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Pedestrian Safety, School Bus Safety Week and “Say Yes to the Test” Campaign will be the Focus of “En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery” on Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. on Radio America

For Immediate Release: Friday, October 22, 2021

Special guest Councilmember Glass will discuss the County’s Vision Zero Plan

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 21 , 2021 — The featured guests on this week’s En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (In Tune with the Montgomery County Council) will include Councilmember Evan Glass, who serves as the Council’s Lead for Homelessness and Vulnerable Communities on the Health and Human Services Committee and is a member of the Transportation and Environment Committee; Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) officer and spokesperson Carlos Cortés; director of human resources for the Department of Transportation for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Abigail Martin Salazar; and MCPS spokesperson Melissa Rivera. The show will air tomorrow, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. on Radio America (WILC 900AM).

To commemorate National Pedestrian Safety Month, Councilmember Glass will join the show to discuss the County’s Vision Zero Plan and Council efforts to promote pedestrian safety, as well as safety measures for cyclists and drivers. He will also briefly discuss Bill 36-21, Motor Vehicles and Traffic - E-Scooters - Operational Requirements, which would allow County residents to register a low-speed electric scooter for personal use, among other regulations. Officer Carlos Cortés will continue the discussion on pedestrian safety and talk about MCPD’s work to prevent traffic accidents and deaths, as well as laws, regulations and fines to prevent reckless motorists from harming pedestrians and cyclists. 

After this discussion, to celebrate School Bus Safety Week, Ms. Salazar will speak about what the Latino community in the County can do to improve the safety of children and school bus drivers, including ensuring residents respect traffic laws to help contribute to the eradication of traffic accidents in the County.

To end the program, Ms. Rivera will talk about MCPS’ “Say Yes to the Test” campaign to encourage families to consent for their children to receive free COVID-19 testing at their school.

The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have entered a partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs. The partnership also provides a forum for residents to express their views and ask questions. The partnership includes the weekly one-hour show each Friday on the Washington metropolitan area’s most popular Spanish language station.  

Andrea Sarralde and Liliana Henao are the hosts of this week’s show and will continue to co-host the shows this fall.  

Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents. 

Release ID: 21-419
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926, Lucia Jimenez 240-777-7832
Categories: Evan Glass