Friday, March 24, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett today announced that “Flash” is the winner in the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) contest to select a name for the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System. MCDOT’s two-month contest provided residents the opportunity to choose from three suggested names or propose their own, and “Flash” received the most votes. Anyone who participated in the naming contest was eligible to be randomly selected for a gift card or other small prizes, as well as the “grand prize.” Read more.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and Montgomery County Department of Transportation Director Al Roshdieh celebrated the opening of five, new Bikeshare stations in Wheaton that link the business district with Metro and nearby residences. Read more.
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is holding two, identical open houses for those who would like to learn more and provide input about transportation projects planned for the Clarksburg area. Attend either Tuesday, March 28 or Wednesday, April 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Clarksburg High School Cafeteria. Read more.
During the County’s Earth Month celebration sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be promoting Transportation Week with activities and events that inform the public about its commitment to the environment and transportation alternatives that are more sustainable. Read more about planned activities.
Interested in learning more about a Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) sidewalk, bikepath, bridge or road project? MCDOT’s Division of Transportation Engineering uses Twitter to post progress reports and pictures during construction: Read more.
Ride On is encouraging its bus riders to take a short, two-minute survey and provide feedback about their passenger experience. Take the survey online.
Look for MCDOT’s Booth at this Year’s Greenfest May 6; Participate in the Montgomery County GreenFest as a Vendor or Exhibitor
MCDOT is committed to sustainable practices and improving the environment. Learn more about what MCDOT is doing to create an even more progressive transportation system at this year’s Greenfest on Saturday, May 6 at the Bohrer Park and Activity Center in Gaithersburg. Interested in becoming an exhibitor or plant or food truck vendor? Registration is now open.
MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh and Division of Transportation Engineering Chief Bruce Johnston congratulated staff upon their successful completion of the Elmhirst Parkway Bridge project. Read more.
Monday, March 13, 2017
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) invites the public to attend one of two remaining Open Houses in March to learn more about BRT, Bus Rapid Transit, that is coming to Montgomery County. BRT is a comfortable, reliable, new transit option and US 29 will be the first corridor to have the service. Read more. With snow expected this evening and tomorrow, the Open Houses could be affected, so check the County’s Storm Information Portal for the latest information about possible closures and cancellations.
This winter hasn’t seen much snow, so residents may need a reminder about how to prepare and deal with snow before tonight’s predicted storm. To help, view five, short, snow videos produced by Montgomery County that provide key information to residents about what to expect during snow storms:
The County’s new Winter Storm Information Portal hasn’t gotten much of a workout this year. However, it consolidates everything about snow in one handy online location. Stay informed about the latest delays and closings, check the status of plowing in your neighborhood, submit a service request, or get more snow-related information.
During construction of the Purple Line and Capital Crescent Trail, the existing Georgetown Branch Trail will be closed to ensure public safety. MCDOT is seeking public input on a proposed interim trail route at an open house planned for Wednesday, March 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Room B of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.
MCDOT will be improving the County’s infrastructure with the following projects:
- Residential roadway resurfacing in the Heritage Farm neighborhood in Potomac beginning in late March.
- Roadway patching in Kemp Mill in Silver Spring beginning in April.
- Concrete repair and replacement in Wheaton Woods, Rockville, beginning in late-March and Stonebridge in Potomac beginning in mid-March.
- Storm drainage improvement on Oakmont Street in Gaithersburg beginning in March.
MCDOT Safe Routes to School Coordinator Nadji Kirby was one of 20 people chosen from around the country to be a member of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership Local Leaders Advisory Committee. Read more.
Watch Two Videos on MCDOT’s Bridge Management Program and Replacement of the Whites Ferry Road Bridge
Registration is now open for the region’s annual Bike to Work Day, which will be held on Friday, May 19. Sponsored by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, the day celebrates bicycling as a clean, fun, and healthy way to get to work. The first 16,000 people to register and visit a pit stop will receive a free T-shirt and refreshments, and be entered in a raffle for a new bicycle. Register now.
Residents and businesses who want to receive targeted updates about Purple Line construction activities that may affect them can sign up for notifications from the Maryland Transit Administration via email, text message and or phone. Read more.
The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration is reconstructing an intersection in Bethesda and has begun a new phase of the project on southbound MD 187 (Old Georgetown Road), from Beech Avenue to Oakmont Avenue. Read more.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Seven New Bikeshare Stations Installed in Takoma Park and Wheaton, Bringing Total in Montgomery County to 66
|New Bikeshare Station at New Hampshire and Kirklynn Avenues|
On February 15, MCDOT installed two new Bikeshare stations in the City of Takoma Park that extend the Bikeshare network east towards the Takoma/Langley Transit Center. Read more.
In addition, this week, MCDOT is installing five Bikeshare stations in downtown Wheaton and a sixth station will be added in late spring. Read more.
|Bikeshare 15-dock station is #62 located at Wheaton Metro Center|
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) invites the public to attend one of three identical Open Houses in March to learn more about BRT, Bus Rapid Transit, which is coming to Montgomery County. BRT is a comfortable, reliable, new transit option and US 29 will be the first corridor to have the service. Read more.
Public Invited to Attend Special Pedestrian Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee Meeting on Vision Zero
The County’s Pedestrian Bicycle and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee (PBTSAC) will hold a special meeting to discuss the development of a two-year Vision Zero action plan to implement Vision Zero in Montgomery County. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lobby Auditorium of the Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville. Vision Zero is an initiative being adopted in many U.S. communities and abroad to prevent traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries among vehicle occupants, bicyclists and pedestrians. Read more.