transportation

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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December 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Talk Podcast #3: Marc Korman

In this edition of Montgomery Talk, Del. Marc Korman talks about the upcoming General Assembly, including the state budget, education funding and transportation topics. Korman is the chairman of the Montgomery County House Delegation. Senior News Editor Doug Tallman hosts.

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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Poolesville Residents to Elrich: We Feel Underserved

At County Executive Marc Elrich’s listening session in Poolesville, a resident told Elrich Poolesville is undeserved in Montgomery County. The 24-year resident urged Elrich to improve Poolesville residents access to healthcare and transportation. “We are a transportation desert, with one bus line with a very limited schedule,” said the resident. She pointed out that Poolesville […]

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June 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Heavy Rains Expected During Tuesday’s Commute

Public safety officials are urging residents to use caution when heading home during Tuesday’s evening commute as the region experiences heavy rains. The National Weather Services has issued  a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for the Washington D.C. and surrounding areas until 8:00 p.m. Residents should expect hail the size of pennies, wind gusts up to 60 […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

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David Trone’s Plan for Infrastructure Improvements

David Trone, candidate for the Democratic nominee in Maryland’s 6th congressional district, participated in the May 3, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by various Democratic Clubs. Paul Bessel moderated the forum. Trone responded to this question: What is your plan for infrastructure, specifically with regards to toll roads? The forum included Andrew Duck, George English, Dr.Nadia […]

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May 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Aruna Miller’s Plan for Infrastructure Improvements

Aruna Miller, candidate for the Democratic nominee in Maryland’s 6th congressional district, participated in the May 3, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by various Democratic Clubs. Paul Bessel moderated the forum. Miller responded to this question: What is your plan for infrastructure, specifically with regards to toll roads? The forum included Andrew Duck, George English, Dr.Nadia […]

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