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NORTH BETHESDA – Marko Dolan, a local resident, rode an e-bike for the first time earlier this month because he did not want to wait for a midday bus. He had needed to either use public transportation or travel on foot to meet a friend for lunch in Bethesda, but then he saw a group […]
KENSINGTON — County residents had a final opportunity to voice their concerns as County Executive Marc Elrich held his last listening session on Dec. 20 at Albert Einstein High School. “I heard consistent themes around the County, and I’ve learned about issues in areas that I didn’t know about,” Elrich said after the event. “It’s […]
A contractor of Purple Line Transit Partners used explosives to blast through rock this week, for the first time in the Purple Line project, to build a tunnel in Silver Spring, a spokesperson said. John Undeland, spokesperson for Purple Line Transit Partners, which is building the Purple Line, said the contractor has blasted through rock […]
On Tuesday, Gov. Larry Hogan (R) made a trip to Montgomery County, as he’s done on several occasions, to speak about a new transportation project. Appearing this time in Brookeville, Hogan, along with Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn, broke ground on the relocation of a part of Georgia Avenue in Brookeville. The MD-97 project will realign […]
Engineers licensed in D.C. say select issues that the Federal Transit Administration reported on the Red Line this year are reasons for additional study by Metro, but do not threaten the safety of riders.
A Federal Transit Administration Metro Safety Oversight inspector reported finding track problems on the Red Line that do not meet Metro protocol, according to reports FTA posted July 27.
ROCKVILLE — For some, the Tuesday night hearing on whether the County Council will fund yet another study of the proposal for a Bus Rapid Transit system on U.S. Route 29 may have elicited a sense of déjà vu as once more, the same people testified on the same topics and made the same points as they did the last time, the time before that, and each of the other countless times County has dipped a toe into the BRT waters while never really getting wet.
Bus Rapid Transit systems – which can potentially provider shorter travel times than traditional buses by offering limited stops on busses that offer level boarding for passengers and travel at least partially in its own dedicated lane. So far, the County has proposed BRT lines on MD-355 and Veirs Mill Road in addition to the one on U.S. Route-29.
BETHESDA – The eight Democratic candidates in Maryland’s primary race for governor gathered for a panel discussion in December to discuss significant issues in the state, including traffic congestion and disparities in school funding.