The Maryland Depart-ment of Transportation will hold a public meeting on its bus rapid transit (BRT) alternatives under consideration for Veirs Mill Road.
The public meeting will be held 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the cafeteria of the Montgomery County Executive Office Building at 101 Monroe St. BRT is planned along Veirs Mill Road between the Rockville Metro station and Wheaton. Three alternatives are being considered. The preferred option is expected to be identified by the end of 2016. Continue reading “MDOT Will Hold Meeting to Discuss Bus Rapid Transit Options”
Residents of Montgomery County could see a $13 average hike on their monthly electric bills if a request from Potomac Electric Power — Pepco — is approved by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC).
The commission is holding two hearings on the proposed increase, which would net an extra $104 million in electric distribution rates.
Keillor will be presented the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. The award has been received by some of America’s most distinguished writers, including Norman Mailer, Pat Conroy, John Updike and Joyce Carol Oates.
Normally, Rockville’s parks close at dusk, but with the annual Perseid Meteor Shower on Aug. 12-13 predicted to be one of the best in years, the city is keeping one of its biggest parks open overnight for community members to view the show. As many as 200 meteors per hour are anticipated, more than double the rate of past years.
Applause greeted news that the Rockville City Police Department has received full accreditation for the next four years from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies during their attendance at CALEA’s conference in Baltimore.
“Thank you to each and every one of you,” Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said.
Traffic, poor conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists, an aging and unattractive area with little green space — this is how Rockville Pike is today. But with a unanimous vote Monday night to adopt the Rockville Pike Neighborhood Plan, the city’s Mayor and Council set a vision for redevelopment that will create a more attractive environment to live, work in and visit, with parks and better options for transportation.
“It is a great compromise and we are moving forward with something that will transform the pike … We’ve come a long way and it is a wonderful day,” Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton said.