News and information about transportation, including roads, transit, hiker-biker trails and pedestrian safety.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Leggett Announces Recommended FY17 Operating Budget; Includes Funding to Move Forward on Bus Rapid Transit
On March 15, County Executive Ike Leggett released his recommended fiscal year 2017 budget. A highlight of his announcement was funding for Bus Rapid Transit and improved Ride On service for key corridors. Read more.
MCDOT Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Four More Garages
MCDOT’s Division of Parking Management is installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in four more County-owned parking garages that will be available soon. The four locations will each have one station providing service to two parking spaces. Read more.
MCDOT’s Gary Erenrich Moderates Session at Global Mass Transit Report Conference
MCDOT’s Acting Deputy Director Gary Erenrich moderated a national conference session on policy guidance for transit management and safety issues. Read more.
MCDOT Accepting Applications for Landscaping and Photography Competitions
MCDOT is accepting applications for its 30th Annual Keep Montgomery County Clean and Green (formerly Keep Montgomery County Beautiful) Landscaping and 25th Annual Amateur Photography competitions. The focus of the Landscape Beautification Contest has changed to emphasize environmentally sensitive plantings that eschew non-native and invasive species, help reduce stormwater runoff, minimize water use, provide wildlife habitat, and keep pesticides and fertilizers out of local streams. Read more.
New Report Shows Traffic Crashes Cost Employers $47.4 Billion in 2013 (From March 3, 2016 Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Newsletter)
A new report, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, highlights ways businesses can help save lives and money through roadway safety education in the workplace. Read more.
MARCH 18, 2016
MCDOT Conducts Intensive Effort to Fill Potholes
Earlier this month, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) began conducting an intensive effort to fill the County’s potholes. Since January, the department has filled more than 1,000 potholes reported through MC311 and others crews encountered as they made their rounds. Read more.
First of 57 New Ride On Buses Have Arrived
New Ride On buses have begun arriving in the County and as soon as they are checked and approved, are being put into service. By June, riders will see 57 new buses that will be replacing the oldest buses in Ride On’s fleet.
The Senior Connection Wins National Award; Senior Connection Seeking More Volunteer Drivers
The National Volunteer Transportation Center (NVTC), which recognizes outstanding volunteer transportation programs across the country, selected the Senior Connection as its Grand STAR Award winner. The Senior Connection is the largest provider of free, escorted transportation in Montgomery County and is seeking more volunteer drivers.Read more.