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June 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Launches ’20 is Plenty’ Pilot Program to Reduce Speed Limit on Select Roads

Montgomery County leaders on Thursday launched a new pilot program called “20 is Plenty” to reduce the speed limit on select roads to 20 miles per hour. The program is intended to help improve road safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. The five pilot roads are in North Bethesda, Germantown and Long Branch. They are: […]

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June 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County’s Shared Streets Program Will Continue Throughout Summer

Montgomery County’s Shared Streets program will continue throughout the summer, the county announced in a June 11 statement. The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) began the Shared Streets program when the COVID-19 pandemic started. It closed some roads to cars to allow outdoor activities like walking and dining. Areas like the Bethesda Streetery offer outdoor in-street […]

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May 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Council Introduces Resolution to Support Maintaining Open Streets Programs

The Montgomery County Council introduced a resolution Thursday showing support for maintaining Open and Shared Streets programs. The county’s Department of Transportation (DOT) began the Shared Streets program when the COVID-19 pandemic started, according to the resolution. It closed some roads to cars to allow outdoor activities like walking and dining. Areas like the Bethesda […]

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March 23, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Department of Transportation Suspends Some Parking Enforcement During Health Crisis

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation plans to suspend and relax parking enforcement amid the COVID-19 health crisis, according to a press release. In Residential Permit zones that consist of non-metered, on-street parking, parking enforcement has been suspended. For the remainder of the COVID-19 health crisis, any vehicles without residential permits may park in those areas.  […]

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November 6, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Winter is Coming: MCDOT Announces Sustainable Snow Removal Efforts

Snow removal is about to get more environmentally friendly in Montgomery County. At Montgomery County’s annual Snow Summit event on Wednesday, County Executive Marc Elrich and Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) officials announced environmental advances made for handling the snow for the winter 2019-2020 season. Elrich announced that this snow season, MCDOT will experiment […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Ride On Flex Launches Wednesday

Ride On Flex, the region’s first on-demand public transit service, will officially launch on Wednesday. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich along with Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Hans Riemer will join Al Roshdieh, the director of Montgomery County Department of Transportation, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Rockville Town Square to debut the new ridesharing service. […]

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June 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MVA Launches Digital License Plate Pilot Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration announced that it’s launching a two-year pilot program to test digital license plate technology. Maryland is the first state on the East Coast to test digital plates. The plates will be tested on 20 MDOT MVA fleet vehicles, as well as two Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) vehicles. […]

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April 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Will Test ‘On Demand’ Transit Program

Montgomery County Department of Transportation has plans for a new “on demand” transit program. The Microtransit Pilot Program will be tested in the Rockville, Glenmont, and Wheaton service areas. Similar to UberPool, this program will allow residents to use a mobile app to request trips to and from a designated pickup and drop off area. […]

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April 11, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

State Highway Administration to Host Transportation Alternatives Forums

Eight public workshops are scheduled in April and May throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties for community members to learn about highway transportation alternatives and offer feedback. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) first presented its preliminary range of alternatives in July 2018. This report included 15 options for consideration in the […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 4, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Newly Elected Council In Session: Today is the first day the new County Council will convene in session. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Read the agenda for the meeting here. 2. Chanukah Fire Truck Events: It’s the third day of Chanukah […]

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