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Go Montgomery - October 28, 2015
MCDOT FY14 Annual Report Now
County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) fiscal
year 2014 annual report is now available online. The report
reflects MCDOT’s focus on delivering a balanced transportation system
that provides travel options for all. Read more.
Ride On Installs Real Time
Signs and Maps at Nine Bus Shelters
Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Ride On bus
system has installed real time signs in nine Ride On bus shelters that
are similar to transit screens installed earlier this year in the
Executive Office Building and the Council Office Building. Read more.
Meters that Accept Credit Card Payment to be Installed in Silver Spring
Starting Next Week
the week of November 2, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation
(MCDOT) Parking Management Division will begin replacing more than
1,100 on-street parking meters in Silver Spring with
new "smart" parking meter heads that expand payment
options. Read more.
MCDOT Prepares for Winter
Storm Season with Mock Snow Day and Snow Summit; Leggett to Attend Snow
Wednesday, November 4, the Montgomery County Department of
Transportation (MCDOT), Division of Highway Services will
conduct an all-day exercise to test the preparedness of the County’s
snow plans and fleet. Read more.
Fall Street Smart Campaign
Begins this Week
Tuesday, October 27, the region launched the annual fall Street Smart
campaign to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist collisions. The campaign
alerts everyone to be more cautious, especially with the shortened
hours of daylight and the change this Sunday from daylight savings time
– a time when pedestrian collisions increase. Read more.
MCDOT Promotes More Visible
Zombies in Silver Spring
month, MCDOT’s Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations has
organized teams to spread the word about pedestrian safety at many
events in Bethesda and Silver Spring. The most recent was
the Silver Spring Zombie Walk that was held on October 24. Read more.
Pedestrian Safety Audit
Planned for Lockwood Drive
October 29, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will
meet with residents and other stakeholders to review information and
get input prior to conducting a Pedestrian Road Safety Audit on
Lockwood Drive. Read more.
MCDOT Sponsors Peer Group
Discussions for Older Drivers Who May be Considering Giving Up their
of Transit Services in partnership with the Jewish Council
for the Aging is holding small, support group discussions for
older adults who are considering the changes that take place with aging
that may affect one’s ability to drive safely. Read more.
October 28, 2015
Vacuum Collection Begins November 9
November 9, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation
(MCDOT) will kick-off its annual leaf vacuum collection program,
which is managed by the Division of Highway Services (DHS). Read more.
Leggett Seeks Applicants for
Rustic Roads Advisory Committee
Executive Ike Leggett is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on
the Rustic Roads Advisory Committee for an individual who represents a
civic association located in the agricultural reserve, and an
individual with knowledge of roadway engineering through practical
experience and training. Read more.
Ride On Seeks Student Videos
to Promote its Special Youth Fares
On is looking for middle and high school students who want to create
fun and educational videos that spread the word about Ride On’s free
and discounted kids programs: the Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card,
the Youth Monthly Pass, and the Youth Summer Pass. Read more.