maryland department of transportation

February 10, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Reunión Comunitaria Abordó el Tema de Seguridad Peatonal

Alrededor de 200 personas llenaron el auditorio de Wheaton High School, el domingo por la tarde, para ofrecer sus opiniones y sugerencias sobre las mejores opciones para reducir los accidentes de peatones y bicicletas en el condado de Montgomery. Los miembros del Concejo del condado, junto con los funcionarios del Departamento de Transporte de Maryland, […]

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February 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Pedestrian, Bicycle, Traffic Safety Town Hall Addresses Community Concerns

About 200 people filled Wheaton High School auditorium Sunday afternoon to offer suggestions on the best ways to reduce pedestrian and bicycle accidents in Montgomery County. County council members, along with officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation, held a pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety town hall as part of the county’s goal to eliminate […]

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December 17, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Emergency Rally on I-270/I-495 Widening Project Draws Full House

It was a packed house during an emergency rally at the Silver Spring Civic Building on Monday evening regarding the Maryland Department of Transportation’s proposed amendments to the I-270/ I-495 widening project. Local elected officials and residents discussed their concerns about the $11 billion project, and are demanding a seat at the table when it […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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