October 23, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Montgomery County Expands ‘Shared Streets Program,’ Totaling 6.4 Miles

Beginning Oct. 23, two portions of Woodland Drive in Silver Spring will be adapted for Montgomery County’s “Shared Streets Program.” The Shared Streets Program began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing additional room for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-vehicular users. This program subsequently limits vehicular traffic to local traffic only, meaning residents, service providers, […]

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October 20, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

New Parking Rates in Silver Spring to Take Effect Nov. 2

New parking rates will go into effect in Downtown Silver Spring starting Nov. 2. These rates will be implemented at Montgomery county-operated garages, parking lots and street meters in the area. The new parking rates will be gradually implemented over the course of the month of November. The new parking rates will be: On-street parking: […]

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October 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Introduce Maryland’s First Bus Rapid Transit Service

Montgomery County Department of Transportation officially debuted its Flash bus rapid transit system Wednesday, the first of its kind in the state of Maryland. MCDOT’s Flash buses operate on U.S. Route 29 from Burtonsville to Silver Spring. Buses arrive at stations every 7.5 minutes during rush hour. There’s 80 seat capacity aboard the 62 feet […]

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October 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Bus Service Gets Riders to Their Destination in a FLASH

The new FLASH bus rapid transit system is designed to get riders to their destinations faster thanks to several innovative features – including technology to communicate with traffic lights. “The buses and the signals actually talk to each other so that when the vehicles are approaching a signal, they have the ability to get more […]

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October 2, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

MCDOT Celebrates ‘Walktober’, Promoting Pedestrian Health, Safety

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has partnered with the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to host “Walktober,” an event series that strolls on throughout October to help promote the State’s official exercise: walking. According to a press release, the event series coincides with the “celebration of the sixth annual […]

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September 30, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 30, in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, Sept. 30 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Weekly COVID-19 Media Briefing: County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles will hold their weekly media briefing at 12:30 p.m. You can watch live on MCM channels 21 and 995 (HD) and on Facebook and County […]

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September 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 29, in Montgomery County

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 29 and it’s National Coffee Day. The election is also 35 days away… do you have a plan for voting? In the meantime, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session:  Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9:30 a.m. Here’s a look at the meeting’s agenda. […]

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September 17, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 17, in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Sept. 17, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. COVID-19 Testing: Free COVID-19 testing is available today in Germantown, Silver Spring, and White Oak. Click here for more details. Free #COVID19 testing clinics are scheduled tomorrow (Thursday, Sept. 17) in Germantown, Silver Spring and White Oak. Details ➡ […]

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September 11, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Thursday Downpours Force Rescheduling of Bethesda Repaving Project

Inclement weather Thursday left the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and M.T. Laney Company, Inc. no choice but to postpone the partial closure of Wisconsin Avenue at Montgomery Avenue/Old Georgetown Road. According to an MCDOT press release, M.T. Laney Company, Inc. will now close two northbound and southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue beginning at […]

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August 7, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

BikeMatchMoCo Gets Over 300 Requests for Donated Bikes

BikeMatchMoco is a new program that helps connect people throughout Montgomery County who have a bike to donate with people who need one. Although more than 300 requests have been made, only 40 bikes have been donated so far. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation says bicycles are vital for many people who have to […]

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