Friday, July 30, 2010
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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