Thursday, June 7, 2018

Go Montgomery! June 7, 2018

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MCDOT Wins Six 2018 NACo Awards

MCDOT has won six National Association of Counties (NACo) awards, including one for Best in Category. The Division of Parking Management won three awards, and the divisions of Traffic Engineering and Operations, Transit Services and Transportation Engineering each won one.  Read more about the award-winning projects. 

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Public Invited to Workshop on MacArthur Boulevard Bikeway Improvements

On June 7, MCDOT will hold a public workshop to inform residents about design plans for a shared use path between Old Angler’s Inn and Egger Drive, extending the previously completed path south of I-495. Read more.

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Public Hearing Planned for Abandonment of Portion of Waters Road in Germantown

The public is invited to a hearing on June 27 to provide input on the proposed abandonment of a small portion of Waters Road in Germantown. A recently constructed concrete retaining wall along the northern edge of the newly extended Waters Road encroached on the right-of-way by about two inches. Read more.

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Bike Owners Encouraged to Register Their Bikes With the County

Registering a bicycle with the County is a good way to increase the likelihood it will be recovered if it's stolen. Registration is easy – use the online form on the Police Department's bike registration page. Registration decals are mailed to bike owners.

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MCDOT's Safe Routes to School Program and Coordinator Featured in Blog Post by Safe Routes to School National Partnership

“Since Safe Routes to School’s inception in Montgomery County, Maryland, the movement has expanded dramatically. Over the years, SRTS has been thrust into the limelight with successful work ranging from bike/ped safety projects to get students involved in the Walk Your Way Program to the YOLO high school education campaign.” Read more.

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County Council to Hold Public Hearing on Technical Update to Master Plan of Highways and Transitways

The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a County Planning Board Master Plan of Highways and Transitways technical updateon July 10 at 1:30 pm. Read more.

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Public Hearing Scheduled on Planning Board Draft Bicycle Master Plan 

The County Council will hold a public hearing on July 10 at 7:30 p.m., on the recently transmitted draft of the Bicycle Master Plan from the Montgomery County Planning Board. The draft master plan and appendix can be viewed here.  Read more.

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Montgomery Parks to Hold Community Meeting on Capital Crescent Trail Crossing at Little Falls Parkway

Montgomery Parks is working on improving safety for Capital Crescent Trail users at the intersection of Little Falls Parkway. Attend a community meeting Wednesday, June 13, 7 p.m., at Somerset Elementary School, 5811 Warwick Place, Chevy Chase. Learn moreabout the project.

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June 7, 2018


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Upcoming Road Paving Projects


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Wheaton Revitalization Updates

The geothermal system is complete and tested, allowing construction on the building foundation to begin. Underground utility work continues along Grandview and Ennalls avenues this week.
View the project’s progress on the construction camera. 

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Wheaton Revitalization Project Wins IPI Marketing and Communications Award

MCDOT’s Division of Parking Management has won a 2018 International Parking Institute (IPI) award for outstanding marketing and communications programs for the Wheaton Revitalization Project, which is replacing a surface parking lot with a LEED Platinum office building, an underground parking garage, town square and first floor retail. Read more.
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Parking Management Division Chief Jose Thommana accepts the award.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Go Montgomeryy! May 24, 2018

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MCDOT Installs County’s 83rd Bikeshare Station at Pike and Rose

A 15-dock Capital Bikeshare Station was installed at Grand Park and Rose Avenue. Part of a nine-station network in the Pike District and Twinbrook, the station was funded by the developers of Pike and Rose. Learn more about station funding and Capital Bikeshare.

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MCDOT Launches Education Program About Innovative Pedestrian and Bikeway Infrastructure; Seeks Public Feedback

Using a $60,000 2018 grant from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board Transportation Land-Use Connections Program, MCDOT has developed educational materials to inform travelers about new, safety infrastructure in the County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Priority Areas. The centerpiece is a new website, montgomerycountymd.gov/lookoutRead more.  

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Bike to Work Day a Great Success Despite the Rain

On Bike to Work Day, MCDOT created Montgomery County’s first pop-up bike lane on Cheltenham Drive, Norfolk Avenue and Woodmont Avenue in downtown Bethesda. Pop-up bike lanes are temporary, protected bike lanes that create a low stress biking environment. Read more.  View photos on Flickr.

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Dockless Bikeshare Ambassadors to Help Educate Users and Evaluate Program

Beginning in the next couple weeks, dockless bikeshare ambassadors in specially-marked, aqua tee shirts will be in Silver Spring and Takoma Park conducting brief surveys and helping to answer questions about using or parking the bikes. Four companies, LimeBike, Mobike, Ofo and Spin, currently offer dockless bikes in the pilot project area.  Read more.

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MCDOT Wins TPB Grant to Develop Transit Plan for the Great Seneca Science Corridor

MCDOT has been awarded a $60,000 Transportation Land-Use Connections Program grant by the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board to prepare a short-range transit plan for a corridor not currently served by bus routes between the Shady Grove Metrorail Station and the Metropolitan Grove MARC Station. Read more.

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MCDOT Deputy Director for Transportation Policy Participates in The Coalition for Smarter Growth (CSG) Walking Tour of White Flint

MCDOT Deputy Director Chris Conklin joined a CSG-led walking tour that explored White Flint's rapidly developing strides in livability and walkability and reviewed MCDOT’s recent pedestrian and traffic safety improvements. Read more.

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Roshdieh and Conklin Visit Stone Mill Elementary School to View MCDOT Safety Improvements Requested by Students

MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh and Deputy Director for Policy Chris Conklin visited a third-grade class at Stone Mill Elementary School in North Potomac after MCDOT made pedestrian and bicyclist safety improvements requested by the students. Read more.

