Friday, October 27, 2017

Go Montgomery! October 27, 2017


Dockless Bikeshare Begins in Silver Spring

Two dockless bikeshare companies, Limebike and Ofo, have begun operations in Silver Spring, making Montgomery County the first suburban jurisdiction in the U.S. to have such a system. Read more.


Tuesday is Last Day to Take Ride On extRa for Free

Try Ride On extRa while it’s still free. The limited stop service between the Lakeforest Transit Center and Medical Center Metro operates during rush hours. Read more.


Roshdieh to Participate in Community Meeting on Bicycling

County Council Vice President Hans Riemer and Council President Roger Berliner, the County Planning Department, MCDOT and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association will host a community meeting on Wednesday, November 1 to discuss bicycling issues in and around Bethesda. Read more.


Highway Services Completes Projects to Benefit the Environment Under Partnership with DEP

This year, MCDOT swept about 4,000 lane miles of roads and removed 700 tons of abrasives and debris left behind after the winter snow season that would otherwise have found their way into storm drains and eventually waterways. MCDOT also cleaned five miles of pervious pavement to improve stormwater filtering performance. Read more.


Follow the Progress of the Wheaton Revitalization Project

View construction activity through a camerainstalled at the site. The Mid-County Regional Services Center building will be demolished in December to make way for the new Town Center. Learn more.


MCDOT’s Community Service Day Bike Donation Event a Success

As part of Community Service Week, MCDOT sponsored a bicycle drive and collected 120 child and adult bikes, 21 bike helmets, bike wheels, training wheels and bike gears, all of which were donated to Rockville Bike Hub. Read more.


New Same-Day Service for Metro Access Customers Available in Montgomery County

Abilities-Ride is a new same-day service for MetroAccess customers. In Montgomery County, Regency Taxi will be the primary service provider, with some support from other transportation providers. Regency calls this program "ARMON." Read more.


Leggett Seeks Applicants for Taxicab Services Commission

County Executive Ike Leggett is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Taxicab Services Commission for a non-owner taxicab driver. The deadline to apply is November 8. Read more and apply online.


POSTPONED: Public Hearing Planned for October 31 for Abandonment of Portion of Right-of-Way Along Second Avenue and Fenwick Lane Silver Spring

A public hearing planned for Tuesday, October 31 has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a future date.


MCDOT to Hold Public Hearings on Construction of Three Sidewalks

On November 7, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation will hold public hearings to present information about proposals to build three sidewalk projects in Kensington, Barnesville and Silver Spring. Read more.


October 27, 2017



Highway Continues Concrete Repair and Replacement Projects Before Winter 


SoberRide Offering Free Rides This Weekend

The Washington Region Alcohol Program’s 2017 Halloween SoberRide program will be offering free rides on Lyft for up to $15 between 10 p.m., Saturday, October 28 and 4 a.m. Sunday, October 29. Read more.


Transportation Holiday Schedule on Veterans Day, November 10

Ride On and Metrorail and Metrobus will operate on holiday schedules and the TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store will not operate. The TRiPS Commuter Store in the Silver Spring Transit Center will be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. A list of all County government closures is available online.