Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Go Montgomery! May 17, 2017

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MCDOT to Hold “Truck Day” Featuring Kids Activities to Celebrate National Public Works Week 

On Saturday, May 20, MCDOT will host fun activities for kids and a display and demonstration of vehicles used to provide roadway-related services. 


Public Invited to Provide Input on New Ride On extRa Service to Begin in October

The public is invited to a forum on Wednesday, May 24 to provide input on a new, 12-stop service for Maryland State Route 355 called Ride On extRa. En Español aquí.


WiFi Testing Underway on Ride On Buses

This spring, Ride On is testing free wireless Internet aboard four buses, with eight more to be added this summer. Ride On extRa will offer WiFi and USB ports in October. 


Youth Cruiser Summer Passes Go On Sale May 16

Ride On’s Youth Summer Pass allows kids to take unlimited Ride On trips between June 1 and August 31 for a flat fee of $18.


Ride On to Add Dozens of New Buses to Fleet

Ride On is adding 59, 40-foot buses this summer and fall to replace its oldest vehicles and add new buses for Ride On extRa. 


MCDOT Installs Two New Bikeshare Stations on East Side of Shady Grove Station

Two new stations bring County’s total to 69.


Crossing Project Work to Close Two Northbound Lanes on MD 355 This Weekend 

Friday night through Monday morning, MCDOT will close two northbound lanes of Rockville Pike (MD 355) between Woodmont Avenue and Center Drive near the Medical Center Metro Station.


Metro's Final SafeTrack Surge to Close Two Red Line Stations

Metro's last SafeTrack repair surge will begin June 17, with complete closures of the Shady Grove and Rockville stations. 


Purple Line Transit Partners to Host Open House So Public Can Learn More About the Purple Line 

The public is invited to attend an open house on Wednesday, May 24 to meet the concessionaire team that will be building the project.


Planning Department to Hold Bicycle Master Plan Public Meetings 

The Montgomery County Planning Department invites the community to provide input on preliminary bikeway recommendations for the County’s Bicycle Master Plan at one of five open houses in June.  


Metro to Increase Fares, Shift to New Hours Starting June 25

Beginning June 25, most fares on Metrobus and Metrorail will increase between 10 to 25 cents and trains will arrive less frequently during rush hour -- every eight minutes instead of six. 


May 17, 2017



Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 19

MCDOT is sponsoring six County pit stops.


Holiday Schedule for Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

Ride On will operate on a Sunday schedule and TRiPS stores are closed. Check online for Metrorail and Metrobus schedules.