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MCDOT FY14 Annual Report Now Available

The Montgomery 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

The 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.


"Smart" Parking Meters that Accept Credit Card Payment to be Installed in Silver Spring Starting Next Week

Beginning 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 Summit

On 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

On 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

This 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

On 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 License

MCDOT’s Division 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


Leaf Vacuum Collection Begins November 9
On 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

County 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

Ride 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.

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