MDOT

July 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

City of Rockville Asks MDOT To ‘Pause’ Widening of I-270, I-495

The City of Rockville wrote to the Maryland Department of Transportation June 30, requesting that it “put a pause” to the widening of interstates 270 and 495 in light of the global pandemic. “It is not responsible to continue spending taxpayers’ money on preliminary design, environmental studies, and hiring a developer while the country is […]

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June 26, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Montgomery County Officials Urge Leaders to Resolve Purple Line Disputes

County Council President Sidney Katz and Council Vice President Tom Hucker urged Maryland officials to resolve ongoing conflicts with purple line contractors in a statement released Thursday.  The announcement comes as Purple Line Transit Partners, the company tasked with constructing the more than $2 billion light-rail project, announced that it would lay off at least […]

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June 5, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Several MARC Train, Commuter Bus Lines to Reopen June 8

The Maryland Transit Administration will restart operations for several MARC train and Commuter Bus lines beginning June 8, the department announced Thursday. Beginning Monday, Commuter Bus will begin operating on the “S” schedule, with the exception of Route 201, which will continue operating only odd numbered trips. MARC Train will return to regular “R” schedules, […]

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June 4, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Gaithersburg, White Oak MVA Branches to Open; No Road Test for Non-Commercial Drivers

The Gaithersburg and White Oak Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) branches will begin partially reopening on Monday, June 8, according to a Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) MVA statement.  On Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Stage 2 of Maryland’s reopening will start Friday at 5 p.m., and starting June 8 some MVA offices can begin […]

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January 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

With Deadline Nearing, MDOT Creates More REAL ID Appointments

The clock is ticking for people who have not yet gotten their REAL ID. With the October 1, 2020 deadline looming, MDOT MVA has created 1,200 additional weekly appointments to help ease the inevitable rush. Officials say the new Walnut Hill location will give Montgomery County residents additional appointment opportunities each week to help meet […]

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January 6, 2020 | Staff Writer

New Traffic, Pedestrian Signal Goes Live Thursday on Georgia Avenue

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will activate a new traffic and pedestrian signal at the intersection of May Street/Rippling Brook Drive on MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) in Silver Spring. Since Monday, the signal has been under a three-day mandatory flash mode to help familiarize drivers with the signal system. It goes live […]

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December 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials to Lead Rally Protesting Widening of I-270, I-495

A rally has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Place, on the amendments to the multibillion-dollar Beltway and I-270 expansion. Both Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz and Vice President Tom Hucker have called for the rally. Also expected to attend the rally is County Executive Marc […]

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November 26, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Purple Line Vehicle Model on Display in Silver Spring

In three years, the Purple Line – a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County – will be up and running. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Line at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New […]

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November 21, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Self-Driving Shuttle Coming to Montgomery County

A self-driving shuttle has received approval from the Maryland Department of Transportation to operate in Montgomery County. Olli is an autonomous electric shuttle that is driven by Robotic Research’s AutoDrive® technology. The Olli can carry up to eight passengers and will shuttle on a half-mile stretch of public roadway between Robotic Research’s two office locations […]

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June 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MVA Launches Digital License Plate Pilot Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration announced that it’s launching a two-year pilot program to test digital license plate technology. Maryland is the first state on the East Coast to test digital plates. The plates will be tested on 20 MDOT MVA fleet vehicles, as well as two Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) vehicles. […]

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