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August 8 Edition of Go Montgomery! Now Avaialble

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, August 8, 2018




MCDOT Makes Emergency Repairs to Reopen Roads

Record rains resulted in the failure of culverts underneath Father Hurley Boulevard and Game Preserve Road. MCDOT responded to the emergencies and has now reopened both roads. Pictured are repairs in progress at Game Preserve Road. See additional photos online.



Construction Begins to Replace Park Valley Road Bridge in Silver Spring

MCDOT began construction in July to replace the 1931-vintage Park Valley Road Bridge over Sligo Creek with a wider bridge and sidewalk. The project also includes the realignment of a portion of the Sligo Creek Trail to enhance pedestrian and bicycle access and safety. Read more.



MCDOT Seeks Proposals to Redevelop Site of Public Parking Garage in Bethesda

MCDOT is seeking proposals from qualified teams to redevelop Public Parking Garage 47 in the Bethesda Parking Lot District, located at the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Waverly Street. Read more or view the details of the Request for Development Proposals Solicitation.



Reminder: Ride On to Hold Public Forum on Proposed New Services on Wednesday, August 8

The public is invited to attend a forum in Germantown and provide input on the following enhancements proposed for Ride On bus routes:

  • New Sunday service on the Route
  • New Saturday service on the
    Route 76
  • New midday service on the Route

Read more.



Celebrate Car Free Day on  September 21, 22 and 23

Car Free Day is a worldwide event that encourages greener methods of travel to get around other than driving alone by car.  Start looking for ways you can go Car Free and take the pledge to be eligible to win prizes.



Passenger Praises Ride On extRa

A Ride On customer recently sent this email about the Ride On extRa, Route 101:

I wanted to send some praise to everyone in your department for the wonderful Ride On Express 101 Route.  I used it for the first time a couple of weeks ago after taking my car in for a recall.  Since I have my own car, I rarely use the bus, but I found everything about this service to be wonderful.  The information screens at the stations were great, the buses were on time, and drivers friendly.  The route got me exactly where I needed to be when I needed to be there and back again. Please keep up the great work!



New Ride On User Guide Now Available

Ride On has a new, handy user guide with information on fares, tracking your bus, trip-planning resources, SmarTrip Cards®, accessibility, transfers and more. Printable brochures are available online.



County Council Approves Master Plan of Highways and Transitways 

The County Council unanimously approved the Master Plan of Highways and Transitways on July 24. The update provides a comprehensive summary of all significant existing and planned highway and transitway facilities within the County. Read more or view the plan. 



Friendship Heights Bus Bays Above the Metro Station to be Temporarily Relocated

Beginning August 5, the Friendship Heights bus bays at 2 Wisconsin Circle above the Metro Station were relocated along area streets during a renovation by Chevy Chase Land Company of the second floor above the Friendship Heights bus loop. The construction is expected to take about two months. For more information call 301-654-2690.



County Executive Leggett Seeking Applicants for Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee

There are six vacancies on the Silver Spring Transportation Management District Advisory Committee for representatives from three large and three small businesses located in the Silver Spring Central Business District. Read more and apply by August 13.


August 8, 2018



Highway Services Continues Seasonal Infrastructure Improvement Projects


Become a Capital Bikeshare Bike Angel

Capital Bikeshare has begun a new program that allows riders who improve the availability of bikes and docks to earn rewards. Learn more.


Bethesda Circulator is a Free and Easy Way to Get Around in Downtown Bethesda

The free Bethesda Circulator bus makes a loop around downtown Bethesda, stopping next to the Bethesda Metro station, County parking lots and garages and more. There’s even a bike rack on the bus.  Go online to see the Circulator route and schedule and to download the free mobile app for iPhone and Android. 


Don't Drown, Turn Around

With all the heavy rain we've gotten, flooded roads are not uncommon. Montgomery County’s Fire & Rescue Service urges drivers not to attempt to drive through or across a flooded road, as it only takes about four inches of swift water to move a car. Be safe. Turn around. Take another, safer route.


Wheaton Revitalization Update

Progress continues on major concrete pours for the garage and walls. Follow project progress in real time through an onsite camera. See weekly newsletter.


Release ID: 18-148
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-7170