Thursday, March 19, 2015

Go Montgomery - March 19, 2015

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Roshdieh Praises MCDOT Staff Performance during the Winter Snow Season

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Acting Director Al Roshdieh commended department employees for their exemplary service during this difficult snow season. Read his email to staff: Read More.


Leggett Commends Highway Services' Snow Removal Operations

During his most recent online chat, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett lauded the County’s snow removal response this year stating, “the County's performance in snow removal is easy to assess by the number of telephone calls I've received from residents. Make no mistake about this! By this unscientific measure, our dedicated workers appear to have done.  Read more


Before We Forget about the Snow, Nominate Neighbors Who Helped Others for the Golden Shovel Award

County Council Vice President Nancy Floreen wants to recognize residents who went "above and beyond" in helping neighbors clear ice and snow from sidewalks this winter. She will present SAFE (Sidewalks Are For Everyone) Golden Shovel Awards to County residents at a County Council session in April. Nominate someone by March 31. 


Wheaton Redevelopment Project Community Public Meeting Planned for March 24

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will update the community on the latest plans for the new Maryland-National Capital Park  and Planning Commission building and public town square to be located on the Wheaton Triangle parking lot (also known as Lot 13).  Read More.


Ride On Pilot Project Tests Turn Warning System

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Ride On bus system is testing a turn warning alert that notifies pedestrians of a turning vehicle.  Read More.


Leggett Releases Proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Operating Budget that Tightens Belt on County Spending, Includes Property Tax Rate Cut and Reduces Solid Waste Fees by Four Percent; Economic Development, Schools and Libraries Among Few Increases

On March 16, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett released his Recommended FY 2016 operating budget of $5.1 billion for the year that begins on July 1, 2015.  Read More.


Leggett Discusses Benefits of Purple Line and Bus Rapid Transit During Online Chat

At his most recent online chat, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett explained the benefits of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and the Purple Line for County residents. Read more.


Bradley Boulevard Workshop Rescheduled for March 23

MCDOT will hold a public workshop on new bicycle lanes and sidewalks planned for Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda that was rescheduled due to snow. The workshop will now be held on Monday, March 23 at Westland Middle School, 5511 Massachusetts Avenue, from 7 to 9 p.m. Learn more about the project.


Leggett Seeks Representative for Rustic Roads Advisory Committee

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett seeks a representative for the Rustic Roads Advisory Committee, which advises the County on issues related to the community's rustic roads.  Read More.


Maryland State Highway Administration Releases Bicycle Policy and Design Guidelines

The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) released Bicycle Policy and Design Guidelines that outline ways transportation planners and engineers can improve bicycling in Maryland.
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March 19, 2015


MCDOT to Participate in GreenFest

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is participating in the inaugural GreenFest this year on March 28 at Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring and Jesup Blair Local Park. It will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Visit MCDOT’s exhibit next to a Ride On bus to learn more about its sustainable services and transit’s role in keeping Montgomery County green. Read more.


Capital Bikeshare Fees to Increase May 1; Annual Fee to Increase by $10 to $85 a Year

Capital Bikeshare has announced that a price increase has been proposed to begin May 1, the first since the program started in 2010. Read more.


Highway Services has Filled More Than 2,000 Potholes Since January 1

The Division of Highway services has filled more than 2,000 potholes since January 1 -- and most of them were filled within 48 hours of when they were reported. Read more.


Road Patching and Resurfacing Projects Begin this Month

Three full-depth, permanent patching projects are scheduled to start this month. Two Rockville projects will patch Watts Branch Drive, between Circle and Overlea drives, which will take about two weeks and Randolph Hills, south of Boiling Brook Parkway, which will take about eight weeks. Read More.