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Friday, August 19, 2016
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.