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Go Montgomery - Moving Forward Together - January 19, 2017

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On January 20 and 21, Montgomery County Will Provide Regular Friday and Saturday Ride On Service; Normal Parking Rates Also Apply

On January 20 and 21, Ride On will operate regular Friday and Saturday service and parking rates for County owned on-street meters,  lots and garages will be charged at regular rates. Read more.

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Needwood Road Path to Connect Shady Grove Metro with ICC Trail

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Division of Transportation Engineering should be completing a bikepath along Needwood Road this spring. Read more.

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Become an Adopt A Road or Spot Volunteer

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is looking for Adopt A Road and Adopt A Spot volunteers to enhance our environment by removing roadside litter. Read more.

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Last Day to Help Select a BRT System Name is January 20

The last day to enter the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) naming contest -- and win prizes – is January 20 by 5 p.m. Do you prefer Flash, Rapid or Swift? Or, propose another name. Vote online or learn more about BRT in Montgomery County.  

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MCDOT Making Progress on White Flint West Workaround Project

The White Flint West Workaround transportation project will help create a pedestrian-friendly community where residents and visitors can walk to work, shops and transit. Read more.

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New Parking Payment System Being Installed at Kennett Street Garage in Silver Spring

This week, a centralized pay station payment system will replace single space parking meters in the Kennett Street Garage, located at 8040 Kennett Street in Silver Spring. Learn more.

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JANUARY 19, 2017


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Ride On Service Changes Began Sunday, January 8

On January 8, Ride On made changes to 18 bus routes. Read more.

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Ride On Route 75 Now Provides Service to the New Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Two new stops (one in each direction) have been established on Gosnell Farm Drive, which is located just outside of the Clarksburg Premium Outlets property. Read more.

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Ride On is hiring bus operators with excellent communications skills and the ability to serve the riding public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity. Learn more or apply online.


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MCDOT Answers Questions About the Order for Plowing County Roads

There is a misperception that there is always a predetermined order for clearing neighborhood streets and non-emergency roads. In fact, there is no street that is always first or always last. Read more
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MCDOT plows 5,200 lane miles of County-owned and maintained roads. The Maryland State Highway Administration clears snow from all numbered roads in the County - such as Georgia Avenue, Connecticut Avenue, Rockville Pike, etc.

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Be a Good Neighbor.

County property owners, by law, must clear sidewalks in front of and alongside their properties within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm. Read more.

MCDOT’s Winter Weather Guide Can Be a Resource During Storms

When it snows, MCDOT’s Winter Weather Guide  can be a useful resource. Or, check the County’s Snow Portal for real time information. 
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Thursday, January 19, 2017

On January 20 and 21, Montgomery County Will Provide Regular Friday and Saturday Ride On Service; Normal Parking Rates Also Apply


On January 20 and 21, Ride On will operate regular Friday and Saturday service and parking rates for County owned on-street meters,  lots and garages will be charged at regular rates. Read more.


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MCDOT plows 5,200 lane miles of County-owned and maintained roads. The Maryland State Highway Administration clears snow from all numbered roads in the County – most of the main routes – such as Georgia Avenue, Connecticut Avenue, Rockville Pike, etc. 

Ride On is Hiring

Ride On is hiring bus operators with excellent communications skills and the ability to serve the riding public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity. Learn more or apply online.

MCDOT’s Winter Weather Guide Can Be a Resource During Storms


When it snows, MCDOT’s Winter Weather Guide can be a useful resource. Or, check the County’s Snow Portal for real time information. 

Be a Good Neighbor, Shovel Your Sidewalk


The County Council’s new sidewalk bill does not change the requirement that County property owners, by law, must clear sidewalks in front of and alongside their properties within 24 hours of the end of a snowstorm. Help schoolkids, older adults, those dependent on transit and you and your family by providing a safe passage. Be sure to shovel a path that is 36-inches wide – “Wide Enough For Wheelchairs.” And, if possible, help by clearing snow from fire hydrants you’re your home to help emergency responders. Learn more.

Ride On Service Changes Began Sunday, January 8

On January 8, Ride On made changes to 18 bus routes. Most of the changes modify the bus schedule to more accurately reflect the time it takes for a bus to run its route based on traffic and other conditions. Read more.