News and information about transportation, including roads, transit, hiker-biker trails and pedestrian safety.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Go Montgomery! December 20, 2017
MCDOT Continues Making Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Improvements Along Arlington Road in Bethesda; Recent Study Recommendations Already Being Implemented
MCDOT recently completed a wide-ranging safety evaluation of the entire length of Arlington Road in Bethesda that recommended improvements to make this corridor safer for pedestrians and motorists. Read more.
Dockless Bikeshare Expands to Takoma Park
The City of Takoma Park has joined MCDOT’s Dockless Bikeshare Pilot Program, expanding the availability of Limebike, Mobike, Ofo and Spin bikes into Takoma Park. Read More.
County’s Legislative Priorities for 2018 State Session Detailed
Montgomery County has outlined its transportation and other priorities for the 2018 State Legislative Session Transportation. Read more.
SoberRide Free Rides Now Available Through January 1, 2018
Those ages 21 or older can take advantage of WRAP's 2017 Holiday SoberRide program, in partnership with Lyft, that will be offered nightly between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. from Friday, December 15, 2017 until Monday, January 1, 2018. Read more.
MCDOT Replacing Three Failed Storm Drains Under Kinster Drive in Germantown
This emergency repair project will take about four months to complete and requires closure of Kinster Drive. Read more.
Red Line Waterproofing Project Extended
Metro is advising customers of evening and weekend service changes on the Red Line starting Friday, December 22, and continuing through Thursday, February 15, to extend a water leak-mitigation project and improve reliability. Trains will single track during the evening and late-night hours on weeknights, in addition to weekends. Read more.
Learn More About the Law Requiring Motorists to Stop for School Buses
Ride On’s Bus Stop Improvement Program Presented on National ADA Network Webinar
Ride On Customer Amenities Unit Manager Stacy Coletta and Department of General Services ADA Title II Compliance Manager Nancy G. Greene were invited to present a webinar to the National ADA Network on MCDOT’s bus stop improvement program. Read more.
Three Public Right-of-Way Abandonment Public Hearings Scheduled for January 23
MCDOT will hold three public hearings on January 23 in the Executive Office Building (101 Monroe Street, Rockville) Lobby Auditorium to consider requests for public right-of-way abandonments of a 30-foot storm drain in the Cedar Ridge Subdivision, Laytonsvlle; storm drain right-of-way along Harness Point Way, Clarksburg Town Center Subdivision; and a portion of Planning Place adjoining 8787 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring. Read more.
Planning Board to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Bicycle Master Plan
The Montgomery County Planning Board will hold a public hearing on the draft Bicycle Master Plan on January 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Planning Department headquarters, 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD. Get more information or provide written comments by email.
County Holds Recognition Ceremony for NACo Award Winners, Including Five for MCDOT
Montgomery County recently held a ceremony to recognize the departments and individuals who won awards from the National Association of Counties. MCDOT won awards for the following projects: GIS Data Collection of Culverts; Mobile Automatic Vehicle Locator; Uninterruptable Power Supply / Battery Backup for Traffic Signals; Ride-On Route 301 – Tobytown Isolated Community; and Nebel Street One-Way Separated Bike Lanes Project. Award winners are listed on NACo’s website.
Connect with Other Commuters Using the CarpoolNow App
Commuter Connections' free CarpoolNow app makes carpooling convenient by matching drivers and riders heading in the same direction. Learn more about CarpoolNow.
Updates on Wheaton Revitalization Project
Excavation for the building foundation is nearly complete and is expected to be done by late-January. Excavation for the south Tower Crane footer is complete, the concrete foundation will be placed next week and the tower crane will be delivered and erected on January 6, weather permitting. Sign up for updates or view the on-site camera.