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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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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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March 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Winter Weather Could Impact Friday Evening Commute

The National Weather Service says snow will continue into the early evening before ending. Significant accumulation of snow is not expected, but roads will be wet. Areas west and north of Montgomery County may see snow accumulation on the roads. Periods of snow will continue through into the early evening before ending. Snow will stick […]

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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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June 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Triple Lane Closures Planned for the Beltway Bridge over Kensington Parkway Friday Night

Major Delays Expected with Triple Lane Closures Friday Night Through Saturday Afternoon The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration plan to resurface the bridge deck of the outer loop of the capital beltway over Kensington Parkway starting Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m. The Kensington Parkway bridge is located just east of Connecticut Avenue. The resurfacing […]

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