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September 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Flooding Causes Road Closures, Leaves Cars Stranded in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m. Thursday due to huge afternoon downpours. Affected areas include Bethesda, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that downcounty was most affected by rain and flooding, causing roads like Beach Drive to close. Montgomery Parks alerted […]

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September 8, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Police Made 228 Traffic Stops in Montgomery County Over Labor Day Weekend

Police made 228 traffic stops over Labor Day weekend in Montgomery County.  Maryland State Police (MSP) teamed up with the Gaithersburg Police Department and the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Police over the weekend to crack down on aggressive driving in the county. The MSP Rockville Barrack focused on Route 270, Gaithersburg Police focused on Gaithersburg and […]

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June 15, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Nightly Lane Closures on Outer Loop Will Continue Through Friday

Drivers can expect nightly lane closures on the Capital Beltway Outer Loop between MD 190 (River Road) and Clara Barton Parkway, the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) said in a statement.  Maintenance began Sunday on the Persimmon Tree Road bridge over the beltway. It will continue each night between 9 p.m. […]

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November 4, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

County’s Campaign Aims to Alert Drivers, Pedestrians and Bicyclists About Decreased Daylight

Montgomery County officials have launched what they call one of the most aggressive campaigns in County history. The campaign is aimed towards making drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists aware of the added perils that come with time changes and decreased hours of afternoon daylight. “Be Safe, Be Seen” includes 20 events as part of the one-month […]

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October 25, 2019 | Michelle Queen

SoberRide Available Saturday to Prevent Halloween Drunk Driving

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2019 Halloween SoberRide program is offering free Lyft rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. The free service is available from 10 p.m. Saturday, October 26 until 4 a.m. Sunday, October 27. Nearly half of the U.S. Highway deaths during the Halloween season involve drunk […]

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July 1, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Este 4 de julio no tome y maneje, se ofrecen viajes gratis

SoberRide del Día de la Independencia del Programa de Alcohol Regional de Washington (WRAP) Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2019 Independence Day SoberRide, ofrece viajes gratis en Lyft para evitar que los conductores beban y se pongan tras el volante. El servicio gratuito está disponible desde las 7 p.m. del día jueves, 4 de julio […]

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July 1, 2019 | Michelle Queen

SoberRide Available July Fourth Holiday to Prevent Drunk Driving

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2019 Independence Day SoberRide program is offering free Lyft rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. The free service is available from 7 p.m. Thursday, July 4 until 2 a.m. Friday, July 5. To receive a free Lyft ride home (up to $15), use the […]

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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

SoberRide Available For July Fourth Holiday

Montgomery County police officers are reminding motorists to drive safely this holiday and to choose a sober driver. The police will have additional officers on duty to enforce impaired-driving laws.  The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2018 Independence Day SoberRide program will be offering free Lyft rides to keep drivers from drinking and getting behind the wheel. […]

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April 25, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Planning Chair Casey Anderson on the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan: ‘We are at the End of the Road’ (VIDEO)

Casey Anderson, chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board, answered some questions (see video above) about the Bethesda Downtown Sector Plan, shortly before a work session on the plan with the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday morning. The sector plan is a blueprint for development in Bethesda over the next 20 years or so. “We […]

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January 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ride On is Hiring 100 Operators (VIDEO)

Looking for a job? Ride On bus service is hiring. According to an announcement on the Ride On website, 100 operators are needed. “The annual salary is $39,000 per year to start,” said Eric Sims, chief of the Silver Spring bus depot. According to Sims, operators also receive insurance benefits, annual leave and sick leave. […]

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