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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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Transportation Budget Approved by County Council

On May 26, the Montgomery County Council approved the fiscal year 2012 operating budget.  Highlights of the County’s Department of Transportation approved budget include:

  • The Kids Ride Free Program was restored, allowing students up to 18 years old to ride free on Ride On and Metrobus in Montgomery County weekdays between 2 and 7 p.m.
  • Funding for tree maintenance will increase.
  • A 10-cent an hour increase in long-term parking fees in Bethesda and Silver Spring was proposed by the County Executive in his recommended budget.  The rate increase will take effect July 1 in Bethesda and January 2012 in Silver Spring.  
  • Monthly parking passes for Bethesda parking will rise by $20 to $140 a month and increase $18 in Silver Spring to $113 a month. 
  • Monthly Ride On passes will increase by $10 beginning in July. 
  • Current Ride On bus service was maintained. 
  • Funding for the Greater Shady Grove Transportation Management District.
  • Creation of a new $5.9 million reserve fund for snow removal and storm cleanup.
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