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October 31, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County: 1. MoCo Vote: You can vote early from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at ten locations across Montgomery County today. Early voting continues thru Nov. 3rd.  The Presidential General Election is just one week from tomorrow on Nov. 8. 2. Safe Track: Metro’s Safe Track […]

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October 28, 2016 | Staff Writer

Safe Track Surge #10 Takes Place from Now Thru Nov. 22

Metro officials are urging Red Line riders to prepare for SafeTrack surge #10, which takes place from now thru Nov. 22. Surge #10 will result in an around-the-clock line segment shutdown between NoMa-Gallaudet and Fort Totten stations. Red Line riders should expect significantly longer wait times and crowding on trains, especially during rush hour due […]

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September 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Sept. 12, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Sept. 12, in Montgomery County: 1. No School: Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students have the day off today. It’s a professional day for teachers. 2. Safe Track: Metro’s General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is scheduled to hold a news conference this afternoon to discuss Metro’s longest Safe Track […]

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August 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Metro Extending SafeTrack Surge #7 Through the Weekend

WMATA announced that it is extending SafeTrack Surge #7 through Aug. 21st. According to a news release, Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Twinbrook will single track on Aug. 19th, providing service every 30 minutes to Shady Grove and Rockville. Metro will completely shutdown the Red Line service between Shady Grove and Grosvenor-Strathmore over the […]

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August 1, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Safe Track Work Begins on the Red Line, Ridership Down (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

Metro officials say ridership on the Red Line dipped significantly as Safe Track repair work began as scheduled on August 1st, with continuous single tracking between the Takoma and Silver Spring stations, now thru August 7. According to a Metro news release, ridership on the Red Line was down approximately 30 to 40 percent this […]

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July 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes reports on the impact of Safe Track repairs on Metro’s Red Line in August,  senior transportation programs, the achievement gap and much more. Watch the show, below:

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July 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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MC 311 Extends Hours in August to Assist Commuters (VIDEO)

Montgomery County officials are extending the operational hours of MC311, the county’s informational call center, in August. From Aug. 1 – 18, MC311 call takers will be available from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. to help commuters navigate the changes in Metro’s mass transit schedules. According to Metro officials, Safe Track Surge #6 occurs from […]

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July 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Parking Restrictions Coming to Bethesda, Chevy Chase and Silver Spring Next Week (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning to restrict parking in Bethesda, Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase and Silver Spring during the first week of August because of Safe Track repairs on the Metro’s Red Line. The changes are being made to accommodate more commuters on the roadways. According to the DOT website, no […]

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July 28, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Berliner Reminds Metro Commuters to “Be Prepared” for Safe Track Delays on the Red Line (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council Vice President Roger Berliner is reminding residents to be prepared for delays as Safe Track repairs begin on the Red Line in August. Berliner said commuting is going to be “a major inconvenience” on the system beginning Aug. 1. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra, below: Berliner spoke at a news […]

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June 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Council Committee to Receive an Update on SafeTrack Today

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee is meeting with representatives of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to discuss the SafeTrack program that is rehabilitating the operation and safety of the area’s Metrorail system. According to a Council news release, the update will detail how Montgomery County […]

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