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The County’s long-term, comprehensive transportation plan will significantly increase spending on new roads, transit, hiker-biker trails, and pedestrian safety.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Montgomery County Employers Sweep Regional Commuting Choices Awards

Three Montgomery County employers were recognized at the regional Commuter Connections’ 2011 Employer Recognition Awards ceremony this summer for collectively reducing 734,550 vehicle miles traveled in the region and cutting gasoline usage by 36,928 gallons last year.

The businesses honored were:

  • The American Occupational Therapy Association, which won the Incentive Award;
  • B.F. Saul Company won the Marketing Award; and
  • Clean Currents received the Telework Award.

Montgomery County Commuter Services and its local program operators, Bethesda Transportation Solutions and the North Bethesda Transportation Center , provided assistance and guidance to the companies. Commuter Services is available to assist other businesses in establishing and enhancing programs that make using alternative transportation options easier for employees. Contact Commuter Services for more information.

CATEGORIES: Award , Commuter Services
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Friday, January 28, 2011

Montrose Parkway West Storm Water Management System Wins Award

The Montgomery County Division of Transportation Engineering (MCDTE) received a Top Storm Water Management project award from Water Quality Solutions magazine for the Mont rose Parkway West ’s stormwater management system. The road was completed in May 2009.

To meet regulatory requirements, MCDTE was required to provide stormwater facilities that captured and treated the equivalent of 90 percent of the annual runoff from the project’s impervious surfaces for a one-inch storm. Installation of stormwater management facilities was complicated because of the limited space within the Mont rose Road right-of-way and the need to avoid impacting the wetlands adjacent to Old Farm Creek.

To manage stormwater, MCDTE found a creative way to install four, large, pre-cast, structural sand filters within the Mont rose Road median during construction while maintaining traffic flow (averaging 55,000 vehicles a day) and the existing storm drainage system.

  • The final project reduced and mitigated stream impacts from the road by:
  • Replacing existing culverts that conveyed Old Farm Creek under Mont rose Road ;
  • Installing a precast, 16’x 9’ culvert to contain an Old Farm Creek tributary crossing;
  • Stabilizing 1,200 linear feet of Booze Creek;
  • Creating 9,000 square feet of forested wetlands on the site; and
  • Narrowing the road’s travel lane widths from 12 to 11 feet.



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Friday, July 30, 2010

MCDOT Wins Govenor’s 2010 Smart, Green and Growing Award

Governor Martin O’Malley recently awarded the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) his 2010 Smart, Green and Growing Award for encouraging transportation choices. The award praised the efforts of Commuter Services and the Advanced Transportation Management System.
The award recognizes 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; providing short-term car rentals at Metro stations; 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 systems to monitor conditions, adjust traffic signals, respond to incidents, and re-route buses when necessary.
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