Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Go Montgomery - July 12, 2016

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Demand-Based Pricing Begins in Three Bethesda Garages

Beginning this month, Montgomery County Department of Transportation's Division of Parking Management began demand-based pricing at three Bethesda parking garages. Read more.

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Portion of the Woodmont/Rugby Garage Now Closed

A portion of the Woodmont-Rugby Garage (Garage 35) in Bethesda has been permanently closed to the public for construction of the 2nd District Police Station. Read more.

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Ride On Routes 12 and 13 Detoured During Carroll Avenue Bridge Construction

Ride On routes 12 and 13 will follow a detour for about 18 months as the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration rehabilitates the Carroll Avenue Bridge over Sligo Creek in Takoma Park. Read more.

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County Executive Leggett Announces Latest Phase of Campaign to Reduce Pedestrian Collisions in Parking Lots

County Executive Isiah Leggett announced additional efforts in the County’s ongoing campaign to improve pedestrian safety in parking lots. Read more.


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MCDOT Wins Five NACo Awards

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has won five Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties. Read more.

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Parking and Traffic Plan for Wheaton Redevelopment Project Available Online

A presentation from a recent community meeting focused on parking and traffic mitigation plans and the Small Business Assistance Program related to the Wheaton Redevelopment Project. Read more.

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Public Invited to Ride On Forum about a Proposed Service Expansion in Potomac

The public is invited to a forum to discuss the expansion of Ride On service for Tobytown, a smaller, isolated community in Potomac located south of River Road. Read more.

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MCDOT Wins Two Awards for Capital Crescent Garage

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) won two awards for its Capital Crescent Garage project -- an Innovation Award from the National Council for Public Private Partnerships and a Best Real Estate Deal Perseverance Award from the Washington Business Journal.

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Volunteer to Help the Bicycle Master Plan Team Locate Bike Racks

Bike racks are an essential part of providing a complete bicycling network, but their availability is limited. Volunteers are needed to help locate existing bike racks in commercial areas and public facilities. Read more.

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AAA Reveals Top Driving Distractions for Teens

Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period starting at Memorial Day when teen crash deaths historically climb. Read more.

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Telework Webinar Now Online

Teleworking offers one of the most effective ways to respond to the unique challenges presented by SafeTrack, the year-long effort to improve the safety and reliability of the Metrorail transit system. Read more.

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Metro Announces Major Rehabilitation of Shady Grove Metrorail Elevator

Metro has closed the elevator at the Shady Grove Metrorail station between the east side parking lot Kiss & Ride and the mezzanine. The elevator will be out of service through October 2016. Read more.

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Highway Services Continues Road Resurfacing Projects

This month, resurfacing projects begin in several neighborhoods. Read more.

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Free Bikeshare Rides Available on July 16-17

Try Bikeshare for free all weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17. Read more.

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Follow These Tips for a Summer of Safety

Montgomery County has put together safety advice from A to Z to make sure everyone has a great summer! Check out the driver, pedestrian and cyclist tips – and lots more online.

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MCDOT to Replace Elmhirst Parkway Culvert 
Elmhirst Parkway over Rock Creek will be closed for a culvert replacement beginning in mid-July. Read more.

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MCDOT Working to Prevent Spread of Tree-Killing Invasive Beetle

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation's Highway Services Division is fighting the spread of the emerald ash borer. Read more.

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Get it Fixed… Call 311

Have a mowing request? See a pothole in need of repair? Tree limbs in the road? Summer is a busy time for resident requests for services. Get what you need from MCDOT by calling 311 or 240-777-0311 from outside the County or visit 311 online to post a service request


MCDOT Wins Five NACo Awards

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has won five Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties for the following projects:

Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Advisory Committees
To bring Bus Rapid Transit to Montgomery County, MCDOT is working with the State of Maryland to plan service on three major corridors. MCDOT created Corridor Advisory Committees (CACs) comprised of area residents, businesses, community organizations and others to ensure community stakeholders have the opportunity to participate in the planning process. The CACs are advising MCDOT and the State throughout the decision process.

In response to a change in school start times, the Division of Traffic Engineering installed a control system that allows school zone flashers to be controlled remotely.

The Division of Parking Management created an interactive, online parking map that shows the address, times requiring payment, rate and payment options for every County owned parking facility. In addition, for locations with a parking availability system, the map shows the number of spaces available in real time.

To encourage use of Bikeshare by low income residents, the MCDOT Director’s Office provides free membership, helmets and training to those who are eligible.

The Division of Transit Services has improved nearly 3,000 bus stops to enhance safety and provide ADA accessibility. Transit developed an open source, inventory/database system that is cloud-based to make it accessible from anywhere and includes information on each bus stop covering work completed, expenses, maps and photographs.

Parking and Traffic Plan for Wheaton Redevelopment Project Available Online

























A presentation from a recent community meeting focused on parking and traffic mitigation plans and the Small Business Assistance Program related to the Wheaton Redevelopment Project. The project will construct a new building on the Wheaton Triangle Parking Lot for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission building that will also house several County departments. View community presentations. 


Public Invited to Ride On Forum about a Proposed Service Expansion in Potomac


The public is invited to a forum to discuss the expansion of Ride On service for Tobytown, a smaller, isolated community in Potomac located south of River Road.

The proposed route will add new stops, as well, in North Potomac and Rockville. The suggested routing encompasses River Road, Travilah Road, Piney Meetinghouse Road, Glen Road, Darnestown Road, Wootton Parkway, Great Falls Road and Middle Lane to the Rockville Metro Station. The route will provide transportation to local schools, Shady Grove Hospital, libraries, shops, eateries and other transportation services. It will operate seven days a week, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., running every 75 minutes. The regular Ride On fare for this route will be $1.75.

The forum will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the All-Purpose Room at Travilah Elementary School, 13801 Dufief Mill Road, North Potomac. As with all of Ride On’s public forums, it will be an interactive opportunity for staff to hear directly from potential customers. All comments and feedback from attendees will be considered before a final decision is made regarding this bus service.  

Comments can also be made in writing by August 11, 2016 to:

Division of Transit Services
Ride On Public Forum
101 Monroe Street, 5th Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
240-777-5800
Fax 240-777-5801
mcdot.rideonpublicforums@montgomerycountymd.gov

More information is available online.

 http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-transit/index.html



Follow These Tips for a Summer of Safety


Montgomery County has put together safety advice from A to Z to make sure everyone has a great summer! Check out the driver, pedestrian and cyclist tips – and lots more online.

MCDOT Wins Two Awards for Capital Crescent Garage


The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) won two awards for its Capital Crescent Garage project -- an Innovation Award from the National Council for Public Private Partnerships and a Best Real Estate Deal Perseverance Award from the Washington Business Journal.

 


Free Bikeshare Rides Available on July 16-17


Try Bikeshare for free all weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17 courtesy of REI and Capital Bikeshare, who have partnered to provide free, 24-hour memberships. Request your free ride code.