Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Go Montgomery - July 12, 2016



Demand-Based Pricing Begins in Three Bethesda Garages

Beginning this month, Montgomery County Department of Transportation's Division of Parking Management began demand-based pricing at three Bethesda parking garages. Read more.


Portion of the Woodmont/Rugby Garage Now Closed

A portion of the Woodmont-Rugby Garage (Garage 35) in Bethesda has been permanently closed to the public for construction of the 2nd District Police Station. Read more.


Ride On Routes 12 and 13 Detoured During Carroll Avenue Bridge Construction

Ride On routes 12 and 13 will follow a detour for about 18 months as the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration rehabilitates the Carroll Avenue Bridge over Sligo Creek in Takoma Park. Read more.

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County Executive Leggett Announces Latest Phase of Campaign to Reduce Pedestrian Collisions in Parking Lots

County Executive Isiah Leggett announced additional efforts in the County’s ongoing campaign to improve pedestrian safety in parking lots. Read more.


MCDOT Wins Five NACo Awards

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has won five Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties. Read more.


Parking and Traffic Plan for Wheaton Redevelopment Project Available Online

A presentation from a recent community meeting focused on parking and traffic mitigation plans and the Small Business Assistance Program related to the Wheaton Redevelopment Project. Read more.


Public Invited to Ride On Forum about a Proposed Service Expansion in Potomac

The public is invited to a forum to discuss the expansion of Ride On service for Tobytown, a smaller, isolated community in Potomac located south of River Road. Read more.


MCDOT Wins Two Awards for Capital Crescent Garage

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) won two awards for its Capital Crescent Garage project -- an Innovation Award from the National Council for Public Private Partnerships and a Best Real Estate Deal Perseverance Award from the Washington Business Journal.


Volunteer to Help the Bicycle Master Plan Team Locate Bike Racks

Bike racks are an essential part of providing a complete bicycling network, but their availability is limited. Volunteers are needed to help locate existing bike racks in commercial areas and public facilities. Read more.


AAA Reveals Top Driving Distractions for Teens

Over the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period starting at Memorial Day when teen crash deaths historically climb. Read more.


Telework Webinar Now Online

Teleworking offers one of the most effective ways to respond to the unique challenges presented by SafeTrack, the year-long effort to improve the safety and reliability of the Metrorail transit system. Read more.


Metro Announces Major Rehabilitation of Shady Grove Metrorail Elevator

Metro has closed the elevator at the Shady Grove Metrorail station between the east side parking lot Kiss & Ride and the mezzanine. The elevator will be out of service through October 2016. Read more.


JULY 12, 2016



Highway Services Continues Road Resurfacing Projects

This month, resurfacing projects begin in several neighborhoods. Read more.


Free Bikeshare Rides Available on July 16-17

Try Bikeshare for free all weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17. Read more.


Follow These Tips for a Summer of Safety

Montgomery County has put together safety advice from A to Z to make sure everyone has a great summer! Check out the driver, pedestrian and cyclist tips – and lots more online.

MCDOT to Replace Elmhirst Parkway Culvert 
Elmhirst Parkway over Rock Creek will be closed for a culvert replacement beginning in mid-July. Read more.


MCDOT Working to Prevent Spread of Tree-Killing Invasive Beetle

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation's Highway Services Division is fighting the spread of the emerald ash borer. Read more.


Get it Fixed… Call 311

Have a mowing request? See a pothole in need of repair? Tree limbs in the road? Summer is a busy time for resident requests for services. Get what you need from MCDOT by calling 311 or 240-777-0311 from outside the County or visit 311 online to post a service request