News and information about transportation, including roads, transit, hiker-biker trails and pedestrian safety.
Friday, October 23, 2015
Go Montgomery - October 23, 2015
MCDOT Installs Five More EV
Charging Stations in County Garages
of Parking Management is installing electric vehicle charging
stations in five more County-owned parking garages that should be
available the week of October 26. The five locations will each have one
station providing service to two parking spaces. Three stations
servicing six parking spaces were installed in the Bethesda Capital
Crescent Garage (Garage 31) in April of this year. Read more.
Highway Services to Make
Repairs at Falls Road Bridge
of Highway Services (DHS) will begin an urgent erosion abatement
project on October 26 at the Falls Road Bridge, located about 50 yards
south of Oaklyn Drive. The project is expected to take about five weeks
to complete, weather permitting. Read more.
Free Capital Bikeshare
Memberships Available for Low Income Residents
Capital Bikeshare memberships are available for those who meet income
eligibility requirements. This includes residents who receive
assistance through any Montgomery County social services organization
or qualify through low-income criteria. Eligible residents must
fill out a registration form that can be completed online or is available by
contacting Commuter Services at (240) 777-8380 or via email. Send the completed registration
form to firstname.lastname@example.org,)
White Flint Transportation
Community Open House Held in Bethesda
Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) held a community
open house on October 19 to discuss transportation plans for White
Flint. The meeting, at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda,
included presentations by MCDOT Acting Director Al Roshdieh, White
Flint Coordinator Dee Metz, Montgomery County Councilmember Roger
Berliner and Commuter Services Division Chief Sandra
Brecher. Read More.
Ride On Holds Annual Bus
Saturday, October 10, Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system held its
annual bus “Roadeo” where bus operators compete to demonstrate their
driving skills. The winner of the competition was Leslie St. Louis from
the Gaithersburg Depot. He will now go on to the American Public Transportation
Association (APTA) International Bus Roadeo that will be held in May.
Last year’s Ride On winner, Alex Folgar, placed seventh in the
International competition. Read more.
Older Drivers Can Enhance
their Safety and Skills at Two Upcoming Opportunities
CarFit, an educational
program developed by AAA, AARP and the American Occupational Therapy
Association, teaches participants how to make their personal vehicle
“fit” them to increase safety and mobility. The next CarFit program
will be held on Wednesday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver
Spring The event is sponsored by the Senior Connection, the Montgomery
County Department of Recreation, the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety
and Education and Olney Home for Life. Read more.
Older Residents are Invited
to Participate in a Community Survey
you are age 55 or older, consider taking a community survey in English, Spanish or Chinese to offer your
thoughts and ideas about Montgomery County as a place to live and
Results of the survey will be used to plan the upcoming County
Executive “Summit on Aging in Montgomery County”, which will focus on
ways to make Montgomery County an even better community for a lifetime.
Feel free to forward this information to friends, family and others in
the community who might also like to provide their thoughts.
October 23, 2015
Ride On is Hiring
County’s Ride On transit system is hiring new bus operators. It is
looking for drivers who enjoy working with people, have a good driving
record, and are interested in working for one of the largest suburban
transit system in the country.
must be over 21 years old, possess a valid driver’s license and have
three years of driving experience and no more than one point on the
driving record. Experience driving a transit bus is a plus.
interested who need assistance with the application process should
bring an electronic version of their resume to the Bus Operator
Assistance Fair planned for Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
in the County Council Office Building, Lower Level Auditorium 100
Maryland Avenue, Rockville
SHA to Reconstruct Roadway
at Bus Stops on New Hampshire Avenue
Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. (weather permitting), the Maryland
Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (SHA) will begin
reconstructing the roadway in front of bus stops on New Hampshire
Avenue (MD 650) near the intersections of both Ruatan Street and
Merrimac Drive in Langley Park, near the Prince George’s/Montgomery
County border. Read more.