Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Go Montgomery! February 28, 2018


MCDOT to Hold Public Hearing on Establishing Residential Permit Parking in Purple Line Impact Areas in East Silver Spring

A public hearing will be held Wednesday, February 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Silver Spring Civic Building. Learn more.


Safety Tips for Biking

Thinking about trying out bikeshare or taking advantage of the County’s new protected bike lanes? Stay safe by following Street Smart biking tips


Two Red Line Stations to Close for Maintenance This Summer

From July 21 through Labor Day, Metro will shut down the Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations on the Red Line for maintenance and conduct other projects this summer and fall that will affect every line. Read more.


Exhibitors and Vendors Can Register for 4th Annual Montgomery County GreenFest to be Held May 5

The 4th Annual Greenfest, Montgomery County’s largest environmental festival, will take place on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event will be held at Jesup Blair Park in Silver Spring. Online registration is now open. Read more.


Single Lane Closures Planned Along Rockville Pike in March and April as Construction Begins on Intersection Improvements

As part of MCDOT’s MD 355 Crossing Project at the Medical Center Metro Station, single lane closures are planned for weekdays during March and April between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. as construction begins on intersection Improvements at Rockville Pike/Jones Bridge Road/Center Drive and at Rockville Pike/Woodmont Avenue.  Read more.


Mobile Commuter Store is On the Go

Want to buy Ride On passes or MARC train tickets or purchase or add value to a SmarTrip card? Stop by MCDOT’s Mobile Commuter Store for these and other commuter services or one-on-one assistance. Check the store’s upcoming schedule for a location near you. 


Consider SoberRide for a Free Ride Home on St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrating on St. Patrick's Day? SoberRide is a great option for getting home safely. Get a FREE ride (up to $15). Learn more.

Public Hearing Planned Concerning Abandonment of a Portion of Reed Street
A public hearing is planned to obtain public input on a proposed abandonment of a 3,303-square-foot portion of Reed Street in Bethesda. The hearing will be held on Wednesday March 28, at 7 p.m., in the Executive Office Building Lobby Auditorium, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville. Read more.

February 28, 2018



Upcoming MCDOT Resurfacing and Concrete Projects

Latest Update on Wheaton  Revitalization Project -
Demolition of the Regional Services Center Building has begun. Read more about the project’s progress.

Crucial Wheaton-Area Community Services Open in New Permanent Spot - With the closing of the Mid County Regional Services Center, Proyecto Salud Clinic, the Gilchrist Immigration Resource Center, the Adult Behavioral Health Program and Mid County United Ministries are now open in their new permanent homes. Read more.

Information on Wheaton Revitalization Now Available in Spanish - See the County’s website.
Regional Services Center Demolition

Friday, February 16, 2018

Go Montgomery! February 15, 2018



County Efforts to Eliminate Grosvenor Turnbacks May Be Successful According to the Washington Post

In October 2017, County Executive Ike Leggett sent a letter to WMATA General Manager Paul Wiedefeld requesting that all Red Line Metrorail trains continue through to the Shady Grove Station instead of alternating trains turning back at the Grosvenor Station. The Montgomery County Councilmembers of the County’s delegationto the Maryland General Assembly and residents also testified in favor of eliminating the turnbacks.


MCDOT to Hold Public Hearing on February 28 to Consider Creation of Purple Line Parking Impact Areas

MCDOT wants public input on a proposal to create several new Residential Permit Parking Areas (RPPAs) in East Silver Spring in neighborhoods within 4,000 feet of Purple Line light rail stations.
  *Public Hearing Notice.
  *RPPA Frequently Asked Questions:    English and En Espanol.
  *RPPA Guidelines Executive Regulation.
  *Map of Proposed RPPA Areas.


    MCDOT to Hold Three US 29 BRT Open Houses in March

    Learn more about the Bus Rapid Transit system planned for US 29 at an open house. Attend one of the events on March 15, 20 or 21 in Silver Spring or White Oak. See details about the open houses


    Roadway Resurfacing Projects to Resume in March

    MCDOT’s Highway Services Division will resume paving projects next month, weather permitting. Paving projects will start in the Wyngate Neighborhood, Bethesda and Rosemary Hills, Silver Spring.


    Public Meeting Planned About Proposed Goldsboro Road Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements

    MCDOT seeks public input on proposed improvements to one-mile of Goldsboro Road between MacArthur Boulevard and River Road. The public meeting will be held Thursday, March 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Walt Whitman High School Cafeteria, 7100 Whittier Boulevard, Bethesda. Read more.


    Ride On Bus Operator Oralee Jackson Received Kudos from a Satisfied Customer

    Ride On recently received an email about Oralee Jackson’s exceptional customer service. The passenger said that Jackson is “….an excellent driver. She is on time and keeps the bus warm for us….. She is always smiling and ready to do her job. I truly would like to give her ‘Kudos’ for her service to us. My commute is long in the morning, but I look forward to getting into her bus.”


    Update on the Wheaton Revitalization Project

    Excavation for the building foundation is complete. Demolition of the Regional Services Center Building has begun and is expected to take about six weeks to complete.  View construction on the site.  


    MCDOT and Connect-A-Ride Sponsoring Ride Smart Public Transit Travel Training on March 7 and 8

    Ride Smart is a free, public transit, travel training workshop for those ages 50 and older. Learn how to comfortably travel on Ride On, Metro bus, Metrorail; get a Senior SmartTrip card; and more at the two-day workshop. Read more.


    Learn More About Transportation Options for Seniors and Disabled Adults from Connect-A-Ride

    The Jewish Council for the Aging's (JSA) Connect-A-Ride is a free information and referral service about transportation options for seniors and disabled adults in Montgomery County.  For more information call 301-738-3252 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or email


    Older Driver Safety Education and Resources

    Montgomery County’s departments of Police and Health and Human Services have partnered with the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration to educate the public about older driver safety. Read more.


    February 15, 2018