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Thursday, November 5, 2015
Go Montgomery Newsletter - November 6, 2015
Ride On Lauded as Early
Adopter of Transit Technology that is Enticing People to Use Transit
County's Ride On bus system was featured in a National Public Radio story about
the way transit systems across the country are using technology and
data to improve service and information access for customers. Read more.
Street Teams Plan More
Pedestrian Safety Education Events in November
fewer hours of daylight, fall and winter are the times of the year that
are the most dangerous for pedestrians as people may be traveling in
the dark during both the morning and evening rush hours. It is vitally
important for drivers to watch out for pedestrians and for pedestrians
to make themselves visible. Pedestrians can do this by wearing bright
or reflective clothing, walking in well-lit areas, and carrying a
flashlight. Read more.
New Silver Spring Residents
Invited to Learn about Major Transportation Projects Planned for their
new to Silver Spring are invited to attend the next meeting of the
Silver Spring Citizens Advisory Board to learn more about future
projects that may expand their transit options including the Purple
Line Light Rail system and a Bus Rapid Transit system for US 29 and New
Hampshire Avenue. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 9, at
the Silver Spring Civic Building. The transportation discussion is
scheduled to begin at 7:10 p.m. Read more.
MCDOT Sponsors Annual Litter
Clean Up for Community Service Day
October 24, MCDOT employees and community members participated in the
annual “Dirty Roads and Delis” litter clean up. Staff selects a
neighborhood around a deli that needs help with litter collection, and
then pitch in to improve the appearance of the community. Removing
trash also keeps it out of the County’s streams, improving water
quality. Read more.
SHA to Hold Public Hearing
in December on the MD 97 - Montgomery Hills Project Planning Study
Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration
(SHA), Montgomery County, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
invite the public to attend a Location/Design Public Hearing for the MD
97 (Georgia Avenue) - Montgomery Hills Project Planning
Study. Staff will formally present the results of the detailed
engineering and environmental studies for the project, which proposes
alternatives to establish a balanced approach to transportation within
the MD 97 corridor. Read more.
MCDOT Honors its Outstanding
November 2, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)
honored 30 of its best employees at an Employee of the Year awards
ceremony. In addition, employees were recognized for serving the
County for 20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 years. Read more.
Employers: 2015 Commuter
Survey is Now Available
County's annual commuter survey has been sent to selected employers.
Employer participation is vital, because the information collected from
employees through the survey helps the County and other jurisdictions
in the region plan for future transportation projects - and that
affects commuters and employers alike. Read more.
of Highway Services (DHS) continues road improvement projects in
November. Schedules are dependent on weather conditions.
pavement patching projects are planned for two roads in Olney: Hines
Road and Cashell Road. Permanent pavement patching preserves
pavement, restoring the roadway’s structural capacity and integrity. In
these types of projects, DHS makes full depth patches, seals cracks,
applies hot mix asphalt and replaces lane markings. Upcoming projects
will take about three weeks to complete and will require daily,
short-term parking restrictions. Work will occur Monday through Friday,
from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., but some Saturday work may be required.
three-week pavement preservation project is also planned for Shakespeare
Boulevard, from Frederick Road to Germantown Road, in Germantown
to repair and resurface the roadway. The project includes full
depth patching, crack sealing, application of a liquid surfacing
material and replacement of lane markings. Work hours will be 7 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Temporary lane closures and detours may