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May 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Unveils Pedestrian Safety Improvements in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County activated a new crossing signal in Aspen Hill Friday to improve pedestrian safety. County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, County Councilmember Evan Glass, and Department of Transportation Director Al Roshdieh attended a ceremony Friday at the crossing in Aspen Hill. The new high intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) beacon on […]

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April 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Hosts Take Your Child to Work Day Event

Several county employees participated in National Take Your Child to Work Day at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. Officials say about 300 children took part in more than 30 interactive activities and booths. They also got a glimpse of what their parents do on a daily basis.

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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 1, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

E-Bikes Pilot Program to Expand, Test Dockless E-Scooters

You’ve probably seen some dockless E-Bikes in various places throughout the area. “The County as a whole has offered the pilot so far in the downtown Silver Spring and surrounding residential areas… in the city of Takoma Park, and then more recently in the North Bethesda planning area- so that’s the White Flint, and Grosvenor, […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ride On Suspends Free Rides for Government Workers

Update (Jan. 28):  Because the federal government has been re-opened, Montgomery County Transit announced that the free rides on Ride On for government workers have been suspended. With the end of the federal government shutdown announced today, the FREE rides for federal employees is suspended. Posted by Ride On Montgomery County Transit on Friday, January 25, […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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October 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Public Forum Regarding Ride On’s Route 75 Proposed Changes Will be Held in November

Montgomery County Department of Transportation Transit Services is inviting  the public to a forum to provide input on proposed changes to Ride On Route 75. MCDOT’s proposed changes include extending service to the Germantown MARC Station and additional service within the Clarksburg community. The forum will be held on Nov. 1  at the UpCounty Regional Services […]

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October 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

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MCDOT Wins $300,000 Grant for Bike path

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation has won a $300,000 Maryland Bikeways Program grant to prepare a final design for the Emory Lane and Muncaster Mill Road Shared Use Path. The estimated 10-foot-wide and one-half mile path will be located along Emory Lane between Holly Ridge Road and Muncaster Mill Road, according to a news release. […]

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October 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCDOT Receives $4 Million From U.S Department of Transportation for Electric Buses

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation will replace some of its diesel buses with 10 new electric buses thanks to a $4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The grant money comes just one year after the FTA awarded MCDOT with a $1.75 million to purchase four electric buses and charging stations back in 2017, […]

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May 31, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for May 31 in Montgomery County

Washington Capitals win game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals Wednesday, making this their first ever Stanley Cup final win in franchise history. Here are five more things to know for Thursday,  May 31, in Montgomery County: 1.Takoma Park Police Officer Funeral: The funeral for Takoma Park Police Acting Detective Sergeant Matthew Barber will be held today […]

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