Friday, December 1, 2017

Go Montgomery! December 1, 2017


November 30, 2017


MCDOT Wins Grants for Four Bikeshare Stations and Safe Routes to School Program

MCDOT has received a Bikeways Grant Award from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Maryland Bikeways Program to install four bikeshare stations along the Bethesda Trolley Trail. In addition, MCDOT received a grant to conduct pedestrian and traffic safety enforcement and education at targeted schools. Read more.

Spin Dockless Bikeshare Begins in Silver Spring December 8

MCDOT has signed an agreement with Spin dockless bikeshare and 100 bikes will be placed in Silver Spring starting the evening of December 7. Spin is the third company to participate in Montgomery County’s dockless bike demonstration project, joining LimeBike and OfoRead more.


WMATA Seeks Feedback on Access Improvements at Bethesda, Silver Spring and New Carrollton Stations for MTA’s Purple Line Project

WMATA is seeking input on changes at three Metrorail stations. Complete an online survey by December 15 or attend an open house and public hearing on Tuesday, December 5. Read more.

Wheaton Revitalization Progress

Starting in mid-December, the Mid-County Regional Services Center Building will be demolished as part of the planned Plaza development south of Reedie Drive. View the progress in real time or get more information about the project.


Ride On Assists with DEP’s Gift Outside the Box! Campaign

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection is sponsoring a holiday campaign with a little help from MCDOT’s Ride On bus system. Thirty-six buses feature an exterior ad and 250 Ride On buses have an interior bus card promoting making sustainable choices, supporting local businesses and encouraging volunteerism. Read more about the campaign. 

Leggett, Regional Leaders Launch Purple Line Corridor Community Development Agreement

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh and other regional leaders as they committed to create pathways to opportunity for those who work, live and invest in the Purple Line corridor. Read more


Leggett to Hold Five FY19 Operating Budget Forums in January; Residents’ Feedback Crucial in Determining Priorities

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is holding five budget forums, starting January 8, to seek input from residents about the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Operating Budget. Read more.