Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Highway Services Continues Road Paving/Patching Projects on Brink Road and in the Northwood Park Community

MCDOT’s Division of Highway Services has begun repaving of Brink Road between Woodfield Road (MD 124) and Wightman Road and will start a full depth patching project in the Northwood Park community in Silver Spring at the end of September. Read more.

Montgomery County to Offer Community Emergency Preparedness Classes in September to Residents

The Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) is offering three “Community Emergency Preparedness” classes in September to residents of Montgomery County. These classes, developed in collaboration and partnership with the Montgomery County Police Department and Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services, will enable families to prepare for disasters at home and respond to specific hazards such as fires, active assailants, medical emergencies, bomb threats and severe weather events. Read more.

Leggett Seeks Applicants for Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill three public member vacancies on the Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee. One incumbent is eligible to apply for reappointment. The Committee advises the County Executive, County Council, and elected officials on pedestrian and bicycle safety. Applications are due September 30. Apply online.

Wash Downs of County Parking Garages in Progress

Montgomery County Department of Transportation's (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management has begun its semi-annual thorough washing and degreasing of all County-owned parking garages that will continue through November. 

Take a Virtual Ride on Ride On by Watching Route Videos

Check out Ride On's route videos on its YouTube page and enjoy a virtual ride. Follow along as a bus travels a particular route from starting point to final destination and see exactly where it goes and what it serves, including schools, libraries, shopping centers and neighborhoods. Read more.


MCDOT Invites the Public to Celebrate PARK(ing) Day on September 16

On September 16, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is sponsoring 
International PARK(ing) Day by making selected public parking spaces available to businesses and non-profits, as well as government departments and agencies to be creatively transformed into fun, parklike spots.  MCDOT invites the public to celebrate PARK(ing) Day by visiting these reimagined parking spaces between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton and Takoma Park. Read more.

Capital Bikeshare Celebrates Installation of 400th Station

On August 23, the participating Capital Bikeshare jurisdictions (Maryland’s Montgomery County, the District of Columbia, and Virginia’s Arlington County and City of Alexandria) celebrated the installation of the 400th station in the Capital Bikeshare system. This milestone installation occurred on the eve of the sixth anniversary of the region’s bike sharing system launch. Read more.