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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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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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