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MCDOT to Sponsor Earth Month Transportation Week Events April 8-14

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

During the County’s Earth Month celebration sponsored by the Department of Environmental Protection, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be promoting Transportation Week with activities and events that inform the public about its commitment to the environment and transportation alternatives that are more sustainable.


Some of the activities MCDOT has planned include:


April 10:

  • Bikeshare Promotion, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.   Fallsgrove Blvd and Fallsgrove Drive, Rockville

  • Ride On Customer Appreciation, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Medical Center Metrorail Station


April 11:


April 12:

  • Bikeshare Promotion, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Friendship Boulevard and Willard Avenue, Friendship Heights

  • Ride On Customer Appreciation, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  Lakeforest Transit Center          

  • Learn More About BRT, 11 2 p.m. Silver Spring Metro (Colesville Road and Wayne Avenue)


April 13:

  • Bikeshare Promotion, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring


April 14:

  • Transit Options Promotion, 3 to 5 p.m. Shady Grove Metro Station


Bikeshare Promotions

Stop by one of MCDOT’s Bikeshare stations and learn how to use the Capital Bikeshare system. Try out a Bikeshare bike, take a Bikeshare trip for free, and enter for a chance to win a yearlong Capital Bikeshare membership, free helmets and other prizes.


Ride On Customer Appreciation Days

Ride On will hold Customer Appreciation Days to provide information about current Ride On services and explain more about Ride On extRa, a new Ride On service that will be starting in the fall.

Learn More About BRT
Learn more about the County’s plans for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) at two, pop up events at the Silver Spring Metro (Colesville Road and Wayne Avenue): For more information about BRT, go to

Transit Options Promotions

Learn more about transit options by stopping by the Shady Grove Metro Station for free transit information and advice and fun giveaways on April 14, 3 to 5 p.m.

Release ID: 17-065
Media Contact: Esther Bowring, 240-777-7155

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