Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Go Montgomery! January 9, 2018


Sixth Bikeshare Station Installed in Wheaton

A Bikeshare station funded by AVA Wheaton was installed by MCDOT today, expanding Wheaton’s Bikeshare network to six stations. Installation of the station had to wait until the AVA development was nearly complete Read more.


Attend an Open House About the MD 355 BRT

Meet the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) team and get information about future plans for MD 355. Three open houses will be held on January 22, 24 and February 1. Learn more.


MCDOT Smart Traffic Signal Pilot Project Featured on NBC 4

A pilot project using Adaptive Signal Technology on Montrose Parkway is testing how well new automated systems that automatically adjust traffic signals based on traffic conditions may improve traffic flow. Watch Channel 4’s story.


Wheaton Revitalization Progress

Excavation for the building foundation continues and is expected to be completed by the end of January, weather permitting. Additional street lighting has been added along Reedie Drive and Triangle Lane. View the progress in real time or get more information about the project.


NHTSA Offers Winter Driving Tips

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers videos, fact sheets, and tips to ensure you and your vehicle are prepared for winter driving: NHTSA Winter Driving Tips


Commuter Connections Launches Flextime Rewards Program

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Commuter Connections program has launched Flextime Rewards to encourage commuters to take advantage of flexible work schedules offered by their employers and help them avoid traveling during peak congestion periods, major incidents, or higher-than-average traffic days, including portions of the Beltway and I-270. Read more.


Purple Line Now: Envisioning the Purple Line Series to Feature Maryland Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn

Secretary Pete Rahn will discuss the Purple Line on Thursday, January 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Takoma/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College. The event is open to the public and tickets are free. All spaces have been reserved; however, click here to be added to the waiting list.


UMD Students Release "People of the Purple Line (in the Silver Spring Regional Area)" Story Map

Three University of Maryland (UMD) students, working with the UMD's Smart Growth Center and the Silver Spring Regional Center, just released an interactivePeople of the Purple Line (in the Silver Spring Regional Area) Story Map, which complements a similar effort underway for the full line.


SmarTrip Cards Will No Longer Allow Negative Balances

Metro reminds customers that, starting Monday, January 8, SmarTrip cards will no longer work when they have a negative balance. Read more.


January 9, 2018