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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June 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

MDOT Announces Weekend Lane Closures

Maryland’s Department of Transportation State Highway Administration has announced weekend lane closures that could impact your travel in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. Below is a list of closures: US 29 (Colesville Road) – between I-495 Capital Beltway and MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) WSSC water line replacement project Single and double lane closures Mondays through […]

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April 24, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for April 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, April 24, in Montgomery County: 1. Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Forum: The Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County (WDC) is hosting a forum today for Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates in the June 26 primary. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place […]

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April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for April 19 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Thursday, April 19, in Montgomery County: 1. MCPS Teacher of the Year: Kristen Kane, a kindergarten and first grade teacher at Forest Knolls Elementary School, was named MCPS 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year during the annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration. 2. Traffic Relief Plan: The Maryland State Highway Administration will hold […]

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