transportation

September 9, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Near Miss Videos From County School Bus Enforcement Cameras Released

Police have made it clear that passing a stopped MCPS school bus while it’s loading and unloading students is against the law. New this year, all county school buses are equipped with enforcement cameras. Violators will get fined $250 for each violation, and if challenged in court, the fine can go up to $500. Motorists […]

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September 3, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Kids Ride Free Program Will Be ‘Game Changer’ According to Glass

New this school year, all students under the age of 18 will be able to take Ride On and Metro buses for free. Councilmember Evan Glass who spearheaded this initiative during the last budgeting session says this is a game changer for the environment and will hopefully encourage more use of public transit for kids. […]

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August 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Department of Transportation to Add More Scooters Throughout the County

Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s expansion of the dockless vehicle pilot program is underway. The pilot program now includes e-bikes and e-scooters and has been expanded to include two service areas, East and West County.  This expansion includes Bird scooters, which are now available in certain parts of the county. Additional areas of the county will […]

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August 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

MCDOT Has New Convenient Stroller Policy in Place

Montgomery County Department of Transportation will be making it more convenient for Ride On passengers with strollers. Effective immediately, all bus operators on regular Ride On routes will deploy the ramp for this purpose. An MCDOT press release says, as an added convenience, when the priority seating area of the bus is not occupied, passengers […]

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July 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Flooding Causes Numerous Water Rescues Throughout The County

Heavy rainfall caused major flooding throughout the region on Monday. In Montgomery County, Fire and Rescue Service officials responded to numerous calls for vehicles that became disabled or stuck on roads due to rising flood waters.  Although there were no serious injuries, officials want to send an important reminder “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”.   pic.twitter.com/Ca7ERMJzOo […]

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July 2, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Here’s What to Know About Automated Enforcement Cameras on MCPS School Buses

Most of you have probably noticed cameras on the side of Montgomery County Public School buses. MCPS Transportation Director Todd Watkins says since 2016 an alarming number of motorists passed school buses with flashing lights while students were getting on and off. Not stopping for a school bus in the state of Maryland can cost […]

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June 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, June 27, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Know Your Status, it’s National HIV Testing Day:  Join the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services at their Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring for free testing. 2. DNC Debates at Silver Branch Brewing: Join Montgomery […]

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June 26, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New Ride On Flex Demand Transit Service Hits the Streets

Montgomery County officials introduced the new Ride On Flex, and they say it will be more convenient for riders. For now it’s a pilot program where people can get around in defined Rockville, Glenmont, and Wheaton zones.

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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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