Montgomery County Department of Transportation

October 30, 2019 | Cindy Peña

New Director of Transportation Confirmed

The Montgomery County Council confirmed Christopher Conklin as the new director of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT). Conklin joined the county in 2016 as deputy director for transportation policy and was nominated for the director’s position in October by County Executive Marc Elrich. “I am very excited to lead a dedicated team of […]

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September 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Ride On Schedule Changes Coming Sept. 15

The Montgomery County Ride On bus system is adjusting schedule times on Sunday, September 15 for numerous routes. Ridership for three routes has decreased, so the service has been adjusted, according to a news release. The following changes will be implemented Sunday: Route 26 – 20 minutes between buses during rush hours (from 15 minutes) Route […]

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July 12, 2019 | Frances Moyonero

Sinkhole – Fenway Road Closed Due to July 8 Rain

Carderock Springs residents witnessed an unexpected washout Monday across Fenway Road because of excessive rainfall. Monday’s storm was powerful enough to cause a water main break on Fenway Road at Carderock Drive. Since July 8, the road has been closed and will remain closed until further notice. Plans are being made for permanent repairs, no […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Ride On Flex Launches Wednesday

Ride On Flex, the region’s first on-demand public transit service, will officially launch on Wednesday. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich along with Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Hans Riemer will join Al Roshdieh, the director of Montgomery County Department of Transportation, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Rockville Town Square to debut the new ridesharing service. […]

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May 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Unveils Pedestrian Safety Improvements in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County activated a new crossing signal in Aspen Hill Friday to improve pedestrian safety. County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, County Councilmember Evan Glass, and Department of Transportation Director Al Roshdieh attended a ceremony Friday at the crossing in Aspen Hill. The new high intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) beacon on […]

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April 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Will Test ‘On Demand’ Transit Program

Montgomery County Department of Transportation has plans for a new “on demand” transit program. The Microtransit Pilot Program will be tested in the Rockville, Glenmont, and Wheaton service areas. Similar to UberPool, this program will allow residents to use a mobile app to request trips to and from a designated pickup and drop off area. […]

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October 1, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCDOT Receives $4 Million From U.S Department of Transportation for Electric Buses

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation will replace some of its diesel buses with 10 new electric buses thanks to a $4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The grant money comes just one year after the FTA awarded MCDOT with a $1.75 million to purchase four electric buses and charging stations back in 2017, […]

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July 26, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Update on Germantown Sinkhole

Crews from Montgomery County Department of Transportation are working around the clock to repair the area of Father Hurley Boulevard where a sinkhole developed earlier this week. According to Bruce Johnston, chief of the Division of Transportation Engineering with MCDOT, the sinkhole is the result of a damaged culvert underneath the ground.  It isn’t clear […]

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April 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

It’s Finally Spring, It’s Finally Pothole Season

Potholes, more prevalent in spring, are a year-round concern, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation says. Four dedicated crews patrol in pothole trucks every weekday, weather permitting, responding to repair requests as well as stopping to fill any other potholes encountered. The crews rely on repair requests made by residents through the County’s MC311 system […]

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February 28, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know in Montgomery County for Feb. 28

Here are five things you need to know today, Wednesday, Feb. 28 in Montgomery County: 1. County Executive Forum: Montgomery County Black Business Council will hold a candidate forum  for county executive candidates. 2. Purple Line: MCDOT will hold a public hearing to consider public comments for the creation of multiple new Residential Permit Parking Areas (RPPAs) in Silver Spring. […]

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