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Public Safety Chiefs Urge Public to “Be Safer this Holiday Season;” Be Safe, Be Seen, Be Responsible

Police Chief Tom Manger and Fire Chief Scott Goldstein urged community members to “Be Safer this Holiday Season,” and to “Be Seen, Be Alert, and Be Responsible.” As of November 24, there have been 33 fatal traffic collisions in Montgomery County in which 34 people lost their lives. Read more.


Leggett Announces County Priorities for 2016 Legislative Session that Includes Funding for Transportation Projects

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released his list of County priorities for the 2016 legislative session that begins in January. He identified transportation as one of the County’s critical needs.   Read more.


Department of Liquor Control Promotes Local Designated Driving Program “Be My Designated Driver”

In an effort to help prevent drunk driving in Montgomery County, the Department of Liquor Control (DLC) is partnering with a local transportation service to offer $20 gift cards towards a designated driver this holiday season. Read more.


Leggett Announces January Forums to Get Public Input on FY17 County Operating Budget

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has announced the dates, times, and places of five budget forums to be held throughout the County in January. The forums, held every year by Leggett to get public feedback on the upcoming County operating budget, are free and open to all.  Input from the forums informs development of the County’s operating budget. The County Executive will release his Recommended Operating Budget on March 15 for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2016.  Read more.


Pedestrian Road Safety Audit Planned for East County

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), the East County Regional Service Center and Montgomery County Police hosted a community stakeholder meeting to discuss plans for a Pedestrian Road Safety Audit/Study in the North White Oak/Burnt Mills area along Longwood Drive, from Oak Leaf to Stewart Lane. Read more.


MDOT/SHA Continues Project on MD 650 to Improve Safety and Resurface the Road

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration continues work on a $3 million,one-mile safety and resurfacing project on MD 650 (New Hampshire Avenue) from north of Merrimac Drive to Metzerott Road. Read more.


WSSC Begins Further Repairs on Water Main that Ruptured Last Month along MD 355

Beginning December 1, (weather permitting), the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) began comprehensive repairs to a water main along MD 355 (Rockville Pike) between the ramps to I-495 (Capital Beltway) and the MD 355 Cedar Lane/West Cedar Lane intersection. Read more.



December 2, 2015


Montgomery County’s New Towing Law in Effect

Montgomery County’s new towing law, Bill 17-15, passed unanimously by the County Council on July 21 and signed into law by the County Executive, took effect on November 30. The new law is designed to address overly aggressive and predatory towing practices and restore regulatory balance in commercial and residential parking lots.
Montgomery County’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) typically receives more towing complaints each month than any other single category of complaint. These unfair practices can be detrimental to businesses and residents’ quality of life.  Read more.


Ride On Real Time Web Address Has Changed

Users of Ride On Real Time should be aware that the website address has changed from http:// to https://, so bookmarks and website settings may need to be updated.
Ride On Real Time uses GPS technology to track buses and estimate when they will arrive at a bus stop. Apps are available for IOS and Android phones.
Get more information about Ride On Real Time online. 


Metro Phasing Out Paper Fare Cards

(From Better Ways to Work, November 2015)
By January, Metro is upgrading its fare vending machines to dispense SmarTrip cards rather than paper farecards. Read more.

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