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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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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November 5, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

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Five Cheap Rides to the Polls When You Don’t Own a Car

Make sure transportation isn’t an issue for when you cast your ballot in Montgomery County.  Here are five ways to ride to the polls for free, or at an affordable price. Bike to your polling location. Download the Capital Bikeshare App on your phone and unlock the free 24 hour pass. The pass is valid […]

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December 18, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Alcohol-Related Car Crashes on the Rise, According to Maryland State Police

Alcohol-related crashes have increased compared to last year, according to Maryland State Police. Over the weekend, officers responded to 18 incidents involving alcohol across the state. “This same time last year, there were 13 DUI crashes compared to 18 this year” Elena Russo, spokesperson for the Maryland State Police said. Russo said drivers can expect […]

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November 7, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Election Day Freebies and Deals

Exercising your right to vote also comes with perks this Election Day. A number of national brands are offering election day freebies and promotions for voters. Here’s a list of establishments offering deals: Krispy Kreme  Show your “I Voted” sticker and get a free doughnut of your choice. Wear an I VOTED sticker tomorrow 11/8 […]

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March 15, 2016 | Willie James Inman

How to Get Around Town While the Metro is Closed

Metro rail service will close from midnight on Wednesday, March 16 until 5 a.m. on Thursday, March 17. After an electrical fire involving a cable in the tunnel outside McPherson Square Station on Monday morning, workers will inspect nearly 600 jumper cables in tunnels throughout the system, officials said. For those of you who have to […]

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June 22, 2015 | Staff Writer

T & E Committee Recommends Taxicab Reforms

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Roger Berliner, today recommended approval of landmark legislation to fundamentally re-shape the taxicab industry in Montgomery County. Bill 53-14 would improve driver working conditions, update rules so that taxicabs can compete in a 21st Century transportation environment […]

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June 9, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Council Committee Discusses Improving Taxi Service in the County (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T and E) Committee reviewed three bills this week that could improve taxi service in the county. You can watch some of their discussion below:

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February 21, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 21, in Montgomery County

UPDATED Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 21, in Montgomery County: 1. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Montgomery County today. 2. Montgomery County Public Schools has canceled all school activities after 2 p.m. today. Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation is closed today. 3. A Chinese New […]

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February 20, 2015 | Krista Brick

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Free Rides in Montgomery for Uber Users This Weekend

Uber has picked one of the coldest weekend on record here to  offer free rides in Montgomery County to gather support for its political battle against state regulators. The phone-based ride app will offer free uberX rides of up to $20 to anyone in Montgomery County or Prince George’s County. The free uberX weekend starts […]

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