News and information about transportation, including roads, transit, hiker-biker trails and pedestrian safety.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Go Montgomery!! June 30, 2017
Ride On to Operate on a Saturday Schedule on Tuesday, July 4
Only Routes with Saturday service will operate. Visit www.RideOnBus.com for more information.
Ride On Assists During SafeTrack Surge 16
To assist WMATA, MCDOT’s Ride On used five buses to shuttle 1,000 passengers a day during the most recent Surge that closed the Shady Grove and Rockville Metrorail stations for about a week. Read more about other ways MCDOT assisted.
Spring Street Separated Bike Lanes Under Construction
Separated bike lanes in downtown Silver Spring will run along Spring Street from Second Avenue on the west to Ellsworth Drive and will continue along Cedar Street to Wayne Avenue. Follow the progress on Twitter at #bikeMD #SpringStreetBikeLane or learn more online.
MCDOT Makes Going Car Lite or Car Free Easier by Providing Parking Spaces for Zipcar
MCDOT has designated 55 on-street, lot and garage parking spaces in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Wheaton, North Bethesda and Friendship Heights to Zipcar vehicles. Check locations online.
SoberRide Offering Free Rides on Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4
The Washington Region Alcohol Program’s (WRAP) 2017 Independence Day SoberRide program will be offering free rides on Lyft of up to $15 between 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 4 and 2 a.m., Wednesday, July 5. Read more.
Bike to Work Day 2017 Breaks Records
This year's D.C.-area Bike to Work Day broke records as one of the nation's largest Bike to Work Day (BTWD) events. Read more.
Ride On Participates in Age-Friendly Montgomery Initiative
To raise seniors’ awareness of transportation and mobility options, Ride On is promoting its Call-n-Ride discounted taxi service, Connect-A-Ride transportation information and referral service, and free Ride Onservice for seniors and persons with disabilities. Read more..
MCDOT Hosts Visiting Groups from Uganda and South Korea
MCDOT’s Highway Services is a regular stop for visiting delegations from the International Road Foundation (IRF), which promotes dialogue and shares program ideas across multinational borders and among agencies. Read more.
MDOT SHA Making Improvements on Darnestown Road and Veirs Mill Road
This summer, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) is resurfacing and making safety improvements on Darnestown Road and Veirs Mill Road. Read more.
Public Comments Sought on Bicycle Master Plan
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking comments on their preliminary bikeway recommendations. View the Bikeway ReactMap online.
On July 1, New Regulations to Extend Trail Hours Take Effect
Starting Saturday, July 1, Montgomery Parkshas new rules that allow bikes on paved trails from 5 a.m. to midnight on official paved and natural surface trails. Read more.
June 30, 2017
Highway Services Continues Road Improvement Projects in July