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January 30, 2019 | Staff Writer

New Adventist HealthCare Medical Center in White Oak to Open in August

An Adventist HealthCare statement released Wednesday said its $400 million, 180-bed hospital will open Sunday, Aug. 25, to serve patients in Montgomery, Prince George’s and surrounding counties. Exterior work on the Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center is nearly complete and interior work in patient care areas will continue over the next few months. White […]

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January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Scattered Rains, and Montgomery County Has Rough Commute

Lots of Montgomery County commuters had a rough ride into work Friday. With the rain, a number of cars collided. And Metro had track problems at the Medical Center station. New Hampshire Ave. and Midland Rd., Colesville, collision — Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) January 12, 2018 Bowie Mill Road and Muncaster Mill Road, collision — Pete […]

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June 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro To Test Technique To Prevent Arcing Insulators

Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld told the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday about the water that was entering the Red Line tunnels, which didn’t mix well with the electric-powered trains. The next day, Metro announced it had approved a pilot program to test a “curtain grouting” technique that will add a waterproof membrane to the exterior […]

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June 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Metro’s Wiedefeld to Address County Council on Tuesday (VIDEO)

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is scheduled to address the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday on his plan to keep the transit system safe, reliable and affordable. His discussion comes after arcing insulators suspended Red Line service during the Friday morning rush hour. Metro officials said the arcing was likely sparked by water infiltration into […]

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June 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Discusses Metro, Purple Line and Bethesda Sidewalk Issue

At his weekly meeting with reporters, Council President Roger Berliner discusses a proposal to change Metro’s governance, the loss of a sidewalk in Bethesda because of construction at the Apex building and his thoughts on the latest rulings from the judge hearing the Purple Line case.

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April 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Report Supports Call for Sales Tax to Support Metro

A new report makes the case for a regional sales tax to pay for improvements to Metrorail, saying that the addition of a penny to the sale tax would help close a $9.5 billion funding gap to bring the transit system to a “state of good repair.” The report, from the Metropolitan Washington Council of […]

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April 19, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New Bus Service Planned for Md. 355 (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is preparing for extRa, a faster transit option for Md. 355. extRa focuses on Md. 355, with higher speed service and 12 stops — between the Lakeforest Transit Center in Gaithersburg and Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda. Starting in October, the extRa buses will travel the distance in […]

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January 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Metro Increases Hours and Trains on Saturday for the Women’s March

The Metro is opening two hours early on Saturday because of the Women’s March. Metro CEO and General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced, today, that the Metrorail system will open at 5 a.m. on Jan. 21, and the system is adding up to two dozen additional trains to accommodate those attending the Women’s March on Washington. […]

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May 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 13, in Montgomery County

It’s Friday the 13th!  Here are five things to know today, May 13, in Montgomery County: 1. If you are a WSSC customer in Montgomery County, your water bill is going up later this summer. 2. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is directing Metro officials to make immediate repairs to the Red Line tunnel. 3. For […]

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May 12, 2016 | Staff Writer

Car Crashes Into Giant Grocery Store in Aspen Hill (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County police and firefighters responded to a collision at the Giant Food Store at 3860 International Drive near Leisure World in Aspen Hill shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon. According to police, an 88-year-old man was driving a 2002 Buick Century when the vehicle struck the building near the front entrance of the […]

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