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Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

Metro Track Work Planned for the Weekend of August 12-14

From WMATA:

Metro's rebuilding efforts will continue this weekend on the Red, Orange, Blue and Yellow lines. The work will begin around 10 p.m. tonight and continue through closing on Sunday, August 14. 

*Here are the complete details! 

County Exectutive to Participate in Ribboncutting For Extension of Father Hurley Blvd

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will celebrate the opening of the extension of Father Hurley Boulevard, an important north-south link in the Germantown area that will connect local communities to Town Center and the I-270 corridor.

 

U.S. Open: Potomac Resident Turns Yard into Parking Lot

While players get ready for the first round of the U.S. Open, parking continues to be an issue.

According to the United States Golf Association, spectators attending the U.S. Open Championship at Congressional Country Club this week are reminded that there is no general spectator parking at or around the club.

Fifteen homeowners in Potomac, Maryland learned of the limited parking issue and decided to get permits for visitors to park on their lawns one week out of the year including David Stupar, whose two-acre lot has been in his family since 1960.

“We are the original owners. Horses used to graze our lot, but in 1997 we parked cars here for the U.S. Open and saw what a lucrative arrangement it was. We heard it was coming back this year, and knew we had a great business opportunity on our hands,” said Harrington Drive Resident, David Stupar.

State Highway Administration Rehabs Two Frederick County Bridges on I-270

State Highway Administration Rehabs Two Frederick County Bridges on I-270

This information is provided by The Maryland State Highway Administration:


(June 13, 2011) –The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is rehabilitating two bridges on northbound and southbound I-270 over MD 80 (Fingerboard Road) and Bennett Creek in Frederick County.  Both bridges are structurally sound but are in need of preventive maintenance to extend their service life after decades of carrying more than 82,000 vehicles a day.  Weather permitting the $8.9 million project will be completed in fall 2012.

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Cherry Blossom Traffic Pattern

This community notice comes to us from the U.S. Park Police:

Md. transit group says higher fuel tax could fund expanded MARC rail service to Frederick

Md. transit group says higher fuel tax could fund expanded MARC rail service to Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. (AP)— A public transit advocacy group says a proposed 10-cent increase in Maryland's gasoline tax could help fund an expansion of MARC train service between Washington and Frederick County.

The Montgomery County-based Action Committee for Transit said Tuesday that some of the higher fuel tax revenue should be used to fund MARC's Growth and Investment Plan.

MARC adopted the plan in 2007. It includes a four-stage expansion of service on the Brunswick Line, which currently carries commuters from Frederick, Brunswick and Martinsburg, W.Va., into Washington on weekday mornings, and back to Frederick and Brunswick on weekday afternoons.

The final stage calls for all-day, two-way weekday service, with additional weekend trains by 2035.