transportation

September 28, 2021 | Travis Chase

County Extends Free Ride On Bus Service

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a resolution that will continue to allow residents to travel on the Ride On bus service for free through Jan. 1, 2022. County leaders were able to extend the service before the waiver expired on Thursday. The decision came at a Montgomery County Council meeting where county leaders and […]

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September 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

New Name Sought for White Flint Metro Station

Following efforts by Friends of White Flint and Montgomery County officials, Metro is considering renaming the White Flint Metro Station and seeks input from the public. Now that the White Flint Mall is no longer a go-to destination, some residents want a new station name they believe would better reflect the area. Friends of White […]

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September 14, 2021 | Margaret Attridge

I-270 Ramp Meters Will Fully Activate on Wednesday

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced that they are fully activating new ramp meters on I-270 in Montgomery County on Wednesday. The traffic control system, which will cover 23 ramps to southbound I-270 in Montgomery and Frederick counties, has been in the process of testing since late June. Drivers may have seen […]

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September 9, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

County Leaders Break Ground on New Electric Bus Project in Silver Spring

Montgomery County leaders broke ground on a new microgrid and charging infrastructure project that will enable 44 Ride On buses to transition from diesel power to electric. Eventually, the Brookville Bus Depot in Silver Spring will support 70 electric buses, leaders said during a press conference at the location Thursday. The project is expected to […]

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August 27, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Pushes ‘Walking School Bus’ Program as Alternative to Cars and Buses

With Montgomery County’s push to eliminate serious and fatal collisions by 2030, and Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) still in need of about 100 bus drivers, the Department of Transportation is encouraging families and neighbors to become a Walking School Bus. A Walking School Bus is a parent or guardian-organized effort, much like a carpool, […]

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August 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Public Works Votes to Keep Road Widening Project Moving Along

The Maryland Board of Public Works voted 2-1 Wednesday to award a public-private partnership to Accelerate Maryland Partners of Tysons, Va., to ease traffic congestion along Routes 270 and 495. Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot approved the plans that include replacing the American Legion Bridge and adding two high occupancy toll lanes […]

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August 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Installs Signs for Vehicle Electric Charging Stations

In keeping with President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan that calls for half of all new vehicles sold in 2030 to have zero emissions, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and the county Department of Transportation launched a campaign to increase awareness about the availability of electric vehicle charging stations in Bethesda, Silver Spring and […]

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August 5, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Vote on Fate of I-495, I-270 Managed Toll Lanes Plan Set for Aug. 11

The three members of the Maryland Board of Public Works will vote Aug. 11 on whether to move forward with Phase 1 South of a managed toll lane road widening project that would extend from the American Legion Bridge to 1-270 to 1-370. Gov. Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot will vote […]

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July 7, 2021 | Joshua Casazza

Three Montgomery County Employers Win Commuter Awards

Three businesses in the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Commuter Services program won regional awards at the Commuter Connections Employer Recognition Awards according to a press release. The awards are given to employers that develop the most innovative and successful commuter programs that focus on reducing the number of single-occupancy drivers. Businesses incorporate the […]

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June 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

State Begins Testing Ramp Metering Traffic Control System on I-270

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration announced it is testing a new ramp metering system on the ramp from northbound MD 118 to southbound I-270 in Germantown and will add more flashing yellow signals on other I-270 ramps in the near future. The system uses sensors to detect traffic conditions in real time […]

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