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Friday, January 18, 2019
Go Montgomery! January 18, 2019
Montgomery County Celebrates End of Metro’s Red Line ‘Turnback’ at Grosvenor
Metro has ended the practice of turning back half of Red Line trains at Grosvenor during rush hours. All peak hour morning and afternoon trains leaving Washington, D.C., now travel to the Shady Grove station. Read more.
Metro Welcomes Bicycles on Trains at Rush Hour
Metrorail customers can now bring their bikes on trains at any time. Read more.
MCDOT Joins Elrich in Discussion of the Future of Wheaton
County Executive Marc Elrich and MCDOT met with the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee and residents to discuss a wide range of topics, including the Wheaton Revitalization Project, which is constructing a new 14-story County office building and town square.
Talbot Avenue Bridge in Silver Spring Reopened to Pedestrians
On January 7, MCDOT reopened the Talbot Avenue Bridge to pedestrian traffic after repairing a damaged support beam. Read more.
New Lyttonsville Place Bridge Has Opened
Purple Line Transit Partners opened the new Lyttonsville Place Bridge in Silver Spring. MCDOT closed the Temporary Connection at Stewart Avenue and reinstated Ride On’s Route 2 bus service. Read more.
No Reservations Required When Taking Ride On's Route 301 Bus to Glenstone Museum in Potomac
The popular Glenstone Museum generally requires advance reservations, but none are needed for those who take Ride On’s Route 301 bus to the museum in January and February. Four buses run daily from the Rockville Station between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
New Ride On Bus Service Begun from Clarksburg to Germantown MARC Station
Ride On is now offering rush hour bus service on Route 75 between Germantown MARC Station and the Germantown Transit Center via Germantown Road (MD 118). Read more.
Dockless E-Bikes Now Available in North Bethesda
MCDOT has signed an agreement with LimeBike to allow the company to provide electric dockless bikes (“e-bikes” ) in North Bethesda. Dockless bikeshare began in Silver Spring and Takoma Park last year. Read more.
MCDOT Partnered with Westfield Wheaton Mall on Street Smart Campaign
MCDOT partnered with Westfield Wheaton Mall and the Street Smart team for a virtual reality skills challenge and other pedestrian safety programming. The Street Smart Safety Campaign is aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and deaths in the region.
Elrich Seeks Applicants for Taxicab Services Commission
Montgomery County is seeking applicants to serve on the Taxicab Services Commission. Openings are for one representative of the public and two taxicab industry representatives. Learn more and apply by February 8, 2019.
Two Additional Garages Now Accept Mobile App Payment for Parking
Patrons of the Amherst Garage (Garage 45) in Wheaton and King-13th (Garage 16) in Silver Spring can use MobileNOW! or ParkMobile apps to pay for parking. These free apps help make it easy to find and pay for parking. Learn more at www.mcdotpark.com.
In response to customer feedback, Metro eliminated Saturday parking fees for Metrorail customers. Riders who use Metrorail will park for FREE on weekends, with the exception of special events. Read more.