Category Archives: Transit
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has received a Bikeways Grant Award from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Maryland Bikeways Program to install four bikeshare stations along the Bethesda Trolley Trail. The award of $269,834 will fund final design, purchase and installation of the stations that will connect existing bikeshare in Bethesda with new grant- funded stations to be installed in White Flint and Twinbrook in the spring of 2018.… Read More
The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), has released the Working Draft of the Bicycle Master Plan for presentation to the Montgomery County Planning Board on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
The plan aims to turn Montgomery County into a world-class bicycling community.… Read More
Comments Off on LaHood report on Metro urges dedicated funding, bus fare hike, trim in pension costs
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The long-awaited report on Metro by former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood urges the region’s three jurisdictions and the federal government to provide the agency with permanent, dedicated funding, but it sidesteps the politically charged question of what kind of tax or other mechanism should be adopted for that purpose.
Combining Ride On routes 5, 26, and 81, the new Executive Connector makes it easy to go from Twinbrook and White Flint metro stations to Executive Boulevard.
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Comments Off on New Route 355 Ride On extRa Service is Launched
Yesterday, County Executive Ike Leggett participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new, limited stop Ride On extRa rush hour service. Leggett announced that Ride On extRa will be free during the month of October 2017. He was joined at the celebration by County Council Vice President Hans Riemer, Department of Transportation Director Al Roshdieh, and Montgomery College Parking and Transportation Manager Mark Pace.… Read More
County Executive Ike Leggett, County Council President Roger Berliner, MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh, Friends of White Flint Executive Director Amy Ginsburg, and Coalition for Smarter Growth Montgomery Advocacy Manager Pete Tomao cut the ribbon yesterday on the wonderful new crosswalks in the Pike District.
“We are here to serve the community, so I value the support from residents and groups, such as the Friends of White Flint and Coalition for Smarter Growth, as we create an environment that supports a first rate multi-modal transportation system,” said Ike Leggett.… Read More
Comments Off on Full-scale emergency response drill at White Flint Station
On Sunday, August 27, Metro Transit Police and Montgomery County first responders will conduct a full-scale emergency drill at the White Flint Metrorail Station. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue, Montgomery County Police, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Maryland Department of Transportation will also participate in the drill.… Read More
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September 22nd is Car Free Day, a worldwide effort to encourage everyone to go car free by using public transportation, biking or walking, or to go “car-lite” by carpooling or vanpooling. Enter to win great prizes from Montgomery County Commuter Services and the regional Commuter Connections program – including a Kindle Fire, SmarTrip® cards, and more!… Read More
Comments Off on Leggett Announces Free Fares on New MD 355 Ride On extRa Service during October 2017
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced today at the Montgomery County Fair that the new, faster Ride On extRa rush hour service beginning October 2 on Route 355 will be free, on an introductory basis, during the month of October.
“Along Route 355, our busiest commuting route, people will have another option for getting to work and home, while using WiFi to stay connected,” said Leggett.… Read More
Comments Off on Vision Zero in Montgomery County
The County has just released its Vision Zero Two Year Action Plan. According to the Plan, “the status quo on our roads in Montgomery County and across the United States is unacceptable. The United States is an outlier for traffic fatalities compared to other wealthy countries. On average, more than 35 people lost their lives and 400 were severely injured on roads in Montgomery County, Maryland, annually between 2012 and 2016.… Read More