Montgomery County Department of Transportation

April 30, 2021 | Rachel Clair

MCDOT Launches Electric Mowing Pilot Program

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has launched an all-electric mowing pilot program this season. Out of the nine mowing teams in the county, one team has been using all-electric, zero-emissions equipment. The goal of the program is to reduce noise and air pollution as well as cut field costs. At the end of the […]

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March 19, 2021 | Staff Writer

Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road Intersection Will Close for Several Months

The intersection of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road in North Bethesda will be closed beginning Monday for an estimated five months due to construction work, according to a release from Montgomery County. The intersection will be completely closed off to vehicle traffic. The project, called “White Flint West Workaround” is part of the county’s […]

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February 25, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Ride On to Increase County Bus Service Starting Sunday

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation will increase Ride On bus access starting Sunday in areas where passenger demand is growing, restoring the service to nearly 80% of its pre-pandemic levels. The program says it has monitored ridership data and user feedback to determine these changes, which impact 22 routes. According to a statement from the […]

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February 23, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Council Proposes Bill Making County Responsible for Shoveling Some Sidewalks

Residents and business owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice off their sidewalks within 24 hours following a snowfall. A bill introduced Tuesday would require the Montgomery County Department of Transportation to remove snow from narrow sidewalks where there is significant pedestrian traffic. Councilmember Evan Glass sponsored the bill, which already has support from […]

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December 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Department of Transportation Prepares for Winter Storm

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is preparing for the first snow of the winter season, but this year’s preparation looks different than year’s past because of the coronavirus. The National Weather Service currently projects that on Wednesday northern parts of Montgomery County could receive up to 10 inches of snow and down county could […]

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December 1, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

County Planning to Reduce Electric Vehicle Costs, Increase Availability

Electric vehicles (EV) are growing in popularity, but higher costs and limited availability are still barriers to entry for many people. However, Montgomery County is working to change the EV narrative, issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to establish an Electric Vehicle Group Buy Program. The County says the program, “sometimes known as ‘Cooperative Purchasing’,” […]

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November 13, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

What Happens to Your Leaf Piles After They Get Taken Away?

As the annual leaf collection gets underway in Montgomery County, many are probably happy to have all those pesky leaves and “helicopters” out of their yards. But for County residents who use Leafgro Soil Conditioner, the leaves just taken away might return to your yard in an unsuspecting form. The Montgomery County Yard Trim Composting […]

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November 10, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Fenton Street Bikeway Project in Silver Spring Pedals to Next Phase

Riding your bike along Fenton Street in Silver Spring might become easier and safer as early as 2021. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) announced on Nov. 3 that they will be holding a virtual meeting to present their findings from the Fenton Street Bikeway Study. The study initially kicked off in 2017, but […]

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November 6, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

MCDOT Requests Public Input For Ride On Service Changes

Ride On proposes new service changes for the Watkins Mill and Black Hill Development areas, and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is looking for rider input. MCDOT announced the proposal Tuesday, Nov. 3, saying that the service changes would begin in January 2021. The proposed changes include: Watkins Mill Interchange: Route 61 – […]

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October 30, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Alternative, Discounted Transportation and Free Parking Available for Voters

Voting in person and need a free ride? Montgomery County residents casting their ballots in person or dropping them off at ballot drop boxes can make use of multiple free or discounted transportation options this election. The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) says voters in the Downtown Silver Spring area and Downtown Rockville can […]

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