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July 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Leaders Discuss How to Support Distancing When Service Increases

Metro will nearly double rail capacity when service increases next month, General Manager Paul Wiedefeld said at a board meeting July 23.  Metrobus will increase service as well, and Metro’s Riders Advisory Council Chair Andrew Kierig brought up concerns about physical distancing. He said there are transit agencies in other areas that collect ridership data […]

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Santa Rides Through County For Good Claus

Santa Claus left his sleigh in the North Pole garage and rode through Montgomery County on his Harley motorcycle. No, Rudolph didn’t guide Santa on this trip; instead the Montgomery County Police Officers spent the day as Santa’s elves, escorting him to 10 stops in Montgomery County. Throughout the day, Santa and the officers visited […]

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May 22, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Talks Trash (… and Budget, and Politics …)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner met with reporters Monday, and discussed last week’s straw vote on the county’s $5.4 billion spending plan, as well as the troubles with getting a trash contractor to live up to his contract. He also discusses the upcoming election season, where possibly three or more members of the County Council […]

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April 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

County Report This Week (VIDEO)

This week’s County Report This Week show begins with an update on the police body-worn cameras program. Other reports include a pool renaming ceremony for a fallen police officer, a cemetery cleanup in Tobytown, public safety awards, a Days of Remembrance ceremony, and much more. You can watch the show in its entirety, below:

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January 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Where Will You Serve on MLK, Jr. Day? (VIDEO)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is considered a day of service in Montgomery County. On Jan. 16, thousands of volunteers will participate in family-oriented service projects to help others across the county. There are events taking place all weekend across the county. Find out more in the report, below: You can find out more about […]

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January 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Ride on Service Changes to Begin Jan. 8, Including New Service to Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Ride On is making changes to 18 bus routes, effective Jan. 8. According to a Montgomery County news release, most of the changes modify the bus schedule to more accurately reflect the time it takes for a bus to run its route based on traffic and other conditions. The following routes are being updated: 5, 8, […]

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December 7, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Senator Mikulski’s “Summing Up Speech” (VIDEO)

Senator Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in Congressional history, delivered her “summing up speech” today. It was a trip down memory lane for Mikulski, who recalled her roots in Baltimore and the neighborhood cause that changed the direction of her life. “I have served in elected public office for 45 years; more than half […]

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November 23, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 23, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 23, in Montgomery County: 1. Traveling this Thanksgiving weekend? You’re not alone, AAA projects more than 48.7 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend. 2. Here’s what’s open and what’s closed in the County Thanksgiving weekend. 3. The Dick and Jody Vilardo Foundation donated $4,000 to help Manna […]

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November 22, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Nov. 22, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Nov. 22, in Montgomery County: 1. Montgomery County police officers are investigating a fatal collision that occurred last night on Airpark Road. 2. Gas prices continue to drop before the busy Thanksgiving travel period. 3. An interfaith Thanksgiving service is taking place tonight at Congregation Har Shalom in […]

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August 30, 2016 | Staff Writer

Metro Launches Free, Public Wi-Fi Pilot Program at Six Metro Stations

Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld has announced the launch of free public Wi-Fi at six Metrorail stations as part of a limited pilot program. The six stations selected for the pilot are: Metro Center, Gallery Place, Judiciary Square, Union Station, Archives and L’Enfant Plaza. According to a news release, the free service will be available […]

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