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February 13, 2019 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Meeting to Discuss Metro Improvements

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation and Environment (T&E) Committee will host a town hall at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, focusing on service improvements to Metro. It takes place in the Silver Spring Civic Building at 1 Veterans Plaza. Representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will present an overview of a new […]

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February 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

After 30 Years in DC, WTOP Makes Big Move to Chevy Chase

WTOP has moved its famous “Glass-Enclosed Nerve Center” to 5254 Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase. Washington’s Top News officially joined the Montgomery County family Sunday night, after it held its first live broadcast at its new location, with 30,000 square feet of office space. For 30 years, WTOP was located on Idaho Avenue in Washington D.C., […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ride On Suspends Free Rides for Government Workers

Update (Jan. 28):  Because the federal government has been re-opened, Montgomery County Transit announced that the free rides on Ride On for government workers have been suspended. With the end of the federal government shutdown announced today, the FREE rides for federal employees is suspended. Posted by Ride On Montgomery County Transit on Friday, January 25, […]

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January 25, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Update: Metro Cancels Emergency Vote on Free Rides for Furloughed Workers

Update (Jan. 25, 3 p.m.): WMATA announced on twitter that the board has canceled its scheduled emergency vote that would offer free metro rides to furloughed workers. The announcement comes after President Trump agreed to temporarily re-open the government until Feb. 15. In light of this afternoon's White House announcement that the Federal Government will […]

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January 24, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan Announces Maryland Food Drive Initiative, MTA Fees Waived for Federal Workers Reporting to Work

Gov. Larry Hogan announced a major statewide initiative to help furloughed federal workers on Thursday. The initiative is called #MDHelps. Through #MDHelps, the Hogan administration is organizing a food drive for furloughed workers across the state of Maryland. According to Secretary Ellington Churchill, from the Department of General Services, Maryland will have a total of […]

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January 18, 2019 | Staff Writer

Metro Losing $400,000 Every Day Thanks to Shutdown

Metro is losing about $400,000 for every business day that the government shutdown continues, Paul Wiedefeld told Democratic senators on Thursday. The shutdown has caused a 16 percent loss in subway ridership and an 8 percent loss in bus ridership, according to the letter from Wiedefeld, the general manager and CEO of the Washington Metropolitan […]

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January 3, 2019 | Staff Writer

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Metro Reports Drop in Crime

Metro Transit Police reported Thursday that crime had declined 14 percent compared to 2017, continuing a three-year trend. The decline was driven primarily by a 19 percent reduction in theft, including 40 percent decline in bike thefts and a 25 percent drop in theft-from-auto incidents. With 1,107 individual crimes, Metro racked up fewer serious crimes […]

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December 17, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Celebrates End of Metro ‘Turnbacks’ at Grosvenor

Councilmembers joined officials from @MontgomeryCoMD, @Rockville411, @MCDOTNow and @wmata, and Senator @ChrisVanHollen, to mark the end of Metro Red Line turnbacks at Grosvenor. #Metro #RedLine #Transportation #Transit #MoCo@tomhucker @MC_Council_Katz https://t.co/hD1EVunJtT pic.twitter.com/f1k8qaTxge — Montgomery Council (@MoCoCouncilMD) December 17, 2018 Montgomery County celebrated the end of Metro Red Line “turnbacks” during rush hour Monday. All rush hour […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

What’s Open and Closed on the National Day of Mourning?

President Donald Trump declared Wednesday, Dec. 5 as a National Day of Mourning in the United States. Therefore, the federal government will close to honor the 41st president George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at age 94. Coinciding with this declaration, Governor Larry Hogan also announced that Maryland State Government will close to honor President […]

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December 4, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 4 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Dec. 4, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Newly Elected Council In Session: Today is the first day the new County Council will convene in session. The meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. Read the agenda for the meeting here. 2. Chanukah Fire Truck Events: It’s the third day of Chanukah […]

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