Dr. Gridlock: Montgomery County

Posted at 07:40 AM ET, 07/19/2012

Montgomery Ride On puts buses on reduced schedule after fire

The Montgomery County Ride On bus fleet is operating on a modified holiday schedule Thursday and Friday. Weekend service will be normal, the county said.

By Robert Thomson  |  07:40 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 03/08/2012

Road work starting near Bethesda medical center

Commuters along the Route 355 corridor in Bethesda may notice the start today of the two-week closing of Elmhirst Drive, north of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

By Robert Thomson  |  09:25 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Montgomery committee recommends bus line for I-270 corridor

A Montgomery County council committee voted unanimously Thursday to recommend building a transit line in the rapidly growing Interstate 270 corridor as a bus system rather than light rail, as the council recommended in 2009.

By Katherine Shaver  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Montgomery defers money for second Bethesda Metro entrance to next capital spending plan

Montgomery County has deferred $43.6 million previously allocated in the county’s six-year spending plan to build a second entrance to the Bethesda Metrorail station. Officials say the money isn’t needed until funding for a Purple Line’s construction is secured.

By Katherine Shaver  |  05:00 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/09/2011

I-95 speed cameras that were part of ICC work zone are gone

The speed cameras on Interstate 95 put in place as part of the Intercounty Connector work zone are gone, Maryland highway officials said Wednesday.

By Katherine Shaver  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 10/19/2011

10-mile run and bike ride planned for ICC

Want to check out the new Intercounty Connector without having to pay a toll?

By Katherine Shaver  |  10:12 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 08/22/2011

QR codes debut for Montgomery Co. parking

It seems that new parking meter technology is introduced almost monthly in the Washington region, with pay-by-phone and other updates spreading from city to city. Now the Montgomery County Department of Transportation is adding Quick Response (QR) codes.

By Michael D. Bolden  |  11:17 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:07 AM ET, 07/15/2011

Ride On/Metro sales office relocating in Rockville

If you’re planning on buying Ride On and Metro SmarTrip cards in Rockville, be aware that the sales office is moving next week. Beginning on Tuesday, the sales office will move to the Treasury Department (255 Rockville Pike, Suite L-15, Rockville). Those offices will be open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

By Mark Berman  |  10:07 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 06/29/2011

Feds advance Baltimore Red Line project; Purple Line move may come later this summer

The federal government has approved Baltimore’s Red Line light rail project for more detailed engineering, and Maryland officials said Tuesday that they expect a Purple Line in the Washington suburbs will receive similar permission later this summer.

By Katherine Shaver  |  10:21 AM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/14/2011

Headed to the U.S. Open? Here are your options.

The U.S. Open, which started Monday with practice rounds at Congressional Country Club in Potomac, may draw 250,000 spectators. Traffic is likely to be at its worst Thursday through Sunday during tournament play. The best way to get there will be via shuttle buses.

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 05/12/2011

Inner loop lane closures in Silver Spring Thursday night

The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to close up to three lanes of the inner loop Thursday night in Silver Spring so that crews can install marking and do surveys associated with the rehabilitation of the Northwest Branch Bridge.

By Washington Post Editors  |  12:32 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 04/21/2011

Bethesda transportation advisory panel seeks members

The Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Bethesda Transportation Management District Advisory Committee. 

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:31 PM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Free bus trips in Ride On annual food drive

Ride On passengers can get free trips by donating canned and nonperishable food in the Montgomery County bus service’s annual food drive, which began Sunday.

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 01/24/2011

I-270 South reopens

2:45 p.m. Update: The accident scene has been cleared and traffic is flowing freely. Original post: An accident on I-270 South has most lanes blocked. The accident is just before the exit to Father Hurley Boulevard. Police and a wrecker...

By Washington Post Editors  |  02:17 PM ET, 01/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 01/21/2011

Conn Ave. South reopens

2:45 p.m. Update: Lanes have reopened, according to traffic reporting services. Original post: Connecticut Avenue southbound is closed at Weller Road due to an accident, according to county and state officials. Drivers should expect delays through rush hour....

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:59 PM ET, 01/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 01/20/2011

Delays on I-270 North

5:30 p.m. Update: The accident has been cleared but delays continue. Original post: Interstate 270 northbound is blocked at Father Hurley Boulevard due to an accident. Traffic gets by on the shoulder....

By Washington Post Editors  |  05:19 PM ET, 01/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Georgia Ave. reopens

[This post has been updated] 7 p.m. Update: Traffic appears to be flowing freely now on Georgia Avenue. 5:25 p.m. Update: Delays continue with back-ups as far south as Plyers Mill Road. Utility crews are still on the scene. 5...

By Washington Post Editors  |  04:20 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:36 PM ET, 12/14/2010

Montgomery Co. launches snow tool

With two snow threats for Washington in the next week, Montgomery County's Tuesday launch of a new online tool to track the progress of snow plows was timely. "Following last year's record-breaking snowfalls, I asked all our departments to find...

By Washington Post Editors  |  03:36 PM ET, 12/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/13/2010

New snow tool in Montgomery Co.

Montgomery County will officially launch a new online tool on Tuesday to help residents track the progress of snow plows. County Executive Isiah Leggett will officially announce the system during a press conference at the Executive Office Building in Rockville...

By Washington Post Editors  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Heineken promotes taxi app for holidays

If you have been drinking, don't drive. Instead, use the free Taxi Magic app from your iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Palm Pre to catch a cab.

By Christy Goodman  |  03:06 PM ET, 12/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 12/06/2010

Cold delays ICC opening until 2011

Recent rains and this week's cold snap have slowed construction on the Intercounty Connector, causing the first 7.2-mile segment to open early next year instead of later this month, an ICC spokesman said Mon

By Katherine Shaver  |  04:23 PM ET, 12/06/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 12/02/2010

Mont. Co expands pay-by-cell-parking

Montgomery County officials are expanding a program that allows users to add, or remove, time from a meter with their cellphones, The Gazette reports. After piloting the program in downtown Bethesda, the Montgomery County Department of Transportation has decided to open the option to all 12,000 meters in county parking districts, said Stephen Nash, chief of the division of parking management. The districts are in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills.

By Washington Post Editors  |  01:20 PM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 11/11/2010

Traffic improvements in Silver Spring

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation recently completed work on Hewitt Avenue in Silver Spring intended to improve pedestrian safety. The agency installed three islands along a stretch of Hewitt between Georgia Avenue and Blue Spruce Lane following a request...

By Michael Bolden  |  03:13 PM ET, 11/11/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)