Friday, February 15, 2019

Go Montgomery! February 14, 2019

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Residents Invited to Weigh in on Silver Spring Metro Turnbacks

Montgomery Council and Metro officials will meet with residents at a February 21 Town Hall to hear perspectives on proposed service improvements to speed the commutes of Forest Glen, Wheaton and Glenmont area residents.

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Transportation Holiday Schedule for Presidents Day

Ride On will run a modified holiday schedule on Monday, February 18.  Click on a route number to see the timetable for each route. Information on Metrorail and Metrobus is available at www.wmata.com. Parking at public garages, lots and curbside meters will be free. TRiPS Commuter Stores in Silver Spring and Friendship Heights will be closed.

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Highway Services Mobilizes for Safe Roads

Highway Services has mobilized for eight winter storms so far this season, with removal of an average accumulation of more than 21 inches of snow and ice from our roadways. With the chance of more winter weather this weekend, check the Go Montgomery snow edition for useful information on being prepared.

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MCDOT Invites Pedestrian Safety Contest Submissions: Don’t Be Distracted!

Students can win up to $500 by getting creative in driving home the importance of pedestrian safety through video or artwork. But hurry! The deadline for contest entry is March 4.

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New Ride On Bus 63X Service: Shady Grove Metro to Gaither Road and Gaither Drive 

Veterans and other residents can now enjoy the new Ride On bus Route 63X express service from the Shady Grove Metro Station to Gaither Road & Gaither Drive. Read more.

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Veirs Mill Road BRT Project Named Finalist by Maryland Quality Initiative

MCDOT’s Veirs Mill Road Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project was recognized as a Planning category award finalist at the recent Maryland Quality Initiative Annual Awards of Excellence dinner.

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New Silver Spring Parking Garage Opens

More parking options are now available in Silver Spring! The Thayer-Silver Spring garage has opened with 155 parking spaces. Read more.

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Construction has begun on US 29 FLASH, the County’s first Bus Rapid Transit Line.

Site excavation and grading are in progress for new curb & gutter, the new bus platform, and the new bus loop at the Briggs Chaney Park and Ride. Follow along on Twitter at @MoCo_DTE.

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Ride On's Route 301 Bus Service to the Glenstone Museum Now Extended to April

The popular Glenstone Museum in Potomac generally requires advance reservations in order to attend, but you do NOT need advance reservations if you take Ride On’s Route 301 bus to get there. Now Through April, four buses will leave daily from the Rockville Metro Station of the Red Line between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday - Sunday.

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MDOT MTA Commuter Bus Route 202 Will Be Discontinued

Maryland Department of Transportation Commuter Bus Route 202, service from Gaithersburg to DOD and Ft. Meade, will be discontinued due to low ridership. The last day of service will be Thursday, February 28, 2019. CommuterDirect.com ticket sales for this route will end February 7 at 2 p.m. As an alternative, passengers may take Commuter Bus Route 201 from Gaithersburg, Shady Grove Metro, Georgia Ave., or Burtonsville Park & Ride to Arundel Mills Mall, then transfer to RTA 502 or AACO AA-202.

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Department of Environmental Protection Storm Drain Art Contest Entries Accepted Through Feb. 22

The annual “Storm Drain Art Contest” uses creative art to emphasize the connection between storm drains, streams and the Chesapeake Bay. DEP believes painting storm drains with educational messages not only brings these important issues to the community, but also beautifies areas with art. Read more.

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February 14, 2019

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Got Some Love for Your Ride On Bus Operator?

If you’ve appreciated superior service on your route, let us know! We’re always looking for feedback.

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County Offices Will Be Closed February 18


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Potholes? MCDOT Repairs Year Round

With freeze and thaw cycles happening several times a week, it’s wise to be on the lookout for potholes.

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Wheaton Revitalization Project Update

Construction on the third floor is wrapping up, and utility work is in progress. Read more about the project’s construction and follow the progress in real time by viewing the on-site camera.
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Monday, January 28, 2019

Go Montgomery! January 28, 2019

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Metro Welcomes Bicycles on Trains at Rush Hour

Metrorail customers can now bring their bikes on trains at any time. Read more.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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Montgomery County Means Business

Check out the 2019 issue of Montgomery County Economic Development and discover the top 10 reasons to live, work and invest in Montgomery County. Read the publication here.

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Metro Restores Free Customer Parking on Saturdays

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.

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January 28, 2019

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Some Ride On Schedules Changed This Month

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus service made several route changes, adding new services. Read more

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MCDOT Issues Inaugural Edition of the White Flint West Project News

The vision for the White Flint West District is to improve sidewalks, bikeways, trails, roads and more. MCDOT has created a website and e-newsletter to provide project updates - subscribe now!

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*SAVE THE DATE*
GREENFEST
SUNDAY, APRIL 28!


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Wheaton Revitalization Project Update

The building’s first and second floor columns have been installed and work has begun on the third floor. Read more about the project’s construction and follow the progress in real time by viewing the on-site camera.
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Friday, January 18, 2019

Go Montgomery! January 18, 2019

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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

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Metro Welcomes Bicycles on Trains at Rush Hour

Metrorail customers can now bring their bikes on trains at any time. Read more.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

smartmeterpay

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.

montcomagazine

Montgomery County Means Business

Check out the 2019 issue of Montgomery County Economic Development and discover the top 10 reasons to live, work and invest in Montgomery County. Read the publication here.

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Metro Restores Free Customer Parking on Saturdays

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.

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January 18, 2019

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County Offices Will Be Closed January 21


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Some Ride On Schedules Changed This Month

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus service made several route changes on Sunday, January 6 to add new services. Read more

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MCDOT Issues Inaugural Edition of the White Flint West Project News

The vision for the White Flint West District is to improve sidewalks, bikeways, trails, roads and more. MCDOT has created a website and e-newsletter to provide project updates - subscribe now!

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*SAVE THE DATE*
GREENFEST
SUNDAY, APRIL 28!


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Wheaton Revitalization Project Update

The building’s first and second floor columns have been installed and work has begun on the third floor. Read more about the project’s construction and follow the progress in real time by viewing the on-site camera.
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