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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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November 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

Bus Rapid Transit Is Coming to MoCo. Here’s What You Need to Know

Residents will have the opportunity to learn about the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in three upcoming open houses hosted by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. The BRT is a new transit option for commuters along a 13.5  mile stretch on U.S. Route 29 between the Silver Spring Transit Center and Burtonsville. Similar to […]

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August 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Ride On’s New ExtRa Service Will Provide an Express Bus Along Route 355 (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Updated 8.14.17 Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Montgomery County Council President, Roger Berliner, and other county leaders on Monday to announce a new bus service aimed to alleviate the amount of cars on one of the county’s “busiest corridors”, according to Leggett. Beginning on Oct. 2, Ride On’s ExtRa Buses will provide a limited stop […]

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July 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Lane Closures Planned for Next Five Weekends on Rockville Pike in Bethesda

Over the next five weekends, Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation will close lanes on Rockville Pike between Woodmont Avenue and Wilson Drive, near the Medical Center Metro Station, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at Naval Support Activity Bethesda. The lanes will close at 10 p.m. Friday […]

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June 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

New Project Expected to Boost Wheaton’s Downtown Economy

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined other county leaders during the Taste of Wheaton on Sunday to break ground for the Wheaton Revitalization Project, according to a news release. “The Wheaton revitalization project includes offices, retail and a new Town Square to help make Wheaton an even more dynamic urban community,” Leggett released in a statement. […]

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October 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

New Bike Lanes in Pike District (VIDEO)

The Pike District now has one-half mile of separated bike lanes located on both sides of Nebel Street between Randolph Road and Marinelli Road in Rockville. Find out more in the video report, below. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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September 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Senators Announce $5.4 Million Federal Grant for Montgomery County Airpark

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced this month that Montgomery County has been awarded a $5,477,702 Federal Aviation Administration grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate Montgomery County Airpark (GAI). According to a news release, the grant will be used to restore more than 2,500 feet of pavement critical to […]

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September 9, 2016 | Staff Writer

Street Beat: Update on Carroll Avenue Bridge Closure in Takoma Park (VIDEO)

In Takoma Park, Carroll Avenue is closed to traffic at the Sligo Creek bridge. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration will use electronic message boards to guide traffic.  

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