MCDOT

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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May 10, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for May 10 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Thursday, May 10, in Montgomery County: 1. Budget Work: The Montgomery County Council has a session at 10 a.m. and one of the main agenda items is taking action on the budget consent calendar for the fiscal 2019 budget. The consent calendar typically means all issues have been reviewed […]

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February 28, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know in Montgomery County for Feb. 28

Here are five things you need to know today, Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Montgomery County: 1. County Executive Forum: Montgomery County Black Business Council will hold a candidate forum  for county executive candidates. 2. Purple Line: MCDOT will hold a public hearing to consider public comments for the creation of multiple new Residential Permit Parking Areas (RPPAs) in Silver Spring. […]

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February 6, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Pothole Season: Here’s How the County Plans to Tackle Them

It’s that time of the year motorists hate: tis’ the season for potholes. January started off cold with below freezing temperatures and now that the snow and ice are gone —for now— they have created a void in the pavement also known as potholes. Potholes are created when moisture gets under the road, freezes, and as […]

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