capacity of our roadways. […]

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December 29, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Roshdieh: ‘Our Road Network is Essentially Built Out’

UPDATED The new acting director of Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is sharing some of his goals and vision for moving the county forward in an interview posted online on Dec. 29. Al Roshdieh says the county’s “road network is essentially built out” in an online interview with Esther Bowring, the editor of Go […]

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