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Friday, August 19, 2016
Go Montgomery - August 19, 2016
Ride On Wants to Hear from Riders about its Supplemental Service During SafeTrack
Ride On wants to hear comments from passengers about their commuting and travel experiences during SafeTrack. Your feedback will help MCDOT and Ride On better prepare for October’s SafeTrack Surge #10, which will also affect the Metrorail Red Line. Read more.
New Interactive Park & Ride Lot Map Especially Helpful During SafeTrack
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has created an online, interactive Park & Ride Lot map to help drivers plan their trips. The map allows users to find the nearest lot and see what transit options are available. Or, consider using the lots as a meeting point for carpools and vanpools.
MCDOT Launches Program to Display Ads in Parking Garages
The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management (DPM) began selling ad space in some of its most highly used public parking garages in Bethesda and Silver Spring. Space will be made available in additional garages based on demand. Read more.
Don’t Miss the Deadline -- Submit Your PARK(ing) Day Application by August 26
Turn your favorite metered parking spot into a pocket park for a day. International PARK(ing) Day is Friday, September 16. Read more.
County’s Rock Spring Shuttle Bus Project is Having Early Success
Montgomery County has begun an innovative pilot program designed to transform the Rock Spring office park by enhancing transit options. Read more.
Employers in TMDs Eligible for FareShare
To help employers located within Transportation Management Districts (TMDs) encourage their employees to use transit and vanpooling, Montgomery County is introducing a FareShare matching subsidy program. Read more.
MCDOT Employee Publishes Article about Mobile Mapping
MCDOT's Edward Glawe, a Survey Crew Chief for the Division of Transportation Engineering, published an article entitled “Demystifying Mobile Mapping”, which covers geospatial disciplines for professionals. Read more.
MTA Announces Start of Some Preconstruction Work for Purple Line
This week, the Purple Line Transit Partners (PLTP) began making a series of preconstruction, subsurface, geotechnical borings on behalf of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) in preparation for the design and construction of the Purple Line. Read more.
August 19, 2016
Reminder: SafeTrack Surge #7 Extended Through August 21
WMATA will continue single tracking trains between Shady Grove and Twinbrook, on Friday, August 19, with a complete shutdown over the weekend between Shady Grove and Grosvenor-Strathmore. .Read more.
Ride On a Popular Choice During SafeTrack
During WMATA’s SafeTrack Safety Surges, Ride On has provided free shuttle and other bus service during peak travel times. Read more.
Starting September 3, Seniors Ride Free Program Expands to Saturdays
Ride On’s free program for seniors and persons with disabilities will be expanded to include Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Saturday, September 3. Read more.
Preview Metro's New Website
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority announced that a test version of its new website is available and has invited users to try it out.