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11/10/21 White’s Ferry Study by Montgomery and Loudoun Counties Completed; Publication Scheduled for Nov. 11, Followed by Virtual Public Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 17
11/09/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation is Hiring Ride On Bus Operators
11/09/21 Beach Drive Bridge Replacement Project in Kensington Accelerated for Early April Reopening
11/04/21 As Daylight Saving Time Ends This Weekend, Montgomery County’s Vision Zero Program Promotes New Projects and Increased Enforcement for Pedestrian Safety
11/03/21 Montgomery County to Begin Leaf Vacuum Collection on Monday, Nov. 8, and Continue Through Mid-December
11/02/21 Corridor Advisory Committee Seeks Feedback on MCDOT’s Veirs Mill Road Bus Rapid Transit/Flash Bus, System Expansion in Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 10
11/01/21 Montgomery County’s ‘Shared Streets’ Initiative Will be Extended at Least Through March
11/01/21 Alternative Transportation Options Available in Montgomery County for Riders Impacted by Metrorail Slowdown
10/28/21 Federal Face Mask Requirement on Public Transportation—Including on Montgomery Ride On Buses—Remains in Place Until at Least Jan. 18
10/28/21 ‘Be Seen on Halloween’ Safety Tips Will Be Emphasized This Weekend, Including at Several Family Friendly Halloween Events
10/19/21 School Bus Safety Week Kicks Off in Montgomery County with Safety Video Featuring MCDOT’s ‘Zeal the Safety Zebra’
10/19/21 County Seeks Input on Taxi Services from Residents 65+ and Those with Disabilities
10/15/21 First of Its Kind Street Design Guide to Improve Accessibility for People with Vision Disabilities Now Available from Montgomery County
10/13/21 Montgomery County to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of ‘Flash’ Rapid Transit Service on Thursday, Oct. 14—and Plans for Expansion
10/08/21 Montgomery County Providing Free Taxi Service to COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Sites for County Seniors 65-and-Over and Residents with Disabilities
10/06/21 Montgomery County Ride On Bus Schedule Changes to 64 Routes Beginning Sunday, Oct. 10, Will Increase Service and Improve Efficiency
10/05/21 Montgomery County to Celebrate ‘International Walk to School Day’ on Wednesday, Oct. 6, with Event at Summit Hall Elementary School in Gaithersburg
10/01/21 Montgomery County Executive Elrich Supports ‘Fare Equity Study’ Recommendations to Benefit Riders and Extend Free Fares for Ride On Buses Through Jan. 1
09/30/21 'Walktober' Events to Promote Walking and Pedestrian Safety Throughout October Will Be Hosted by Montgomery County Department of Transportation and Partners
09/29/21 Bike Drive Sponsored by Montgomery County Department of Transportation on Friday, Oct. 8 in Rockville Will Provide Bikes to Kids and Adults
09/28/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation to Resume Booting and Towing as Part of Parking Enforcement on Monday, Nov. 1
09/23/21 Montgomery County Seeks Comments by Nov. 1 on a Comprehensive Bus Network Study
09/22/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation wins $85,000 ‘Transit Within Reach’ Award to Increase Germantown MARC Station Accessibility
09/21/21 Wheaton Revitalization Project Wins ‘Best Sustainable Award’ from the Commercial Real Estate Development Association
09/20/21 Montgomery County Participants Who Register for Car Free Day on Wednesday, Sept. 22, Will Be Eligible for Prize Raffles
09/20/21 Montgomery County Seeks Input by Sept. 30 on Proposed Regulation That Would Allow Expansion of Transportation Management Requirements for Builders and Employers
09/14/21 Maryland State Highway Administration to Turn on Full-Color Ramp Metering Signals at 18 Interchanges Along Southbound I-270 on Wednesday, Sept. 15
09/09/21 Construction Begins on Integrated Microgrid and Charging Infrastructure Project for Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s RideOn Electric Bus Fleet at Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot
09/08/21 Free e-Scooter Trainings and Safety Clinics for Those 18-and-Older to be Held in September and October
08/27/21 Randolph Road Closure Due to Pepco Substation Work Begins Aug. 30
08/24/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Program Encourages Parents to Organize ‘Walking School Buses’
08/23/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation Sponsors Popular ‘Learn to Ride’ Adult Bike Classes This Fall
08/19/21 Wheaton Revitalization Project, Whose Construction Was Overseen by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation, Wins Recognition from Engineering News-Record
08/19/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation's ‘Bicycle Swag Bag Contest’ Returns Aug. 22-Sept. 26 in Leadup to Car Free Day
08/17/21 Montgomery County, in Partnership with Loudoun County and Capital Infrastructure, Announces White's Ferry Study Underway and On Time; Meeting to be Held in Poolesville on Wednesday, Aug. 18
08/17/21 Montgomery County Seeks Organization to Operate Private Sector EV Purchasing Coop
08/12/21 Beach Drive in Kensington will close from Aug. 30 through early June 2022 for Bridge Replacement; Pedestrian Path to be Disrupted Only for a Few Weeks
08/04/21 Montgomery County Executive Elrich and MCDOT Launch Campaign to Promote Availability of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton
08/02/21 MCDOT Wins Federal Funding to Develop a Real-Time Ride On Crowd Sourcing App to Tell Transit Users ‘How Full Is My Bus?’
