Tag Archive: transportation

Montgomery County’s FLASH Bus System to Begin Service Soon

FLASH Bus Line To Begin Service Soon Construction of Montgomery County’s first “FLASH” bus line along US 29, which began in 2018, is expected to be completed by mid-August and open early this fall. The County has not yet set a start date for service due to COVID-19-related disruptions to the County’s public transit system.

Open Houses to Share Alternatives for FLASH BRT on MD 355

MCDOT invites the public to attend one of two Open Houses in late June to learn more about FLASH, a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service, and its planned implementation along MD 355. Attendees will see the results of the extensive evaluation and preliminary engineering of the alternatives, including ridership, benefits, impacts and estimated costs.

Open Houses to Share Alternatives for FLASH BRT on MD 355

MCDOT invites the public to attend one of two Open Houses in late June to learn more about FLASH, a new BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) service, and its planned implementation along MD 355. Attendees will see the results of the extensive evaluation and preliminary engineering of the alternatives, including ridership, benefits, impacts and estimated costs.

DOT launches education program on the County’s pedestrian and bikeway infrastructure

Using a $60,000 grant from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) Transportation Land-Use Connections (TLC) Program, MCDOT has developed educational materials to inform travelers about new, safety infrastructure in the County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Priority Areas, such as separated bike lanes, bike boxes, green pavement markings and floating bus stops. The centerpiece is

Biking in Silver Spring just got a whole lot easier

Earlier this month, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett announced two new biking opportunities for Silver Spring: the completion of the first protected bike lane in downtown Silver Spring AND a new bikesharing option, MoBike. “Today, we are celebrating two important developments in making bicycle travel in Montgomery County easier, safer and more accessible,” said Leggett. “We
PARK(ing) Day

Visit DEP at PARK(ing) Day on September 15th

The Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proud to be part of PARK(ing) Day, which will be held this year on Friday, September 15, 2017 in Bethesda and Silver Spring.   Celebrate International PARK(ing) Day and Rethink Your Transportation Choices! PARK(ing) Day is an worldwide, annual event that gives residents, businesses and organizations
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Help the County name BRT! Contest open til Friday

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), is a comfortable, reliable new transit option coming to Montgomery County! Our friends at the Montgomery County Department of Transportation are hitting the ground this year to spread the word about this future transit option. With fewer stops and dedicated lanes in many places, BRT will offer a reliable way to
Bike to Work Day

Bike to work day is Friday, May 20th!

Imagine this: it’s a cool morning, the sun is rising higher and the wind is rushing past your ears. You roll by cars stopped in traffic and turn onto a tree-lined path. The air smells great and you feel alive! As you get closer to town you join-up with other 2-wheeled riders at a pit

To EV or not to EV, that is the question…

Now that my car is almost 12 years old, I’ve started thinking about what I might purchase next. And though I always thought my next car would be a hybrid (like a Toyota Prius), I’ve been hearing more about electric vehicles (EVs) and thought I should learn more about them before ruling them out. If

Limited time: Free bikeshare program

Bikeshare is affordable for many – but for some folks it still may be a challenge. Free bikeshare memberships are available for those who meet income eligibility requirements. The program is called “JARC” – Job Access Reverse Commute. Qualified individuals will receive free membership in Capital Bikeshare and free bike safety training, a free helmet,
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Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 16th!

Imagine this: it’s a cool morning, the sun is rising higher and the wind is rushing past your ears. You roll by cars stopped in traffic and turn onto a tree-lined path. The air smells great and you feel alive! As you get closer to town you join-up with other 2-wheeled riders at a pit