News and information about transportation, including roads, transit, hiker-biker trails and pedestrian safety.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Go Montgomery! November 8, 2015
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.
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:
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.