Sunday, May 10, 2015

Ride On Food Drive Collects Nearly 8,800 Pounds of Food During Give and Ride Week

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system collected 8,767 pounds of food this year during its annual “Give and Ride” food drive that took place the week of April 19. Bus passengers received free rides by donating canned or nonperishable food for Montgomery County school students.
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MCDOT Community Meeting Planned on Nebel Street Bike Lane Options

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) invites the public to attend a community meeting where staff will present proposed design options for bike facilities along Nebel Street, between Randolph and Marinelli roads, that include on-road buffered bike lanes and separated bike lanes. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed options.

The meeting will be held on Monday, May 18, from 7 to 8:30 pm. at the Kennedy Shriver Aquatic Center,5900 Executive Blvd, Rockville.

MCDOT Requests White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee Support for Bikeshare Grant; Group Will Consider Request at Next Meeting

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is preparing a grant request to expand its Bikeshare program to the Pike District and has asked the White Flint Downtown Advisory Committee for a letter of support. The Committee will consider the request at its next meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 8-9:15 a.m., at the Bethesda North Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd, North Bethesda, in the Cabin John Room.

Friendship Heights Asks MCDOT to Install New Parking Meters

In response to a request from the Village of Friendship Heights, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) started installation of parking meters this week along Wisconsin Avenue, northbound from Willard Avenue to Somerset Terrace, and Friendship Boulevard, southbound (GEICO side) from Willard to Western Avenue . The Village asked for the meters to discourage long-term parking, encourage more turnover in parking spaces and improve parking availability for shoppers.  Read more.

SHA Begins Construction of New Traffic Signal in Bethesda

In May, the State Highway Administration’s (SHA) begins construction of a traffic signal in Bethesda at the intersection of MD 355 (Wisconsin Avenue) and Stanford Avenue. Weather permitting, SHA expects to complete the project in late summer.  Read more.

SHA Temporarily Closes Sidewalk at Cedar Lane and Rte. 355

 The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) has closed the sidewalk on the north side of Cedar Lane between Rockville Pike and Elmhirst Parkway for two weeks while it installs new storm drains along Cedar Lane just east of Rockville Pike. The sidewalk on the south side of Cedar Lane will remain open to pedestrians.  Read more.

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Rustic Roads Advisory Committee: Apply by May 20

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Rustic Roads Advisory Committee. The representative must be a resident of Montgomery County and an owner/operator of commercial farmland in the County who earns 50 percent or more of their income from farming.  Read more.