Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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Celebrate Walk to School Day

Wednesday, October 7 is Walk to School Day when communities around the country celebrate the simple act of walking and bicycling to school. This year’s Montgomery County host school will be Bells Mill Elementary School. Students, teachers and parents will gather at Cabin John Middle School at 9 a.m. and then begin their walk to school at 9:30 a.m. Read more.


MCDOT’s Safe Routes to School Coordinator Participates in International Panel; Wins Two Grants

MCDOT's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Coordinator Nadji Kirby was part of an international panel on Bike Safety at the Safe Kids Worldwide Conference held at National Harbor this summer.  Her presentation focused on Montgomery County’s Safe Routes to School bike safety education program and how various partnerships have been instrumental to its success. Read more.


Ride On Wins Transportation Association of Maryland Award for Outstanding Program

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system has won the Transportation Association of Maryland (TAM) award for outstanding program for its Bus Route 94 marketing campaign. The award was announced at TAM’s 2015 Expo held last week. Read more.


MCDOT Wins Grant to Install Bikeshare Stations in Wheaton

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has won a $300,350 Maryland Bikeways Program grant from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to establish a six-station Bikeshare network in Wheaton. The grant will cover the purchase of the stations and bikes and the installation of the stations.  Read more.


Join Leggett and Roshdieh for White Flint Transportation Open House

 Montgomery County is hosting an open house on Monday, October 19 so community residents can learn more about the White Flint Transportation Management study. Read more.


Distracted Walking Endangers Pedestrians

According to a September 27 article in the Washington Post by Ashley Halsey, III, the number of people who think it is acceptable to walk while texting is increasing. However, pedestrian safety is compromised during distracted walking. Read the full article.  Learn more about the County’s campaign to reduce pedestrian collisions in parking lots. 


Two New Traffic Signals Activated

MCDOT's Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations (TEOS) has activated two new traffic signals. Read more.

Police Conducting Distracted Driving Enforcements; Reminds Drivers to Give Cyclists Plenty of Space While Passing

On Saturday, September 26, Montgomery Police 2nd District Commander Falcinelli sent area residents a community message about safety that included a caution about distracted driving, which he said is one of the biggest offenses contributing to crashes. Read more.


Advertising on Bikeshare Station Signs Will Support Maintenance and Expansion of Bikeshare

Seventeen Montgomery County Bikeshare stations now have space available on their signs for advertising. The signs are located in Bethesda and Silver Spring and at other Bikeshare locations. Ad revenue will be used to support Bikeshare maintenance and expansion.  Montgomery County has 51 Bikeshare stations in its network with plans to add 13 more. More information about the ad rates and locations is available from Brad Falk, Direct Media USA,bfalk@directmediausa.com.  


Work on Park Trails Underway

Bikers and runners should use caution while improvements are being made this fall on several trails in Montgomery Parks. Read more.

October 6, 2015


Highway Services Road Improvement Update

The Division of Highway Services (DHS) continues road improvement projects in October. Schedules are dependent on weather conditions. DHS uses several different techniques to enhance the quality of the County’s infrastructure. Read more.


Highway Services’ Accomplishments

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is working for you! Read more.


Request Highway’s Assistance Online

Residents can submit online requests to MCDOT’s Division of Highway Services to fix or repair problems on County right-of-ways, including tree maintenance issues. Read more.

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