transportation

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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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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