Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Go Montgomery! November 20, 2017

WMATA to Close Red Line Between Silver Spring and Fort Totten November 25-December 10In Addition, Silver Spring, Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont Stations Will be Closed December 2-3    Read more.


MCDOT Adding Another Option for Pay-By-Phone Parking

MCDOT recently contracted with Parkmobile, in addition to MobileNow!, to offer parking patrons more pay-by-phone payment options. MCDOT is phasing in the ability to use Parkmobile for County on-street, lot and garage meters over the next six months. Read more.


County Cable Montgomery Features MCDOT’s Snow Preparation Efforts

Montgomery County's most dedicated employees are getting ready for old man winter. Susan Kenedy has more on preparations for this upcoming season. View.


Metro Seeks Public Input on Changes to Improve Access to the MTA's Purple Line Project

At the request of the State of Maryland, Metro is considering changes at the Bethesda, Silver Spring and New Carrollton Metrorail stations to improve customer access to Maryland Transit Administration Purple Line facilities. Attend an open house, complete an online survey or provide feedback. Read more.


MCDOT’s BRT Manager to be Featured Speaker at Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance Meeting

MCDOT Rapid Transit System Development Manager Joana Conklin will be a featured speaker at the next event sponsored by the Suburban Maryland Transportation Alliance, a group that advocates for for transit and roadway improvements.  Register here.


Leggett Seeks Applicants for Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee

County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill four public member vacancies (including a representative of people with disabilities) on the Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Traffic Safety Advisory Committee. The application deadline is December 6.  Read more and apply online.


Status of the Wheaton Revitalization Project

Excavation for the building and garage foundations continues and is scheduled to finish in early-January 2018. Follow the project’s progress through an on-site camera video. Weekly progress newsletters are available online.


Ride On’s Executive Connector Proving to be Popular Travel Option for Employees Near White Flint Metro

For those who work on Executive Boulevard or East Jefferson Street between Old Georgetown and Montrose roads, Ride On’s Executive Connector service is proving to be a fast and easy way to travel to and from work. View schedule.


Montgomery County Becomes First in the State to Have Protected Bicycle Infrastructure on State Highways

Montgomery County is the first jurisdiction in Maryland to provide green bicycle pavement markings on state roads. Read more


MCDOT to Replace Culverts Under Kinster Drive in Germantown

MCDOT will close a section of Kinster Drive for about four months for an emergency replacement of failed pipes under the road. Read more.


MCDOT Park(ing) Day Celebration Featured in The Parking Professional, November Issue

View the creative uses of parking spaces as communities from across the country participated in this year’s worldwide event.

November 20, 2017



Transportation Holiday Schedule for Thanksgiving Day, November 23

  • Ride On will follow a Sunday schedule
  • Metrorail and Metrobus
    information is available at online.
  • TRiPS Commuter Store at the Silver Spring Transit Center and the Mobile Commuter Store will be closed.
View all Montgomery County government closures online.  


County Report This Week Highlights Ride On extRa

County Council President Roger Berliner and MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh take a trip on Ride On extRa – the County’s new limited stop service between the Lakeforest Transit Center and the Medical Center Metro Station. Watch now.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Go Montgomery! November 8, 2015

Go Montgomery

Leggett Holds Briefing on County’s Snow Preparedness

County Executive Ike Leggett discussed the County’s readiness for winter storms at MCDOT’s Gaithersburg Depot in front of the largest salt barn on the east coast. Joining Leggett were MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh,  MCDOT Highway Services Chief Richard Dorsey and County Councilmember Sidney Katz.


County Leaf Vacuum Collection Underway; Will Continue Through Mid-December

MCDOT collects leaves in the vacuum leaf collection district twice on every street. The schedule is available online. Read more.


Residents Can Learn More About the US 29 BRT at an Open House

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on US 29 will be the first of its kind in the State of Maryland. Join the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) at one of three open houses in November and learn how the BRT will provide an easier, faster, more reliable, and less stressful way to travel. Read more.  En Espanol.


Ride On Public Forum to be Held on New US 29 Limited Stop Service to Begin in January

On November 29, Ride On will hold a public forum to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on a new, limited stop service along US 29 (Columbia Pike) called Route 129 that will operate between the Spring Transit Center and the Burtonsville Park and Ride Lot. Read more.


Highway Services to Make Emergency Repairs to Major Culvert on Kinster Drive in Germantown

Three, 96-inch, corrugated metal storm drain pipes underneath Kinster Drive have failed and Highway Services will begin a four-month project to replace them. The project will require closure of a portion of the road. Read more.


Leggett Presents Two-Year “Vision Zero” Action Plan

County Executive Isiah Leggett presented his Two-Year “Vision Zero” Action Plan toward eliminating severe and fatal collisions in Montgomery County. Read more.


MCDOT’s Mobile Commuter Store Featured on CCM

County Cable Montgomery featured MCDOT’s ADA accessible Mobile Commuter Store in a recent story. Watch Now


County Launches 2017 Online Resident Survey

Montgomery County has launched an online survey to gauge residents’ opinions of their local government, its services and their quality of life. Take the survey between November 1 and 15 in English, Spanish, or Chinese.  Learn more about the survey.Take the online survey.


Update on Wheaton Revitalization Project

Main project activities include excavation for the building and garage foundations, which should continue into early January 2018. Demolition of the Mid-County Regional Services Center Building will begin in December. View live camera footage of the project’s progress online. 


Metro Riders' Advisory Council Seeks Volunteers

Metro's Riders' Advisory Council is seeking candidates to fill available positions on the volunteer council. Learn more and apply online.


November 8, 2017


MCDOT Preparing for Winter Storm Season
MCDOT held an all-day exercise to test the preparedness of the County’s snow plans and fleet. Read more. New this year is a map that shows the 60-plus miles of sidewalks MCDOT is responsible for clearing. 
Watch the following 30-to-60 second videos to learn more about how you can be prepared for winter weather:
Visit the County’s snow portal for more information.


Be a Good Neighbor When Parking Dockless Bikes

A dockless bikeshare demonstration project in Silver Spring is providing new travel options – and an opportunity to be a good neighbor when parking a bike by ensuring it is not blocking access for pedestrians, transit users, or those who use a wheelchair or have mobility impairments. Park on publicly-owned land or use the preferred parking areas marked by signs along Ellsworth Street next to Veteran’s Plaza and behind the Silver Spring Transit Center along Ripley Street. See map.