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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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March 13, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Need a Lyft? SoberRide Offers Free Rides on St. Patrick’s Day

How are you celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this year? A parade? Green beer? What about getting home safely? Once again, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is offering people in the DC area a free ride home (up to $15) between 4 p.m. Sunday and 4 a.m. Monday through the ride share app Lyft. WRAP’s […]

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November 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

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Five Cheap Rides to the Polls When You Don’t Own a Car

Make sure transportation isn’t an issue for when you cast your ballot in Montgomery County.  Here are five ways to ride to the polls for free, or at an affordable price. Bike to your polling location. Download the Capital Bikeshare App on your phone and unlock the free 24 hour pass. The pass is valid […]

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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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December 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Alcohol-Related Car Crashes on the Rise, According to Maryland State Police

Alcohol-related crashes have increased compared to last year, according to Maryland State Police. Over the weekend, officers responded to 18 incidents involving alcohol across the state. “This same time last year, there were 13 DUI crashes compared to 18 this year” Elena Russo, spokesperson for the Maryland State Police said. Russo said drivers can expect […]

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November 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local PTA Partners with Lyft to Address Parents’ Transportation Challenges

Parent involvement poses a challenge for some parents at Jones Lane Elementary School in Gaithersburg solely because of transportation. Public transportation for families living on West Side Drive, for example, can take more than three-hours round trip which includes four bus transfers and four miles of walking. The school’s Parent-Teacher Association is trying to change that […]

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July 1, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Police, Alcohol Control Take Drunken Driving Personally

Montgomery County police and the county’s Department of Liquor Control have launched a public awareness campaign to prevent drunken driving and to prevent over-consumption by patrons, targeting the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. The campaign, titled “I Take It Personally,” asks community members and retail establishments to prevent friends and customers from drinking too much […]

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March 17, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, March 17, in Montgomery County

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here are five things to know today, March 17, in Montgomery County: 1. Wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish Festival at Rockville Town Square from 3 – 8 p.m. today. 2. Music lover? Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley leads the Irish rock band O’Malley’s March at […]

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December 14, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Department of Liquor Control Launches Holiday Ride Program to Prevent Drunk Driving

In an effort to prevent drunk driving, the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) is partnering with local transportation service, Dryver, to offer $20 gift cards towards a designated driver this holiday season, according to a press release. The DLC will also partner with Lyft by offering $5 off the first ten rides. The […]

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March 15, 2016 | Willie James Inman

How to Get Around Town While the Metro is Closed

Metro rail service will close from midnight on Wednesday, March 16 until 5 a.m. on Thursday, March 17. After an electrical fire involving a cable in the tunnel outside McPherson Square Station on Monday morning, workers will inspect nearly 600 jumper cables in tunnels throughout the system, officials said. For those of you who have to […]

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