15 Apr 2016 10:44:00 EST
14 Apr 2016 16:18:00 EST
Ride On is sponsoring its 30th annual Give and Ride food drive from April 24 to 30 that benefits both passengers and needy families. When a Ride On customer donates a canned or nonperishable food item, they’ll receive a free bus ride. All donations go to the non-profit Manna Food Center, which distributes food to the County’s neediest residents. Healthy, single serve, kid-friendly food items in plastic containers are especially in demand, as are baby food, formula, toddler food, juice and diapers.
"The Give and Ride program is a wonderful opportunity for bus riders to conveniently help those who are going hungry, and for the County to recognize the donors’ generosity,” said Montgomery County Department of Transportation Director Al Roshdieh. “It’s another great way to show our community spirit by giving and sharing.”
Food collection bags will be placed near the fare box on all of Ride On’s buses. Ride ...more
12 Apr 2016 08:51:00 ESTOver the next month to promote the regional Street Smart safety campaign messages aimed at reducing pedestrian and bicyclist collisions, regional Police departments will be enforcing traffic safety laws and street teams will be distributing tips encouraging safe behaviors. The complete list of their activities is shown below and efforts in Montgomery county are highlighted:
12 Apr 2016 08:21:00 EST
Spring is in full swing, and Washington-area residents are enjoying warmer weather, which means more people walking and biking. Transportation officials from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, including Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Director Al Roshdieh, gathered in Silver Spring to urge drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists to exercise caution, watch out for each other, and follow traffic safety laws.
The event marks the launch of the spring Street Smart public awareness and enforcement campaign. To drive home the call for safety, police departments throughout the D.C. area will support the campaign with increased enforcement of traffic laws that protect people walking and biking.
From April 11 to May 8, regional law enforcement will step up their efforts to identify and ticket drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists who break traffic safety laws. Violations such as failing to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks, running red lights, ...more
11 Apr 2016 09:18:00 ESTPurple Line Now will hold a forum with a panel discussion to present information about the public private partnership that will build the Purple Line. The State of Maryland retains ownership and fare-setting authority on the Purple Line, and the private partner will design, build, operate, maintain, and finance it. At the workshop, representatives from the public-private partnership will be introduced and speakers will provide an overview of the next steps for getting the project built.
11 Apr 2016 08:11:00 EST
Starting today, as Washington-area residents travel around the area, they are likely to see more law enforcement officers on roads, as well as teams of walking “Tired Faces” billboards, as part of the semi-annual Street Smart public safety campaign, which aims to reduce traffic crashes and pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities.
With warmer weather inviting more residents to enjoy the outdoors, local safety officials remind drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to be extra vigilant. More people will be walking and biking throughout the area, so commuters need to watch out for each other and follow traffic safety laws. In 2015, 69 pedestrians and six bicyclists lost their lives in traffic crashes in the Washington area.
WHAT: News conference and kickoff for the spring Street Smart pedestrian and bicycle safety campaign with officials from throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Northern Virginia attending.
07 Apr 2016 12:25:00 EST
07 Apr 2016 11:47:00 ESTThe Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), in partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), invites the public to attend two open houses to learn more about and provide input on plans to develop Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along a portion of the MD 355 corridor from Bethesda to Clarksburg. At the open houses, residents will have the opportunity to meet the project team and get more information about:
05 Apr 2016 09:48:00 EST
The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) will hold a public meeting to provide information about a project being designed to improve safety and accessibility along 0.3 miles of US 29 (Columbia Pike) from Lockwood Drive to Burnt Mills Avenue. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 21, at Burnt Mills Elementary School, 11211 Childs Street, Silver Spring from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The informational meeting will acquaint the public with project conceptual designs. SHA staff will make a brief presentation at 7 p.m. The public is then encouraged to walk at their own pace through a display area that will feature maps and other project information. SHA representatives will be available to answer questions.
The project is expected to improve pedestrian connectivity by:
• Constructing a new sidewalk adjacent to southbound US 29 from Lockwood Drive to Burnt Mills Avenue and adjacent to eastbound Burnt Mills ...more
01 Apr 2016 16:42:00 EST
The latest edition of Go Montgomery is now available online. It contains articles on: