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October 3, 2017 Edition of Go Montgomery! Now Available

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 3, 2017



MCDOT Signs Agreement with Mobike for Dockless Bikeshare in Silver Spring

MCDOT and Mobike have signed a pilot project agreement to bring dockless bike sharing to Silver Spring in October. Read more.




MCDOT Completes First Protected Bike Lane in Silver Spring

MCDOT’s protected bike lanes on Spring Street are part of a plan to create a network of low-stress biking infrastructure throughout the downtown area. Read more.



MCDOT Launches New Mobile Commuter Store

Officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Commuter Services’ new, mobile commuter store, which sells transit fare media and offers a broad variety of transportation information at handy locations around the County. Read more.



Leggett, Berliner Celebrate MCDOT Pedestrian Safety Improvements in White Flint

County Executive Ike Leggett, Council President Roger Berliner, Friends of White Flint and the Coalition for Smarter Growth participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for one of dozens of pedestrian safety improvement projects recently completed or planned in White Flint by MCDOT that support the area’s continuing transformation into a walkable, bikeable, transit-oriented community. Read more.



Recent Mobility Lab Article Commends MCDOT’s Efforts to Expand Transportation Options

An article by Ethan Goffman discusses how Montgomery County is working to reduce gridlock by creating more multimodal options, including Ride On extRa, Bus Rapid Transit and a greatly enhanced bicycle network. Read more.



MCDOT Deputy Director Emil Wolanin Part of Panel That Briefed the County Council on the Future of Transportation

Wolanin discussed the emerging technology that will be needed to accommodate autonomous vehicles.  Read more in Bethesda Beat.  See Council packet on the panel.



Leggett to Celebrate Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4 at Ronald McNair Elementary School

MCDOT works with schools every year to facilitate Walk to School Day celebrations and selects a focus school to host the County Executive and other dignitaries. This year, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner, Councilmember Craig Rice and Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith will join parents and students at Ronald McNair Elementary School. 


October 3, 2017



Ride Free During October on Ride On extRa

MCDOT launched Ride On extRa on October 2. The limited stop service that operates every 10 minutes on MD 355 during rush hours between Lakeforest Transit Center and Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda. Read more. Check out our video on this new service.


MCDOT Concrete Replacement Projects



Release ID: 17-201
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7155