Friday, June 19, 2015

Go Montgomery - June 19, 2015

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WMATA Finance Committee Approves End of Metrorail Turnbacks at Grosvenor Station

The Finance and Administration Committee of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) voted to end turnbacks at the Grosvernor Metrorail Station beginning in summer 2018. Currently during the peak period, only half of the Red Line trains from the District of Columbia continue to the line’s end at Shady Grove. The other half of the cars turn around at Grosvenor. For more than 10 years, ending the turnbacks at Grosvenor has been a transit priority for Montgomery County. The action will become final if approved at the WMATA Board Meeting on June 25. Read more.


Less Than Two Weeks Left for Low Income Residents to Sign Up for Free Bikeshare Membership; County First in Nation to Use JARC Grant for Bikeshare

Low income residents who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to sign up for a free year of Capital Bikeshare membership that also includes free bike safety training, a helmet and route planning services. The deadline is June 30.  Read more.


WMATA Invites Input at Public Hearing on Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 14 to present the environmental evaluation and proposal to lease, operate and maintain the new Takoma Langley Crossroads Transit Center. The meeting will be held at the Langley Park Community Center, 1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, and will begin with an open house starting at 6 p.m. followed by the hearing starting at 6:30 p.m. Read more.


Leggett and Roshdieh Celebrated Public-Private Partnership at Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in Bethesda;Former Parking Lots Now Residential Units, Retail and County Parking Garage

On June 18, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and MCDOT Acting Director Al Roshdieh helped StonebridgeCarras and PN Hoffman celebrate the opening of their condominium and apartment buildings on the County’s former parking lots 31 and 31A in Bethesda. Read more.


MCDOT’s Commuter Services Celebrated National Dump the Pump Day with Events at Three Metrorail Stations

MCDOT’s Commuter Services celebrated the 10th Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 18 by greeting transit users and providing information and giveaways at the Silver Spring, Friendship Heights and Shady Grove Metrorail stations. Read more.


Learn More about Free and Discounted Bus and Taxi Options for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

The County has a variety of transportation options to help older adults and persons with disabilities get to where they want to go. A new education campaign is trying to raise awareness of these free and discounted bus and taxi services.
Options include: Free Ride On service midday on weekdays; Senior SmarTrip cards; Metro Access for medical appointments or other types of trips; Call ‘N’ Ride taxi discounts; and Senior Connection, a service that uses volunteer drivers. More information is available on the County’s website.

For questions or more information on MCDOT email

June 19, 2015


Update on MCDOT Highway Services Repaving Projects

The Resurfacing Program protects and maintains the County’s roughly 1,000 lane miles of main roads and 4,000 lane miles of neighborhood roads. Highway Services repairs, resurfaces, patches and/or revitalizes road surfaces, sidewalks, curbs and gutters. Learn more about the latest repaving projects in your area - Click here..


MCDOT Offers Homeowners Opportunity to have Driveway Apron and Lead Walk Replaced

When Highway Services is in a neighborhood to repair sidewalks and curbs, MCDOT gives homeowners the opportunity to use the County’s competitively bid contract prices to repair their driveway aprons and lead sidewalks.Read more