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MCDOT Partners with Community Association to Upgrade Streetlights

MCDOT recently completed a project to upgrade streetlights with energy saving fixtures in the Longmead Crossing community in Silver Spring. Read more.  

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Ride On Bus Operator Praised by Customer
A passenger recently commended Ride On Bus Operator Sharri Austin for an outstanding job. She wrote: “………… I remain overwhelmed by the professionalism demonstrated by Ms. Austin, Montgomery County Transit (MCT) Driver, I am compelled to bring her outstanding service to your attention.” Read more.

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MCDOT Senior Planning Specialist Participates in Bethesda Green’s First Sustainability Series

MCDOT Parking Management Division’s Benjamin Morgan was featured on a panel of experts who discussed electric vehicles (EV). MCDOT offers 12 conveniently located EV charging stations at County parking facilities in downtown Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton. View locations online.

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MCDOT Highway Services’ Staff Help Students Win Prize at KID Museum

A team of four students recently won “Audience Favorite” and “Best Design Process” in a KID Museum Invent the Future Contest in which participants identify an environmental problem and solve it. The students invented a filter to prevent road salt from entering residential storm drains and created a prototype. The boys visited MCDOT’s salt storage dome to obtain road salt samples so they could test their invention and learned more about the County’s process for applying salt

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Leggett Seeks Applicants for Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee

County Executive Ike Leggett is seeking applicants to fill six vacancies on the Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee for representatives from three large and three small businesses. Read more and apply online.

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SHA Seeks Comments on Proposals to Enhance Safety Along River Road

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is seeking public input on a proposal to reduce the speed limit along River Road and improve safety at the Braeburn-Parkway intersection. Take the online survey by midnight, Monday, June 4. 

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Montgomery Parks to Hold Community Meeting on Capital Crescent Trail Crossing at Little Falls Parkway

On Wednesday, June 13, Montgomery Parks will hold a community meeting to discuss proposed safety improvements and review conceptual trail crossing alternatives for the Capital Crescent Trail at the intersection of Little Falls Parkway. The meeting is planned for 7 p.m. at the Somerset Elementary School in Chevy Chase. Learn more.

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May 24, 2018


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Updates on Paving Projects


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    MCDOT in the Community

    MCDOT Works with Dale Drive Safety Coalition to Improve Pedestrian Safety ‏ 

    At a recent Woodside Park community meeting, MCDOT staff presented a plan to improve pedestrian safety along Dale Drive that received the enthusiastic support of residentsRead more.

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    Employers: FareShare Helps You

    Montgomery County's FareShare matching subsidy program helps County employers encourage their employees to use transit and vanpooling. FareShare matches the transit benefit offered by the employer up to a maximum of $50 a month per participating employee (up to $10,000 in one year to any one employer). Learn more.

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    Pay By Cell Parking Now Even Easier

    MCDOT has added another Pay By Cell option. In addition to Mobile Now!, parkers can choose Parkmobile. Learn more online and view videos on using the apps. 

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    Transit and Highway Provide Vehicles for Preschool Truck Day

    Har Shalom Early Childhood Center in Potomac held a Truck Day for 50 pre-school children, giving them the opportunity to touch and explore various trucks and vehicles, including a Ride On bus, snow plow and tree trimmer. MCDOT supports community Truck Day events throughout the year.

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    Wheaton Revitalization News Update

    Project activities include installation of geothermal piping, and foundation and utility construction. View the project’s progress through an on-site camera.
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    Installation of Conduits and Electrical Circuits

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    Holiday Schedule for Memorial Day

    Transportation-related schedule changes for the Memorial Day Holiday, May 28, are listed below:
    • Ride On – Sunday Schedule 
    • Metrorail – Information available at www.wmata.com
    • Metrobus – Information available at www.wmata.com
    • TRiPS Commuter Store at Silver Spring Transit Center – Open
    • TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store – Closed
    • Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – Free

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

    MCDOT Highway Services’ Staff Help Students Win Prize at Kid Museum

    Gaithersburg East/Damascus Depot Supervisor Danny King and
    Field Operations Section Chief Jeff Knutsen with Students at the Salt Dome

    A team of four students recently won “Audience Favorite” and “Best Design Process” in a Kid Museum Invent the Future Contest in which participants identify an environmental problem and solve it. The students invented a filter to prevent road salt from entering residential storm drains and created a prototype. The boys visited MCDOT’s salt storage dome to obtain road salt samples so they could test their invention and learned more about the County’s process for applying salt.


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    Theo Topolewski, Eastern Middle School, Michael DeWeaver, St. Anselm’s Abbey, Samuel Desai,
    Eastern Middle School and Ryan Whittaker, Julius West Middle School

    Roshdieh and Conklin Visit Stone Mill Elementary School to View MCDOT Safety Improvements Requested by Students

    MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh and Deputy Director Chris Conklin Visit Mrs. Glaser's class


    MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh and Deputy Director for Policy Chris Conklin visited a third-grade class at Stone Mill Elementary School in North Potomac after MCDOT made pedestrian and bicyclist safety improvements requested by the students. Read more.

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    Pedestrian Refuge Island and Newly Installed ADA Ramps





    MCDOT Launches Education Program About Innovative Pedestrian and Bikeway Infrastructure; Seeks Public Feedback

    View of Bethesda Pit Stop and Portion of Pop Up Bike Lane

    Using a $60,000 2018 grant from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) Transportation Land-Use Connections (TLC) Program, MCDOT has developed educational materials to inform travelers about new, safety infrastructure in the County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Priority Areas.  The centerpiece is a new website, montgomerycountymd.gov/lookout, that features an interactive graphic and videos with examples of the new infrastructure, and tips for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. Read more.  View MCDOT's Flickr album for more photos.

    Key MCDOT Staff in Developing Pop Up Bike Lane