News and information about transportation, including roads, transit, hiker-biker trails and pedestrian safety.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Go Montgomery - July 12, 2016
Demand-Based Pricing Begins in
Three Bethesda Garages
this month, Montgomery County Department of Transportation's Division of
Parking Management began demand-based
pricing at three Bethesda parking garages. Read more.
Portion of the Woodmont/Rugby
Garage Now Closed
portion of the Woodmont-Rugby Garage (Garage 35) in Bethesda has been
permanently closed to the public for construction of the
2nd District Police Station. Read more.
Ride On Routes 12 and 13
Detoured During Carroll Avenue Bridge Construction
On routes 12 and 13 will follow a detour for about 18 months as the
Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration
rehabilitates the Carroll Avenue Bridge over Sligo Creek in Takoma Park. Read more.
County Executive Leggett
Announces Latest Phase of Campaign to Reduce Pedestrian Collisions in
Isiah Leggett announced additional efforts in the County’s ongoing
campaign to improve pedestrian safety in parking lots. Read more.
MCDOT Wins Five NACo Awards
Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has won five Achievement
Awards from the National Association of Counties. Read more.
Parking and Traffic Plan for
Wheaton Redevelopment Project Available Online
presentation from a recent community meeting focused on parking and
traffic mitigation plans and the Small Business Assistance Program
related to the Wheaton Redevelopment Project. Read more.
Public Invited to Ride On
Forum about a Proposed Service Expansion in Potomac
public is invited to a forum to discuss the expansion of Ride On
service for Tobytown, a smaller, isolated community in Potomac located
south of River Road. Read more.
MCDOT Wins Two Awards for
Capital Crescent Garage
County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) won two awards for
its Capital Crescent Garage project --
an Innovation Award from the National Council for Public Private
Partnerships and a Best Real Estate Deal Perseverance Award from the
Washington Business Journal.
Volunteer to Help the Bicycle
Master Plan Team Locate Bike Racks
racks are an essential part of providing a complete bicycling network,
but their availability is limited. Volunteers are needed to help locate
existing bike racks in commercial areas and public facilities. Read more.
AAA Reveals Top Driving
Distractions for Teens
the past five years, more than 5,000 people have been killed in crashes
involving teen drivers during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the period
starting at Memorial Day when teen crash deaths historically climb. Read more.
Telework Webinar Now Online
offers one of the most effective ways to respond to the unique challenges
presented by SafeTrack, the year-long effort to improve the safety and
reliability of the Metrorail transit system. Read more.
Metro Announces Major
Rehabilitation of Shady Grove Metrorail Elevator
has closed the elevator at the Shady Grove Metrorail station between the
east side parking lot Kiss & Ride and the mezzanine. The elevator
will be out of service through October 2016. Read more.
month, resurfacing projects begin in several neighborhoods. Read more.
Free Bikeshare Rides Available
on July 16-17
Bikeshare for free all weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17. Read more.
Follow These Tips for a Summer
County has put together safety advice from A to Z to make sure everyone
has a great summer! Check out the driver, pedestrian and cyclist tips –
and lots more online.
to Replace Elmhirst Parkway Culvert
Parkway over Rock Creek will be closed for a culvert replacement
beginning in mid-July. Read more.
MCDOT Working to Prevent
Spread of Tree-Killing Invasive Beetle
Montgomery County Department of Transportation's Highway Services
Division is fighting the spread of the emerald ash borer. Read more.
Get it Fixed… Call 311
Have a mowing
request? See a pothole in need of repair? Tree limbs in the road? Summer
is a busy time for resident requests for services. Get what you need
from MCDOT by calling 311 or 240-777-0311 from outside the County or
visit 311 online to post a service request.