transportation

March 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Ride On Will Continue to be Free Including Transportation to Vaccination Clinic

All Ride On, Ride On extRa and Flash buses will remain free until at least June 30. This reverses the announcement that riders would resume paying beginning April 5. Due to the pandemic, riders have been boarding buses by the rear entrance and not getting close enough to the front and to the drivers to […]

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March 26, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Councilmember Glass Advocates for Transportation Accessibility to Future Vaccine Sites

Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass sent a memorandum on Thursday regarding transit accessibility to future vaccination sites to the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security. In the memo, Glass wrote that he wants to ensure “vaccination sites operated by the county are easily accessible to those dependent on riding transit,” citing a […]

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March 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

MCDOT to Resume Bus Fares Starting April 5

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will resume fare collection on all Ride On, Ride On extRa and Flash buses starting April 5. Buses will also begin front door boarding on all buses except for Flash buses. Since March 2020, rear doors have been used for boarding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This change […]

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March 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

With Ridership Still Way Down, Metro Hosts Public Hearings on Proposed Budget Cuts

Despite receiving federal stimulus dollars, Metrorail and Metrobus may still curtail their services. Metro’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget eliminates 22 stations with low ridership or are located close to other stations. Three of those stations are on the Red Line. They are Grosvenor-Strathmore, Judiciary Square and Cleveland Park. Turnbacks would return at the Silver Spring and […]

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November 17, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

County to Host Zoom Session on Transportation Options for Older Residents

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation will hold an online Zoom session on Nov. 18 about the various transportation options that are available to older residents and adults with disabilities. According to a news release, the virtual meeting will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A. […]

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October 2, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

FLASH Bus Begins Running Along Route 29 on Oct. 14

A modernistic 64-foot long neon blue and green bus will begin transporting riders along Route 29 between the Silver Spring Transit Center and the Burtonsville Park and Ride lot on Oct. 14. FLASH is Montgomery County’s newest bus rapid transit system that will operate in dedicated lanes and be able to keep a green light […]

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September 3, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County Unveils First Electric Ride On Buses

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other local officials unveiled the county’s first four electric Ride On buses at the David F. Bone Equipment Maintenance and Transit Operations Center in Rockville.  The buses produce zero greenhouse gas emissions and each saves the county about $100,000 per year. 10 more buses are expected to be introduced […]

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August 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Public Hearings Planned For Toll Management Lanes On 495 and 270

Two in-person and four virtual public hearings concerning the widening and managed lanes plans on I-495 and I-270 will be held over the new few weeks. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), the State Highway Administration (SHA) and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) will jointly host the public […]

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July 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for July 30 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, July 30, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County: 1. COVID-19 Testing Options: There is free COVID-19 testing available today at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Appointments are recommended to reduce wait times, but walk-ups are allowed. Click here for more information. TOMORROW! Free #COVID19 testing […]

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June 10, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Tower Construction Causes Closure of Montgomery Avenue in Bethesda for Two Months

Montgomery Avenue between Wisconsin Avenue and Waverly Street in Bethesda will be closed for two months beginning on Wednesday. The roads will be closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays as construction continues on Avocet Tower which will serve as a 370,000 square feet luxury office building with a large outdoor plaza. One […]

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