maryland department of transportation

June 5, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Real ID Deadline in Maryland Extended

A select group of 43,000 Maryland REAL ID license holders have until July 3 to update their required paperwork. This paperwork ensures that license are REAL ID compliant. If drivers fail to do so, they are subject to recall action. This means if Maryland Police pull you over, they will confiscate your license.   These residents are […]

Read more

April 19, 2019 | Sam Merrill

Some Bridges in Maryland Don’t Feel Supported

Are Maryland Bridges Falling Down? The Montgomery County bridges on Bel Pre Road over Bel Pre Creek and Gude Drive West over I-270 were cited in a recent report as among the most traveled, structurally deficient bridges in Maryland. The report, called the 2019 Bridge Report, is issued by the American Road and Transportation Builders […]

Read more

October 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MDOT Officials on Widening I-270: ‘We’re Not Going to Take Your Home’

During a transportation meeting with Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, Maryland Department of Transportation staff, and the community, Secretary Rahn told those in attendance that homes will not be taken from residents as the state looks to widen I-270. Rahn’s response comes amid concerns from county-elected officials on behalf of their constituents. Last year, Gov. […]

Read more

March 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

MDOT Offers Tips on Avoiding Drowsy Driving

To kick off “Sleep Awareness Week”, Maryland’s Department of Transportation State Highway Administration is offering tips for motorists on avoiding driving while drowsy. Data from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) shows that drowsy driving causes more than 70,000 car accidents each year and being tired at the wheel can be just as dangerous as drunk […]

Read more

December 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Public safety issue at Great Seneca Highway and Orchard Ridge Road featured on Montgomery Community Media.

MCDOT Wins State Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Projects

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded local jurisdictions and non-profits with more than $20 million in grant money to support improvements for 43 bicycle and pedestrian safety projects across the state including here in Montgomery County. Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has received a grant of $269,834 to install four bikeshare stations along […]

Read more

November 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Transportation Department Plans Forum to Give Overview of Traffic Relief Plan

The Maryland Department of Transportation is moving forward with a forum Dec. 13 to provide an overview of the $7.6 billion public-private partnership to relieve congestion on I-270 and I-495. The forum will take place at the BWI Marriott and is open to industry professionals. Industry responses to the state’s request for information on the […]

Read more

November 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

State Transportation Meeting Set for Thursday Night

The Maryland Department of Transportation presents its Consolidated Transportation Plan on Thursday night, showing off projects around Montgomery County. The Transportation Department presents its draft six-year capital program to every county and Baltimore City for review and comment. The department then prepares a final budget to present to the General Assembly in January. The Hogan […]

Read more

August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

photo of car in rain

State Police Warn Drivers of Flash Flood Dangers

Maryland State Police are warning drivers to use caution today due to the expected heavy rainfall. According to the National Weather Service, multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms are expected today with localized heavy rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour possible. Runoff from excessive rainfall may cause rapid rises of water in […]

Read more

November 1, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

More Capital Bikeshare Stations in Montgomery County Thanks to Grant  

Residents can expect to see more Capital Bikeshares in Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) was awarded a $240,588 grant from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), according to a news release. The money will help establish a four-station satellite Capital Bikeshare network in White Flint and a station in Twinbrook. Plans […]

Read more

July 18, 2016 | Phyllis Armstrong

New Transportation Dollars Applauded by Local Lawmakers (VIDEO)

Millions of dollars in state funding will be coming to Montgomery County to ease congestion along the I-270 corridor and local roads. State Senator Cheryl Kagan and County Executive Isiah Leggett attended the news conference in Potomac where Governor Larry Hogan announced the new funding. Nearly $230 million dollars will be spent on projects designed […]

Read more

Engage us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter