The Division of Highway Services has completed the special, one-time only, storm tree debris collection from County-maintained roads. Crews drove the County’s 217 snow plow routes and collected debris within the County right-of-way resulting from the destructive Derecho storm that occurred on June 29th.
Beginning on Wednesday (July 11), residents will be able to see the progress of Highway Services crews using the County’s online storm operations map. The map shows the County’s 217 snow plow routes. These routes will be followed by crews picking up tree debris that is located within the County right-of-way.
MCDOT's Division of Highway Services will provide special storm tree debris collections -- on County maintained roads only -- throughout the County starting July 11.
The Division of Transportation Engineering will be hosting a Public Meeting to solicit community comment on the Forest Glen Passageway Feasibility Study. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Sligo Middle School in the cafeteria, 1401 Dennis Avenue, in Silver Spring.
The public is invited to comment at this meeting or directly to the Division of Transportation Engineering (DTE) by April 24, 2012. The Project Manager is Greg Hwang. He may be reached by phone at 240.777.7279 or by email.
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is now operating express bus service along the first phase of the Intercounty Connector (ICC), also known as MD200. Two bus routes link Gaithersburg to job and transportation centers at Fort Meade and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
ICC Bus Route 201 provides service between the Gaithersburg Park and Ride lot located at I-270 and MD 124 in Montgomery County and BWI Marshall Airport. ICC Bus Route 201 operates a daily seven-stop route with hourly service accommodating fourteen round-trips. Gaithersburg service begins at 4:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. BWI Marshall return service runs from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
ICC Bus Route 202 is designed to serve employees working at NSA and Fort Meade. This Monday through Friday, six-stop service operates between the Gaithersburg Park and Ride Lot in Montgomery County and Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County. Three morning buses leave Gaithersburg at 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 a.m. Afternoon routes leave Fort Meade at noon, 3:00, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.
Detailed information on routes, times and fares can be found at the ICC website. Customers can also call the MTA Transit Information Center Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 410-539-5000.
MCDOT has just published its online 2010 Annual Report. It begins with a discussion of the accomplishments of the Transportation Department in the last fiscal year. The short report has lots of photos, such as the one that shows the new Ride On logo and the revised paint scheme that facilitates side-of-the-bus advertising.
Then the section entitled “Directions” features new initiatives and pilot programs the department will be implementing this fiscal year and beyond. Read about cell phone-based technology being tested as a new way to pay for parking; learn why we need a third depot for Ride On and why the bus fleet keeps getting greener; understand our new pavement monitoring system and how it’s used to determine the next road to be resurfaced; and see how we’re keeping some traffic signals fully operational even when the power fails.
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Governor Martin O’Malley recently awarded MCDOT his 2010 Smart, Green and Growing Award for encouraging transportation choices. The award praised Transit’s Commuter Services’ efforts and Traffic’s Advanced Transportation Management System.
This award is given to localities that have demonstrated Smart Growth practices. The County was commended for creating Transportation Management Districts; developing incentives to employers who help fund employees’ transit costs or telework programs; and effectively marketing transit, the Guaranteed Ride Home program, and bike-to-work events.
MCDOT was also recognized for its Advanced Transportation Management System. By locating Ride On central communications with the traffic and emergency operations centers, the County efficiently uses intelligent transportation components to monitor conditions, adjust traffic signals, respond to incidents, and re-route buses when necessary.