transportation

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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June 7, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New Law Increases Fine for Motorists Who Pass Stopped School Busses

Not stopping for a school bus in the state of Maryland can cost motorists a hefty fine. A new bill signed by Governor Larry Hogan went into effect on June 1. After police reported a significant number of motorists who were driving around stopped school buses with red lights flashing and kids getting on or […]

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June 1, 2019 | Staff Writer

River Road Reopens Following Emergency Roadwork to Repair Damaged Drain Pipe

UPDATE June 1: River Road reopened Saturday, June 1 following the emergency roadwork to repair a drain pipe. Original Post:  The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will perform emergency roadwork on MD 190 (River Road) to repair pavement between Longacres Preserve Court and Esworthy Road in Montgomery County. Officials with the […]

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May 28, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Cyclist Speaks Out After Incident Leaves Another Rider in Critical Condition

It was a close call for some members of the Potomac Pedalers Touring Club last week when they came in contact with an aggressive motorist along River Road near Old River Road in Poolesville. Cyclist William [Willy] Aladro says he saw everything unfold. Officials say one the cyclists was left in critical condition, while the […]

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May 7, 2019 | Michelle Queen

White’s Ferry Closed Due to High Water and Debris in the Potomac

White’s Ferry is closed today because of high water and debris in the Potomac River. The high level of water in the Potomac River will continue into Wednesday. Traffic Advisory – Tues 5/7 @MontgomeryCoMD White’s Ferry is CLOSED (high water & debris) Potomac River River levels high … Riley’s Lock, White’s Ferry, Edward’s Ferry, Monocacy […]

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April 24, 2019 | Sam Merrill

County Council Approves Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan

The Montgomery County Council unanimously voted to approve the Veirs Mill Corridor Master Plan on Tuesday. The goal of the plan is to improve the safety of Veirs Mill Road and develop the land around it in the roughly four miles between Rockville and Wheaton. “I’m very proud of this plan, which responds to the […]

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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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April 11, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

State Highway Administration to Host Transportation Alternatives Forums

Eight public workshops are scheduled in April and May throughout Montgomery and Prince George’s counties for community members to learn about highway transportation alternatives and offer feedback. The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) first presented its preliminary range of alternatives in July 2018. This report included 15 options for consideration in the […]

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March 22, 2019 | Michelle Queen

White’s Ferry and Some Roads Closed Due to Flooding

With the heavy rain that fell Thursday, Fire and Rescue Services reports some roads are closed due to high water. White’s Ferry at is closed today because of flooding on the Potomac River. The high level of water in the Potomac River will continue into Saturday. Portions of Sligo Creek Parkway, Beach Drive, River Road, […]

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March 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Free and Discounted Transportation Service Available to Seniors

Montgomery County provides free and discounted transportation to residents age 65 and older. Ride On and Metrobuses in Montgomery County offer free rides to seniors Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Also free rides are available Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Discounts are 50 percent at all other times. Residents […]

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