school buses

May 12, 2017 | Sonya Burke

‘Alarming’ 88 Citations Per Day, New School Bus Cameras Catch Passing Drivers

The expansion of the automated school bus camera program in Montgomery County is proving that the number of drivers illegally passing stopped school buses is a bigger problem than what officials thought. The cameras reveal dozens of drivers are getting busted illegally passing stopped school buses every day in Montgomery County. Since Oct. 13th, police […]

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April 26, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County to Now Study School Bus Parking Districtwide, Shady Grove Bus Depot Not Moving Anytime Soon

UPDATED Montgomery County officials plan to help the Montgomery County Public Schools district with a growing problem: school bus parking. That’s the word from General Services Director David Dise, who said instead of relocating the school buses from the Shady Grove depot to a different site the county will now be studying the problem of […]

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February 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Plans to Schedule School Bus Depot Meetings in Mid-to-Late March

A Montgomery County official says community meetings are expected to take place in mid-to-late March to discuss potential sites for parking hundreds of Montgomery County school buses. That’s the word from General Services Director David Dise, who said the county has been working with officials from the school district about the suitability of any potential […]

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June 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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County Councilmember Craig Rice on Shady Grove Bus Depot (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council member Craig Rice is reminding residents that there is a bus depot in Clarksburg that is located right next to a community of townhouses. In fact, Rice says the townhouses came after the bus depot. He made his point at a Council meeting on June 21st to discuss plans to relocate the […]

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June 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Rice on Shady Grove Bus Depot Relocation Efforts (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to discuss the controversial move of buses from the Shady Grove Bus Depot to the Carver Educational Services parking lot on June 21st. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember Craig Rice talks about the issue and says “we have a real challenge ahead of us.”

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June 13, 2016 | Sonya Burke

County Council President Nancy Floreen News Briefing (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Nancy Floreen met with reporters for her weekly briefing on June 13. Floreen began with her condolences for the families and friends of the victims of the Orlando shootings. “What an act of terror and hate,” she said. She also discussed the importance of the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, […]

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May 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, May 11, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, May 11 , in Montgomery County: 1. A GoFundMe account for Malcom Winffel, who is being remembered as a hero, has raised over $103,000 in four days. Winffel’s funeral is tomorrow, and visitation is today at St. Rose of Lima Church in Gaithersburg. 2. Montgomery County Public Schools […]

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May 10, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Carver Coalition Opposes Plan to Relocate School Buses in Rockville (VIDEO)

The Carver School Coalition is a group of residents opposed to a plan to relocate 100 school buses at the Carver Center near Mannakee Street and Route 355 in the city of Rockville. The residents list traffic, noise, health, and because they say the property identified as an interim site is of historic significance as reasons […]

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May 9, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

College Square Residents Concerned About Plan to Relocate School Buses in Rockville (VIDEO)

Residents of College Square are concerned about plans to move 100 school buses from the Shady Grove Bus Depot to the Carver Educational Services Center lot,  located near Mannakee Street and Route 355 in the city of Rockville. The Carver parking lot is located directly adjacent to the College Square neighborhood. In this MyMCMedia Extra […]

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April 21, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Mayor Newton Opposes Interim Bus Depot Plan in Rockville

Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton testifed in opposition of a plan to move 100 buses from the Shady Grove Bus Depot to the Carver Educational Center Services parking lot, during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting. “We’re very interested in working with you and all of our Montgomery County partners to find you a solution for a problem […]

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