Friday, August 19, 2016

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Ride On Wants to Hear from Riders about its Supplemental Service During SafeTrack

Ride On wants to hear comments from passengers about their commuting and travel experiences during SafeTrack. Your feedback will help MCDOT and Ride On better prepare for October’s SafeTrack Surge #10, which will also affect the Metrorail Red Line. Read more.

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New Interactive Park & Ride Lot Map Especially Helpful During SafeTrack

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has created an online, interactive Park & Ride Lot map to help drivers plan their trips. The map allows users to find the nearest lot and see what transit options are available. Or, consider using the lots as a meeting point for carpools and vanpools.  

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MCDOT Launches Program to Display Ads in Parking Garages

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management (DPM) began selling ad space in some of its most highly used public parking garages in Bethesda and Silver Spring. Space will be made available in additional garages based on demand. Read more.

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Don’t Miss the Deadline -- Submit Your PARK(ing) Day Application by August 26

Turn your favorite metered parking spot into a pocket park for a day. International PARK(ing) Day is Friday, September 16. Read more.

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County’s Rock Spring Shuttle Bus Project is Having Early Success

Montgomery County has begun an innovative pilot program designed to transform the Rock Spring office park by enhancing transit options. Read more.

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Employers in TMDs Eligible for FareShare

To help employers located within Transportation Management Districts (TMDs) encourage their employees to use transit and vanpooling, Montgomery County is introducing a FareShare matching subsidy program. Read more.

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MCDOT Employee Publishes Article about Mobile Mapping

MCDOT's Edward Glawe, a Survey Crew Chief for the Division of Transportation Engineering, published an article entitled “Demystifying Mobile Mapping”, which covers geospatial disciplines for professionals. Read more.

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MTA Announces Start of Some Preconstruction Work for Purple Line

This week, the Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) began making a series of preconstruction, subsurface, geotechnical borings on behalf of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) in preparation for the design and construction of the Purple Line. Read more.

August 19, 2016


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Reminder: SafeTrack Surge #7 Extended Through August 21

WMATA will continue single tracking trains between Shady Grove and Twinbrook, on Friday, August 19, with a complete shutdown over the weekend between Shady Grove and Grosvenor-Strathmore. .Read more.

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Ride On a Popular Choice During SafeTrack

During WMATA’s SafeTrack Safety Surges, Ride On has provided free shuttle and other bus service during peak travel times. Read more.

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Starting September 3, Seniors Ride Free Program Expands to Saturdays

Ride On’s free program for seniors and persons with disabilities will be expanded to include Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Saturday, September 3. Read more.

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Preview Metro's New Website

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that a test version of its new website is available and has invited users to try it out.

MCDOT Employee Publishes Article about Mobile Mapping


Montgomery County Department of Transportation's (MCDOT) Edward Glawe, a Survey Crew Chief for the Division of Transportation Engineering, published an article entitled “Demystifying Mobile Mapping” in the June edition of xyHt Magazine, which covers geospatial disciplines for professionals. The article looks at the effectiveness of a popular mobile mapping system. Read the full article.




Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Reminder: SafeTrack Surge #7 Extended Through August 21


On Friday, August 19, WMATA will continue single tracking trains between Shady Grove and Twinbrook, providing service every 30 minutes to Shady Grove and Rockville. In addition, WMATA announced another complete shutdown of the Red Line between Shady Grove and Grosvenor-Strathmore over the weekend on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21. Read more.

Ride On a Popular Choice During SafeTrack


During WMATA’s SafeTrack Safety Surges that have affected the Metrorail Red Line since August 1, Ride On has assisted travelers looking for alternatives by providing free shuttle service between affected stations and enhancing existing service to increase frequency during peak travel times. For example, for six days during Surge #7, from August 9 to 14, Ride On transported nearly 9,400 people. During Surge #6, Ride On’s shuttles carried an average of 1,600 passengers a day.


Starting September 3, Seniors Ride Free Program Expands to Saturdays

 https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-transit/seniors.html

Ride On’s free ride program for seniors and persons with disabilities will be expanded to include Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Saturday, September 3. Currently, those with a Metro Senior SmarTrip card or a Metro Disability ID card can ride free on weekdays during the same hours. 

Ride On Wants to Hear from Riders about its Supplemental Service During SafeTrack


Ride On wants to hear comments from passengers about their commuting and travel experiences during SafeTrack. Take  a minute or two to fill out a five-question SafeTrack survey. Your feedback will help MCDOT and Ride On better prepare for October’s SafeTrack Surge #10, which will also affect the Metrorail Red Line.

Since August 1, WMATA's SafeTrack safety repairs have affected the Metrorail Red Line in Montgomery County, reducing train service. To assist travelers during this time, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has provided additional services, including Ride On shuttle buses and more frequent service on an existing route. 

New Interactive Park & Ride Lot Map Especially Helpful During SafeTrack


The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has created an online, interactive Park & Ride Lot map to help drivers plan their trips. The maps allow users to find the nearest lot and see what transit options are available from each one. Or, consider using the lots as a meeting point for carpools and vanpools.