Friday, June 9, 2017

Go Montgomery! June 9, 2017


No Metrorail Service Will be Provided June 17 to 25 Between Shady Grove and Twinbrook During Metro’s SafeTrack Surge #16: Affected Red Line Passengers are Urged to Seek Alternatives

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) last SafeTrack surge -- Surge #16 – will completely close the Shady Grove and Rockville Red Line stations from Saturday, June 17 through Sunday, June 25. 


Leggett Breaks Ground for Bold Wheaton Revitalization

MCDOT is leading the effort to remake the downtown Wheaton Triangle by constructing a 308,000-square-foot, LEED Platinum County office building, a new Town Square civic space and underground parking garage.


MCDOT Installs 70th Bikeshare Station at Key West Avenue and Great Seneca Highway

An 11-dock station, purchased by the developers of Camden Shady Grove, is now open to the public at Key West Avenue and Great Seneca Highway. 


County Council Approves Change to Ride On Fares

To keep Ride On bus fares consistent with rates approved by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the Montgomery County Council approved transit rate changes that will begin June 25, 2017. 

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MCDOT to Install Smart Parking Meters in Wheaton Starting Next Week

MCDOT's Division of Parking will install about 400 “smart” parking meters in Wheaton starting next week. The smart meters expand payment options for parking customers to include credit cards in addition to coins and pay by cell.


MCDOT’s Sustainability Policy Featured in County Executive Ike Leggett’s Stand on the Paris Climate Agreement

County Executive Ike Leggett joined leaders from throughout the nation in declaring support for U.S. leadership in reducing carbon emissions. MCDOT’s Sustainability Policy: Moving Forward Together was featured as one of the ways Montgomery County is working to improve environmental quality. 


MCDOT Wins Grant from Transportation Planning Board to Improve Bikeway Safety

MCDOT has won a $60,000 grant from the Transportation Land-Use Connections Program to develop multilingual/ADA materials to help educate pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers about ways to use new bicycle infrastructure that is designed to enhance safety.  


The Divisions of Traffic Engineering and Operations and Highway Services Collaborate on Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project

To improve pedestrian safety and reduce congestion, MCDOT will install a new traffic roundabout at Bradmoor Drive and Roosevelt Street in Bethesda; make modifications to the sidewalks, curbs and gutters; add new signage, markings and crosswalks; and make other minor repairs.


MCDOT to Replace Piney Meetinghouse Road Bridge over Watts Branch

During this summer’s Montgomery County Public Schools break, MCDOT will close Piney Meetinghouse Road to replace the 1950-vintage Piney Meetinghouse Road Bridge over Watts Branch. The project will include four-foot shoulders to accommodate on-road bicyclists and pedestrians.


Citizen Advisory Boards to Host Capital Improvements Program Budget Forums in June/July

Individuals and groups are invited to provide input into the County’s next six-year capital construction budget by attending public forums that will be held by local citizen advisory boards.  


Montgomery County Police Conduct StreetSmart Crackdown on Drivers to Keep Pedestrians Safe

A Montgomery County Police traffic enforcement sting was featured on WJLA, Channel 7 news. Police issued 76 citations and 17 warnings during a few hours on May 24. Watch story online.


SHA to Hold Public Hearing on MD 28/MD 198 Project on June 19

SHA will hold a public hearing to obtain input on a planned project on MD 28, Norbeck Road, MD 198 and Spencerville Road/Sandy Spring Road. 


AARP Offering Smart Driver Course  

AARP is offering its Smart Driver course at the Holiday Park Senior Center in Wheaton, 3050 Ferrara Drive, on Tuesday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 


SHA Will Close Lanes and Sidewalks along Wisconsin Avenue at 1 Bethesda Metro on June 10, 11 and 17

SHA will close two southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue and the adjacent sidewalk at 1 Bethesda Metro in downtown Bethesda on Saturday, June 10; Sunday, June 11; and Saturday, June 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


JUNE 9, 2017




Highway Services Continues Warm Weather Infrastructure Improvements
MCDOT’s Highway Services ongoing roadway, curb and gutter improvement projects include:


Ride On Food Drive Collects Nearly 6,000 Pounds of Food During Give and Ride Week

During the Montgomery County Ride On bus system's annual “Give and Ride” food drive, bus passengers received free rides by donating nonperishable food for County residents who are experiencing hunger.