Category Archives: Transit
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On Friday, May 18, 2018, Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association invite you to join more than 18,000 area commuters throughout Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Registration is now open!
They are so excited to be back at Pike & Rose!… Read More
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Montgomery County will hold a ribbon-cutting event next week to celebrate several new BikeShare stations in the Pike District. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at 11:00 a.m. at the new BikeShare station located at White Flint Metro. (Specifically, they will be on the east side of 355, just north of Marinelli Road.)
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Comments Off on Curious about BRT on Route 355?
Well, lucky for you, MCDOT has a whole website full of information all about Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355 just waiting for your eyeballs.
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Comments Off on Metro gets third and final ‘yes’ as Maryland commits to its full share of dedicated funding
From The Washington Post
Maryland will give Metro its full share of $167 million a year in new, permanent funding, the governor and leaders of both legislative chambers said Thursday, putting the transit system on track to win a historic regional deal to support it.
Virginia and the District have committed to provide their share for a total of $500 million a year in the dedicated funding that Metro says it needs for capital investments to ensure safety and reliability.… Read More
Comments Off on Council Votes Yes to Ike Leggett’s Compromise on Montrose Parkway East Funding
On Tuesday the Montgomery County Council unanimously agreed to a compromise proposed by County Executive Ike Leggett that delays the start of construction of Montrose Parkway East for one year.
In a memo, Ike Leggett said that the one-year delay from Leggett’s initial proposed construction schedule will allow Montrose Parkway to be redesigned to incorporate better pedestrian and bicycle facilities and connections.… Read More
Comments Off on Good-bye Grosvenor Turnback! (Fingers Crossed.)
From The Washington Post
Metro officials are considering increasing the frequency of rush-hour service to Shady Grove by January 2019, in response to calls from Montgomery County officials who have urged the transit agency to end the practice known as “Red Line turn-backs.”
In documents released in advance of Thursday’s Metro board meeting, agency officials said they will seek input from the public on whether to add trains to the system so they can provide more peak-period service from Grosvenor-Strathmore to Shady Grove station.… Read More
MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND
FROM: Council President Riemer Councilmember Berliner Councilmember Hucker
SUBJECT: Transportation FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program
Colleagues, it is important that we focus the County’s limited resources for transportation improvements on projects that will most efficiently move the most number of people while reflecting our goal of creating walkable, vibrant, and environmentally sustainable places.… Read More
Montrose Parkway East is important to long-term transportation connectivity to the White Flint area. Should the County Council choose to delay funding of this road, Friends of White Flint recommends the Council ensure Montrose Parkway East CIP funds serve their original purpose — improving transportation in the White Flint area.
We strongly urge the Council to use the Montrose Parkway funding to advance the White Flint sector plan by funding essential transportation projects including the revitalization of Rockville Pike, the eastern workaround, and the second metro entrance.
Comments Off on FRIT explores how to build a second metro entrance cheaper and faster
In an effort to advance building a second entrance at White Flint metro, Federal Realty Investment Trust retained the engineering firm AECOM and worked with WMATA to develop a simpler, less expensive approach to the project. The next step towards implementation is the development of a more detailed design and cost estimate. … Read More
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