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Regional Council of Governments Recommends Sales Tax Increase To Fund Metro

New report finds a 1 percent increase in jurisdictions that have Metro stations could provide the dedicated funding source to properly repair the system
04/26/17

Purple Line Art Submissions Unveiled

Multiple designs for each station submitted; winning proposals expected to be chosen in May
04/25/17

Old Metro Car’s Next Stop: Retail Kiosks at Grosvenor-Strathmore Station

A sculptor is cutting up the 4000-series rail car in Brookeville to serve as pop-up shops, benches and art
04/21/17

I-270 Improvements Will Reduce Travel Times, Governor Says

Montgomery County leaders say lane additions and new technology should be a first step toward a long-term solution for the congested highway
04/20/17

Hogan Says Federal Judge Overseeing Purple Line Case Has a Conflict of Interest

Governor hints at connections between Richard Leon and Purple Line opponents
04/19/17

State Puts Forth Plan To Add Lanes on I-270 To Reduce Traffic Congestion

Transportation officials estimate the project could be completed in 2019, but critics are skeptical about whether it will work
04/17/17

Flashing Lights Begin Alerting Drivers to Hazards at Deadly Bethesda Intersection

State transportation officials say water main break delayed safety project
04/17/17

County To Add Limited-Stop Bus Service To Rockville Pike

The new bus service will extend from the Medical Center Metro station in Bethesda to Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg
04/14/17

Underpass Project to Cause Weekend Lane Closures on Rockville Pike in Late April, Early May

Roadwork will affect area between Woodmont Avenue, Wilson Drive
04/14/17

County To Begin Road Resurfacing In Kenwood This Month

The weekday work is estimated to take six months to complete
04/12/17

Maryland U.S. Senators Sign Letter Urging Federal Support for Purple Line, Other Transit Projects

Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin joined other Democrats who called on Congress to fund transportation projects
04/11/17

Purple Line Opponents Urge Judge Not To Rush Ruling in Ongoing Lawsuit

Plaintiffs contend President Donald Trump is on the record opposing projects such as the Purple Line
04/06/17

Safety Improvements Added to Troubled River Road Intersection in Bethesda

Motorists can no longer turn left from Braeburn Parkway
04/06/17

Bethesda Area Suffers From 535-Space Bicycle Parking Shortage, Study Finds

County planners suggest launching bicycle parking program to address need around county
04/04/17

State Asks for Ruling in Purple Line Lawsuit

Further delays could have ‘devastating effects’ on light-rail project, attorney general warns
04/03/17

County Leaders Push for Details About Purple Line Delays and Federal Funding

Montgomery County Council president urges state to ask federal judge to issue a new ruling in ongoing lawsuit
03/30/17

Berliner Urges County To Consider Legal Action Against FAA Over Increased Airplane Noise

Complaints from residents near the Potomac River have risen since the agency changed flight paths in 2015
03/28/17

Rockville Pike Lane Closures Set for Early April

Construction work is part of project to install pedestrian underpass
03/27/17

Hogan’s Office Says Purple Line, Metro Discussed in Meeting with U.S. Transportation Secretary

Document provided by governor’s office lists the two among seven transportation priorities in the state seeking federal assistance
03/23/17

Metro Completes Escalator Installment Project at Bethesda Station

Work on the replacement of the escalators has been going on since 2014
03/22/17
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