Friends of White Flint

Promoting a Sustainable, Walkable and Engaging Community

P.O. Box 2761

White Flint Station

Kensington, MD 20891

Phone: 301-980-3768

Email: info@whiteflint.org


Category Archives: Transit

Update on Marinelli Bike Lanes

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From MCDOT:

We have made some changes to the Marinelli Road Separated Bike Lanes design after meeting with Park & Planning and WMATA. We are eliminating the metered parking on the south side from Citadel to Nebel to improve the design. This will allow for more space in the bike lane, buffer and travel lane.

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Upcoming repaving work along Executive Boulevard between Woodglen Drive and Nicholson Lane

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Repaving work will begin on or around August 25th followed by the installation of new pavement markings to implement the master planned separated bike lanes on Executive Blvd. between Woodglen Drive and Nicholson Lane.

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Maryland county looks to build on the success of a new, limited-stop bus route

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From Mobility Lab

Buses traversing Montgomery County, Md.’s limited-stop Ride On ExtRa Route 101 have gotten fuller and fuller since they began operating in October 2017. The Bethesda-Gaithersburg route’s 12 percent ridership increase over the past year and a half was achieved despite competition from low gas prices and investor-subsidized ride hailing.…

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Adding Red Line service helps Metro boost ridership

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From WTOP

Running more Red Line trains has helped increase ridership, despite Metro warnings to the contrary last year, new data suggest.

Since Metro began sending all Red Line trains past Grosvenor-Strathmore to Shady Grove last December, doubling rush hour service through Rockville, ridership has increased 4% at the stations seeing more trains and shorter waits.…

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Something must be done

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Pedestrian injured after being hit by car in North Bethesda

A 31-year-old woman was seriously injured Saturday morning after Montgomery County Police say she tried to cross Tuckerman Lane near the intersection with Kings Riding Way. The woman was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver was identified as Chase Lawrence Dobler, 27, of Rockville, and was not injured [WTOP].…

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Western Workaround Update

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Construction activities anticipated for the next two weeks beginning July 14, 2019.

PEPCO electrical construction located on the MNCPPC Aquatic Center property north of the Marinelli Road entrance has been completed—the contractor will return once PEPCO has installed a new power pole; the County is waiting on PEPCO’s schedule for pole placement.…

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The Planning Dept. Staff’s Take on Route 355 BRT

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The Planning Department staff has submitted their thoughts on Bus Rapid Transit on Route 355. Below are the highlights. (If you need to get caught up with what’s going on with BRT on Route 355, read our blog on the topic.)

1. Advance Alternative B, Median Transitway, as the preferred alternative and seek to increase the use of two-lane median transitways, especially south of Shady Grove Metrorail Station.…

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Pedestrian Crashes Up 14% in First Half of 2019

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From Bethesda Beat

Through the first half of the year, 272 pedestrians and bicyclists have been struck by vehicles on roads in Montgomery County – about 1.5 per day, according to county data.

Pedestrian- and bicyclist-involved crashes increased by about 14% from the same six months in 2018, when 238 crashes occurred.…

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Check out the Route 355 BRT Presentation

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Couldn’t make it to one of the open houses? Click these links to learn all about the Route 355 Bus Rapid Transit Route — station options, cost, benefits, numbers of riders, options. This is a large, important transit project for the White Flint/Pike District area, and you should know more about it.…

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Learn about Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) tonight and tomorrow night

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is studying options for a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service along MD 355 called FLASH.

MCDOT invites you to a public Open House to learn more about FLASH on MD 355 and to see the results of the extensive evaluation and preliminary engineering of the alternatives, including ridership, benefits, impacts, and estimated costs.…

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