Community leaders and interested residents
from across the Washington region are invited to apply for membership on the 2015 Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to the
National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB). Applications are
due by noon on Thursday, December 11.
The mission of the 15-member
CAC is to promote public
involvement in TPB’s regional transportation planning. The TPB coordinates
transportation planning for the metropolitan Washington region, and includes
elected local officials, representatives from transportation agencies, and
other key officials.
Montgomery County Executive Isiah
Leggett is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the 11-member Bethesda Urban Partnership, Inc. Board of Directors, for a residential representative
who lives within the Bethesda urban district. The incumbent member is eligible
to apply for reappointment.
The Bethesda Urban Partnership is
responsible for the maintenance of streetscape and streetscape amenities, the
promotion and organization of promotional activities, the Bethesda Arts and
Entertainment District and management of the transportation management
Members serve three-year terms
without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and
dependent care for meetings attended. The Board currently meets in Bethesda on the
third Tuesday of every other month at 7:45 a.m., with the exception of August
County Executive Isiah Leggett is
committed to representation on all of the County’s boards, committees, and
commissions that is reflective of, and responsive to, County residents. Public
participation contributes to the work of County government and provides an
important service to the community when a variety of issues, concerns, and
viewpoints are presented.
Applicants of diverse
backgrounds, professions, gender, geography, disability and ethnicity are
encouraged to apply. An application, consisting of a brief cover letter and
resume, should be sent by mail to County Executive Isiah Leggett, 101 Monroe
Street, 2nd Floor, Rockville, MD 20850,
or by email. Home and
employment addresses, as well as contact phone numbers and email addresses
should be included. Applicants should indicate the position for which they are
Members of County boards, committees
and commissions may not serve on more than one such group at a time. Leggett’s
appointments are generally subject to confirmation by the County Council.
Applications of individuals selected for appointment to groups that are
confirmed by the Council are made public as part of the confirmation process.
Three of the drivers with no
accidents during 21 years of driving were honored: Robert James, Lucas
Guzman and Stephen Richardson. They are pictured with Art Holmes, Carolyn
Biggins and Mike Nesselt, Acting Depot Chief.
At a Transit Awards Ceremony held
on November 19, Montgomery County Department of Transportation Director Arthur
Holmes, Jr. and Transit Services Division Chief Carolyn Biggins honored Ride On
bus drivers for their excellent customer service, willingness to go the extra
mile, and commitment to safety and quality.
One award from each depot, Silver
Spring, Nicholson Court and Gaithersburg, was presented in the following
Service Award was William Oliver, Raul Ortellado and Rex Thompson.
Time Performance Award was James Boddie, Jose Contreras and Cheryl Nicholson.
Work Award was Ricardo Cabrera, Robert James and Clovis Wheeler.
Supervisor of the Year was Eric
Sims of the Silver Spring Depot.
In addition, drivers with no
accidents for five, ten, 15 and 21 years were honored.
Winner will Represent County at
Ride On bus operator Alexander
Folgar won Ride On’s Bus Roadeo and will represent Ride On at the American
Public Transportation Association's International Bus Roadeo in Ft. Worth,
Texas next spring. He'll be matching his skills against the best drivers from
around the world. To win, Folgar maneuvered his 35-foot vehicle through a
variety of obstacles.
Folger has been a bus operator
with Ride On for 13 years. He worked out of the Silver Spring Depot for three
years and has been at the Gaithersburg Depot for the past 10 years.
Montgomery County's Bikeshare
network has expanded to 51 stations with the installation of a new station this
month in Silver Spring. The station is located at Spring Street and Second
Avenue. Silver Spring now has 16 stations.
More information about Bikeshare
is available online as are maps of all the
On Wins Award
Ride On was named Employer of the
Year by Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC). Ride On
contracts with CSAAC to employ autistic individuals who distribute timetables
at Metro and MARC stations.
With the shorter hours of
daylight at this time of year, it’s more important than ever for people to take
care as they drive, walk and bike. Street Smart launched a fall safety campaign
to remind area drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists to pay attention and obey
traffic safety laws. To make sure they do, area police have stepped up
enforcement during November and will ticket and fine violators – whether on
foot, a bike or behind the wheel. Street Smart reminds everyone to share the
road and look out for each other.
Fall and winter can be the most
dangerous times of the year for pedestrians. When out in the dark, bicyclists
and pedestrians are urged to wear reflective items or flashing lights to ensure
they are visible to drivers. Never assume drivers see you when you are in the
The Street Smart campaign offers
the following safety tips:
• If you’re driving, look twice
for people in crosswalks and stop for walkers and bicyclists.
• If you’re biking, ride in the
direction of traffic and stop at red lights.
• And if you’re walking, cross in
the crosswalk and wait for the "walk" signal.