Montgomery County Department of Transportation's (MCDOT) booth at this year’s GreenFest was a big success, attracting hundreds of residents who wanted to learn more about the department’s “green initiatives,” including plans for a Bus Rapid Transit system, Ride On, Bikeshare and bike trails, pedestrian safety, commuter services, electric vehicle charging stations in parking garages, street sweeping and leaf collection. MCDOT’s Highway Services had a popular activity for kids – remote controlled trucks that transported tiny bags of the County’s composted leaf product called Leafgro. In addition, “Zellie Zebra” made her debut to encourage everyone to walk safe and cross at the crosswalk.
MCDOT Director Al Roshdieh was a featured speaker at the “Leave Your Car at Home” workshop sponsored by Poolesville Green, GreenWheaton, Bethesda Green and Silver Spring Green. Roshdieh discussed the department’s new vision, mission, guiding principles and sustainability policy and highlighted its efforts to make the County more bikeable and walkable and expand transit and transit-oriented development. His presentation is available online.
MCDOT was a co-sponsor of an environmental scavenger hunt, featured a hybrid electric Ride On bus in the electric car show, and held its annual awards ceremony for the photography contest and landscape beautification competition winners.
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