07/27/21 WMATA Extends Operating Hours for Metrorail and Metro Bus Service
07/22/21  Montgomery County Department of Transportation Awarded Grant for New Hampshire Avenue Safety Study
07/20/21 Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich Joins State and Local Leaders, Community Advocates in Demanding Improvements to State’s I-495/I-270 Managed Lane Plan
07/19/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commits to Long Term ‘Ride Free Program’ for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities
07/15/21 Ride On Flex On-Demand Service to Return to Operations by Montgomery County Department of Transportation on Monday, July 19
07/13/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation to Resume Late Fees for Outstanding, Unpaid County Parking Citations on Aug. 1
07/12/21 Major Metro Red Line Projects Will Cause Delays from July Through August and Close Shady Grove and Rockville Stations from September Through December
07/08/21 UPDATED: Ride On to Have Bus Schedule Changes Beginning Sunday, July 18; Flex On-Demand Service Returns in Rockville and Wheaton/Glenmont on July 19
07/06/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation Commuter Services Participants Win Three Regional ‘Commuter Connections’ Awards
07/06/21 Artist Applications Being Accepted Through Aug. 6 for Downtown Bethesda’s ‘Paint the Town’ Mural on the Woodmont Corner Garage
06/30/21 MCDOT Reminder: Federal Regulations Continue to Require Face Coverings on Public Transportation Including Taxis, Ride Sharing, Ride On, Ride On Extra and Flash Bus
06/28/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation Receives Four Achievement Awards from National Association of Counties
06/24/21 Montgomery County to Install ‘Dynamic Speed Signs’ Informing Drivers of Their Actual Speed on Brink Road in Gaithersburg
06/18/21 Montgomery County Revenue Authority to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Airpark on Wednesday, June 23
06/17/21 Montgomery County Executive Elrich, Council President Hucker Join Department of Transportation's Launch of ‘20 is Plenty’ Pilot Program
06/16/21 MDOT SHA to Begin Testing of New Ramp Metering System on I-270 As Part of Plan to Manage Congestion
06/11/21 Montgomery County Executive Elrich Announces ‘Shared Streets’ Will Be Continued Throughout Summer Months by County Department of Transportation
06/10/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation to Resume Late Fees for Outstanding, Unpaid County Parking Citations on Aug. 1
06/09/21 Survey Seeking Opinions on Montgomery County’s Draft Vision Zero 2030 Action Plan Will Close on Monday, June 21
06/09/21 Ride On Flex On-Demand Service to Return to Operations by Montgomery County Department of Transportation on July 19
06/08/21 County Council Approves County Executive Elrich’s Budget Recommendations to Boost Transportation and Safety
06/04/21 Montgomery County Department of Transportation Wins National Technology Award for Customer Service Program
06/03/21 Congressman Trone Tours Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Gaithersburg Bus Depot and Electric Buses
05/27/21 WMATA Announces Repairs to Pedestrian Bridge from Rockville Metro Station Over Rockville Pike May Cause Overnight Traffic Disruptions Through Mid-Summer
05/20/21 15 Pit Stops for Regional ‘Bike to Work Day’ on Friday, May 21, Will Be Sponsored by Montgomery County; Telecommuters Encouraged to Participate
05/19/21 Montgomery County Reminds Residents that Federal Regulations Continue to Require Face Coverings on Public Transportation—Including Taxis, Ride Sharing, Ride On, Ride On Extra and Flash Bus
05/17/21 Montgomery County Reminds Residents to Use Approved Containers for Transporting or Storing Gasoline
