May 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metro’s GM Unveils Maintenance Plan, Leggett Says Plan is “Necessary” (VIDEO)

Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has unveiled SafeTrack, an aggressive maintenance plan to improve Metrorail safety and restore service reliability. Wiedefeld’s SafeTrack plan includes 15 “safety surges” over the next year that should accelerate maintenance on Metro’s rail system from the ballast up. By closing the system at midnight on weekends and expanding weekday maintenance […]

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February 4, 2016 | Willie James Inman

County Employees Celebrate Black History Month at Universities at Shady Grove (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Employees Black History Month Program Committee is hosting its annual celebration at the Universities at Shady Grove today. The theme of this year’s program is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.” Local leaders, including County Executive Ike Leggett, Council President Nancy Floreen, and Councilmember Craig Rice, are among those attending the […]

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May 14, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Leggett Plans to Privatize County’s Economic Development Functions (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett today announced that he will send legislation to the County Council on Friday that would transfer the major functions of County economic development and business promotion to a private-sector-led, non-profit entity. Under the proposed legislation, both the County’s Department of Economic Development (DED) and the non-profit Montgomery Business Development Corporation […]

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March 27, 2015 | Staff Writer

Leggett Hails State Passage of $20 Million Matching Fund for School Construction Funding

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is hailing state passage of $20 million in matching funds for additional school construction funding. “I want to thank Speaker Michael Busch and the members of our Delegation who made bringing home additional funds to help us address our public school construction issues their number one priority,” said Leggett in […]

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January 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

County Officials Remind Residents to Shovel Sidewalks (VIDEO)

There’s a new campaign in Montgomery County to ensure our local sidewalks are safe and passable this winter. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. For more information on the Safe Sidewalks campaign, visit the county’s website here.

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January 6, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Local Leaders Launch Safe Sidewalks Campaign (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

There was no snow but it was a windy and cold Monday morning as local leaders launched the county’s “Safe Sidewalks” campaign on Jan. 5 at the steps of the Montgomery County Council building in Rockville. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett was joined by County Councilmembers Nancy Floreen, Sidney Katz and Hans Riemer. Safe Sidewalks […]

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December 22, 2014 | Aline Barros

County Delegation Visited India and Taiwan To Boost County Businesses

Montgomery County officials along with local business leaders visited India on a 12-day mission in November with the goal to broaden Montgomery County’s reach in biotech, other high-tech areas, and to address culture, education, and economic development. According to a press release, county officials and business leaders visited seven cities resulting in more than 100 meetings […]

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December 22, 2014 | Staff Writer

New Protected Bike Lane in Bethesda Gives Riders a “Cycle Track”

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has announced that the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Division of Transportation Engineering has completed the county’s first protected bike lane — also referred to as a “cycle track.” The on-road bike lane that is about 1,500 feet long and is located adjacent to the curb on the west side […]

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November 26, 2014 | Aline Barros

County Leaders and Business Owners Return from India (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett led a business delegation on a visit to India with the goal to broaden Montgomery County’s reach in biotech, other high-tech areas, and to address culture, education, and economic development. The delegation visited New Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad and returned to the U.S. on Nov. 22. from a trip that lasted […]

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November 20, 2014 | Aline Barros

Floreen Sends Daily Updates from India (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen traveled to India in November with a business delegation to broaden Montgomery County’s reach in biotech and other high-tech areas. Floreen wrote in an email to MyMCMedia that she is on this trip “because of the importance of establishing relationships and connections to advance the county’s economic growth.” The latest update from […]

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