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Montgomery County Roadways to Receive Spring Cleaning

Montgomery County Roadways to Receive Spring Cleaning

From Montgomery County:

Starting the week of March 28, Montgomery County’s residential roadways will get a spring cleaning with the launch of the annual street sweeping program on  the County’s 5,000 curb miles of roads. 

Metro Riders at Van Ness Sound Off About Yet Another Day of Delays

Metro Riders at Van Ness Sound Off About Yet Another Day of Delays

This morning the DC Metro's red line endured yet another round of delays that left some riders stuck on the platform at the Van Ness station for over 45 minutes during their morning commute because of a track fire between the Woodley Park and Dupont Circle station stops.

Check out the video above to see some of those stranded passengers sound off about the delays and how they feel about the D.C. Metro overall.

 

Montgomery County Bike Projects Moving Slowly

The WashCycle reports that with the Bradley Boulevard bike project having recently been presented, it joins a growing list of future bike projects in Montgomery County. But only one project has money budgeted for it so far. That's the MacArthur Boulevard Bikeway project.

The project will include an 8-foot-wide shared-use hiker/biker path running parallel to MacArthur on the south side, Miller said. The shoulder of the road will also be widened to provide a 2-foot shoulder on each side of the road for faster cyclists.

Cheapest Gas Price in Bethesda

According to AAA, the cheapest gas price in Bethesda is $2.859 at Citgo Navy Exchange Service Center.  This gas station is located at 8901 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD.

Human Remains Found on Tracks in North Bethesda

The Gazette.net reports that Montgomery County Police are investigating human remains found on the CSX train tracks in the vicinity of 11700 Parklawn Drive. Detectives arrived at the tracks about 6:30 p.m. following a call made to police about an hour earlier.

The location of the remains is just south of where a man killed himself Oct. 13 by walking in front of a train near Randolph Road in North Bethesda, according to county emergency responders.

MARC trains 893, 879, 881, and 895 are being delayed, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. As of 6:15 p.m., there was no estimate of how long the delay would last. Metrorail is honoring MARC tickets. Washington Metro will honor MARC tickets on the Red Line.

FREE Vehicle Inspections / FREE Child Safety Seat Inspections

October is National Car Care Awareness Month

Montgomery College and its Industry partners are celebrating by offering Free Car Inspection Lanes to the public.  These inspections are provided by local repair shops and their ASE Certified Repair Technicians who volunteer their time to conduct the inspections.  When the inspection is complete the technician will discuss the items inspected with the vehicle owner, answer questions and make recommendations.  The inspection takes about 15-20 minutes.  Items inspected are: Tires, Fluids, Batteries, Wipers, Belts, Pulleys, Hoses, Air Filters, Lights (both dash & exterior lights).  Just in time for winter!

Maryland Cell Phone Ban Begins

Maryland residents and those residents who travel through Maryland need to know that on Friday, October 1, 2010 (this Friday) - cell phone use will become illegal while driving. The offense will be a "secondary" offense, meaning that offenders can only be cited with it if they are pulled over for another primary offense like speeding or running a red light.

Beginning on Friday, people who wish to make a call while driving MUST use a hands free device. The fine will be $40 for the first offense and $100 for subsequent violations of the law.

Texting while driving has been illegal for some time now and already carries a fine.

Maryland is following suit with several other states with cellular phone bans while in operation of a motor vehicle, but it is one of the only (if not the only) state to list the law as a "secondary" offense.