05/17/21 Montgomery County Hosts Safe Routes to School Virtual ‘Safety Week’ Event for Elementary and Middle School Students May 17-21
05/05/21 Montgomery County Ride On Bus Schedule Changes Beginning Sunday, May 9, Will Increase Service and Improve Efficiency
05/04/21 Construction Work at Future 7700 Wisconsin Ave. in Bethesda Will Close Lane of Old Georgetown Road Daytimes on Weekdays Through End of 2021
05/03/21 15 Pit Stops for ‘Bike to Work Day’ on Friday, May 21, Will Be Sponsored by Montgomery County DOT; Telecommuters Encouraged to Participate
04/29/21 Montgomery Department of Transportation Launches Electric Equipment Mowing Pilot Program to Reduce Air and Noise Pollution
04/21/21 Montgomery County Applauds Loudoun County’s Efforts to Restore Potomac River Ferry Service
04/20/21 Construction of Avocet Towers in Bethesda to Close Two Lanes of Montgomery Avenue for Five Nights Each Week Through Mid-Summer
04/16/21 Montgomery County’s ‘Safe Routes to Schools’ Program Encourages Parents to Organize ‘Walking School Buses’ to Help Young Students to Walk to Neighborhood Schools
04/15/21 MDOT SHA Begins Work on Intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Jones Bridge Road in North Chevy Chase to Improve Vehicle, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety; Project to Continue Through 2023
04/15/21 Montgomery County Executive Elrich Releases Draft Vision Zero 2030 Action Plan and Announces Listening Sessions and Survey to Gather Community Input
03/30/21 Montgomery County Buses to Continue Free Service Through At Least June 30, But Will Resume Front-Door Boarding on April 5
03/23/21 Montgomery County Buses to Resume Front Door Boarding and Rider Fare Payments on Monday, April 5, and Will Now Accept Virtual SmarTrip Cards
03/17/21 Intersection of Executive Boulevard and Old Georgetown Road in White Flint Will Be Closed to Traffic for Five Months Starting Monday, March 22, for Construction Project
03/15/21 Montgomery County Police Remind Residents to Celebrate Responsibly on St. Patrick’s Day and to Use WRAP’s ‘SoberRide’ If Needed to Stay Safe
03/10/21 Traffic on Two Bethesda Roads to be Disrupted for Projects At Least Through April
02/26/21 WMATA Announces Pedestrian Bridge from Rockville Metro Station Over Rockville Pike Will Remain Closed for Repairs Through Fall 2021
02/23/21 Montgomery County Ride On Bus Schedule Changes Beginning Sunday, Feb. 28, Will Increase Overall Service and Improve Efficiency
02/04/21 Maryland Department of Transportation Will Hold Virtual Information Meeting on Improvements for Connecticut Avenue at Jones Bridge Road on Wednesday, Feb. 17
01/27/21 Montgomery High School Students Can Become ‘Vision Zero Youth Ambassadors’ and Help Make Roadways Safer; Deadline to Apply is Friday, Feb. 5
01/14/21 El Patrullaje durante la Temporada Festiva del Condado de Montgomery resultó en 262 arrestos por conducir bajo la influencia del alcohol y/o las drogas; No se produjeron colisiones fatales relacionadas con DUI durante el período de ocho semanas
01/14/21 Montgomery County Holiday Task Force Results in 262 Arrests for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs; No DUI-Related Fatal Collisions Occurred During Eight-Week Period
01/14/21 La Avenida Wisconsin / Ruta MD 355 entre la Avenida Bethesda y la Calle Elm en Bethesda tendrá todos los carriles con destino sur cerrados el sábado 16 de enero entre las 7 a.m. y 7 p.m.
01/14/21 Wisconsin Avenue / MD 355 between Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street in Bethesda Will Have All South-bound Lanes Closed Between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16
01/14/21 Input Sought on Montgomery County Study to Improve Transportation Navigation and Safety for People with Vision Loss and Disabilities