News and information about transportation, including roads, transit, hiker-biker trails and pedestrian safety.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Go Montgomery! November 20, 2018
Holiday Season Marks Beginning of Dangerous Driving Period for Fatal Alcohol-Related Crashes
The extended Thanksgiving holiday is one of the most heavily traveled times of the year. Thanksgiving Eve is also known as one of the busiest nights for bars and restaurants, making it an especially dangerous holiday for alcohol-related collisions. More.
End of Daylight Savings Time Marks Dangerous Time for Pedestrians and Bicyclists
Safety experts warn that the end of daylight savings time brings darker evening commuting hours, and is typically the time of year when crashes spike. Unfortunately, this has proven true with the County’s recent spate of pedestrian and bicycle collisions. Learn more about what is being done to curtail crashes through the County’s Vision Zero Plan and the region’s Street Smart campaign.
MCDOT to Hold Public Workshop on US 29 Mobility and Reliability Study Meeting
Street Smart Virtual Reality Challenge Teaches Safety and Awareness
Washington area officials kicked-off the fall Street Smart campaign with a Virtual Reality Challenge. Street Smart is a regional pedestrian and bicyclist safety education and enforcement effort held every fall and spring. Read more.See safety tips.
Volunteer to Help Improve MCDOT’s Website
MCDOT is redesigning its website and needs your help. If you are interested in commenting online about the website’s proposed organization, design elements and other aspects, sign up online. MCDOT appreciates your input!
Traffic Calming an Effective Tool in Improving Safety
Every year, MCDOT plans and completes dozens of traffic calming and intersection improvement projects to slow speeding traffic, including installing speed humps, traffic circles and curb extensions. The latest project under construction is a roundabout at the intersection of Kerry Lane, Glendale Road and Kerry Road in Chevy Chase.
MCDOT’s BRT Groundbreaking Ceremony Featured in Passenger Transport
The American Public Transportation Association recently heralded the start of construction for Montgomery County’s first Bus Rapid Transit line that will operate between downtown Silver Spring and Burtonsville. See full article.
Washington Suburban Transit Commission to Hold Public Forums
The Washington Suburban Transit Commission (WSTC) will be holding public forums in both Montgomery and Prince George’s counties to collect feedback on transit-oriented projects in the region. The Montgomery County forum is December 6. Read more or learn about the WSTC.
November 20, 2018
Transportation Holiday Schedule for November 22, Thanksgiving Day
County offices – Closed. Ride On – Sunday schedule. TRiPS Mobile and Commuter Store – Closed. Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters – Free.
MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh honored County Executive Ike Leggett for his dedication and commitment to strengthening Montgomery County’s transportation services.
Wheaton Revitalization Project Update
Next week, County Executive Ike Leggett and MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh will view the project’s milestone as the underground parking garage reaches ground level. Read more about the project’s construction and follow the progress in real time by viewing the on-site camera.