Category Archives: Transit
Yesterday, Metro General Manager/CEO Paul J. Wiedefeld announced that the “Grosvenor Turnback” – the current rush-hour service pattern where every other Red Line train begins and ends at Grosvenor, rather than Shady Grove – would be eliminated on December 17, 2018. Under the future service pattern, all Red Line trains will run to/from Shady Grove, doubling rush-hour service (trains every 4 minutes) for customers at White Flint, Twinbrook, Rockville, and Shady Grove.… Read More
Comments Off on Bicycle Master Plan T&E Council Committee Worksession Recap
The Montgomery County Planning Department is making progress on the Bicycle Master Plan for Montgomery County through worksessions with the County Council.
On Monday, September 17, Planning Board Chair Casey Anderson and Montgomery Planning staff met with members of the Council’s Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee to discuss various aspects of the forward-thinking plan.… Read More
Comments Off on Car Free Day — Will you Drop It for a Day?
Car Free Day is a free international event celebrated every September 22 in which people are encouraged to get around without driving alone in cars and instead ride a train, bus, bicycle, carpool, vanpool, subway, or walk. For those that have the ability to work from home, telework also counts.
Comments Off on OurBus to launch White Flint to NYC bus service
From Robert Dyer’s blog
OurBus, a crowdsourced tech company operating intercity and commuter bus routes, plans to soon offer service between White Flint and New York City. The company plans to perform a pilot test of the route over Labor Day weekend.
A test of the OurBus website finds an available trip to New York City on Labor Day for $25.00.… Read More
Comments Off on Check out the plans for Executive Blvd. separated bike lanes
MCDOT presented the plans for the new separated bike lanes on Executive Boulevard during Monday’s White Flint Implementation Committee meeting. The final design should be completed this year with construction starting late 2018/early 2019.
You can see the entire presentation here — learn about the proposed intersections with Nicholson Lane, Strand Drive, and Woodglen Road; cross-sections showing how cars, bikes, and pedestrians will share the road, and other design details.… Read More
Comments Off on Learn about Executive Blvd. Separated Bike Lanes August 13
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Comments Off on If you’re confused by the new bike lanes, read on ….
If you’re not quite sure what the county’s bike lane markings mean, visit MCDOT to learn about bike boxes, pocket lanes, and two-stage turn queue boxes. (We’ll be honest — we had to look them up, too.)
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Comments Off on Yay! No more Grosvenor-Turnbacks!!
The Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) Board took final action today to extend continuous Red Line service to Shady Grove. This service improvement will begin in December 2018.
With the changes approved Thursday by Metro’s board of directors, service to the Shady Grove, Rockville, Twinbrook and White Flint stations will increase to 15 trains per hour.… Read More
Comments Off on BRT Presentation from last week’s Community Meeting
Corey Pitts of the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) gave a succinct and informative presentation about Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355 at last week’s community meeting. We’re happy that we can share the slides from that presentation with you today. (Click on a slide to enlarge it.)… Read More
Comments Off on Check out the plans for the separated bike lanes on Marinelli
Approximately sixty people attended last night’s very informative community meeting. Over the next few days, we’ll share with you the presentations that folks from MCDOT made on various topics.
Today we share the presentation on the separated bike lanes on Marinelli Road from Nebel to Rockville Pike. This project will add .4 miles of one way 5 feet- to 6 feet- wide separated bike lanes.… Read More