transportation

January 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Watch Elrich’s First State of the County Address

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich delivered his first State of the County Address on Tuesday in front of a packed room at the Silver Spring Civic Center. In a wide-ranging speech, Elrich unveiled his budget, discussed economic development, racial equity, affordable housing, climate change and much more.

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January 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

With Deadline Nearing, MDOT Creates More REAL ID Appointments

The clock is ticking for people who have not yet gotten their REAL ID. With the October 1, 2020 deadline looming, MDOT MVA has created 1,200 additional weekly appointments to help ease the inevitable rush. Officials say the new Walnut Hill location will give Montgomery County residents additional appointment opportunities each week to help meet […]

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January 6, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

County Clarifies How Speed Camera Citation Data is Utilized

More than 280,000 citations were issued by Montgomery County-operated speed cameras in Fiscal Year 2018-19 grossing more than $10 million. MyMCMedia spoke with the County’s Automated Enforcement Manager who explained how the citation data is utilized and why some of the cameras are moved on a weekly basis. The speed camera program is apart of […]

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November 26, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Purple Line Vehicle Model on Display in Silver Spring

In three years, the Purple Line – a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George’s County – will be up and running. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Line at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New […]

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October 30, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Metrorail Extends Hours for Nats Fans Attending Game 7 Watch Parties

Nationals fans attending the Game 7 watch party at Nationals Park or other locations can take Metro home thanks to support from Pepco. WMATA officials have announced that four stations will remain open Wednesday after the system’s regular 11:30 p.m. closing time to accommodate Nationals fans attending World Series Game 7 watch party events. Four […]

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October 25, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

If You’re Heading Downtown for the World Series Game, Here Are Some Transportation Tips

The World Series is back in Washington D.C. for the first time in 86 years. 40,000 plus people will be attending Game 3 tonight which is scheduled to start at 8:07 p.m. but there will be thousands of others in the vicinity of the ballpark at restaurants, bars or just hanging around. D.C. officials are […]

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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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