Category: Transportation

UMD Staff and Students May Ride Purple Line Free Near Campus

Recently, the University of Maryland’s Board of Regents has approved a memorandum between the UMD and the Maryland Transit Authority (MTA) about the future Purple line project. One key item in the memorandum includes an arrangement by which the UMD staff and students will be able to ride the transit across 5 stations near the  campus for free, in […]

Thursday October 15th, 2015 in Purple line, Transportation | No Comments »

Council to Take Positions on Local Transportation Projects

At tomorrow night’s Council meeting, the City Council will approve a letter to the Maryland Department of Transportation with comments about the regional projects directly affecting College Park. Here is a list of projects and the position the council plans to take: US 1, Baltimore Avenue from College Avenue to MD 193 The City is very […]

Monday October 12th, 2015 in Transportation | No Comments »

Getting Around the City – Transportation Options in College Park

Parking Meters and Electronic Pay Stations City parking lots and on-street meters are enforced Monday-Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., except on City-observed holidays. The cost of parking in lots with meters or electronic pay stations is $0.75 per hour. Look for Electronic Pay Stations and Remember Your Parking Space Number! Many of the City-enforced […]

Monday September 7th, 2015 in Transportation | No Comments »

City to Renew UM-Shuttle Bus Contract

At this Tuesday’s worksession, the City Council will discuss renewing City contract with the UM Shuttle service. Since 2008, the City of College Park and the University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services have had an MOU that allows College Park residents and City employees to use the Shuttle UM. The City issues permits at […]

Metro Plans to Cut Services on Green Line

Metro is planning to cut services on Green line, according to this Greater Greater Washington blog. This will affect a number of commuters in north College Park, who take Green line to go to Washington D.C. We plan to discuss the issue at our Council meeting. Metro will also hold public hearing, where commuters can […]

Wednesday July 1st, 2015 in Transportation | No Comments »

Hogan Says Yes to Purple Line

Governor ogan today announced that he wants to move ahead with Purple line, provided the Prince George’s and Montgomery counties share some of the cost. Here is the complete news.

Thursday June 25th, 2015 in Announcements, Transportation | 1 Comment »

Hogan is Reportedly Told to Approve Purple Line, If Cost is Lowered

Maryland’s transportation chief Pete Rahn has reportedly recommended his boss MD Governor Mr. Hogan to approve the Purple line, if the cost is lowered, the Washington Post is reporting. The low cost proposal would include reducing the number of stations and run the trains less frequently. Supporters of Purple line think these options will impact […]

Monday June 15th, 2015 in Transportation | No Comments »

MD State Approves Highway User Revenue Funds

Great news! The representative of the Maryland Municipal League (MML) told us last Thursday that, the Maryland Senate voted unanimously to approve the State of Maryland Fiscal 2016 Budget (HB 70) which INCLUDES the $19 million set aside for MUNICIPAL transportation funding needs allocated through the HUR (Highway User Revenue) formula. Cities and towns use the […]

Sunday March 29th, 2015 in Transportation | 7 Comments »

What Does the Purple Line Mean for College Park?: A Forum for Students and Residents

Join the SGA Student Sustainability Committee on Tuesday, March 31st to engage in a forum on the Maryland Transit Administration’s Purple Line project. The Purple Line would have major implications for the University of Maryland and surrounding communities, servicing 21 stops between Prince George’s County and Montgomery County. The infrastructure project could generate as many as […]

Saturday March 21st, 2015 in Announcements, Traffic, Transportation | No Comments »

College Park Recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community

Recently, College Park has been added to the latest list of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) for Bike to Work Week. The list is maintained by the League of American Bicyclists. In the D.C. Metropolitan area, College Park is the only municipality to receive an award this year, with honorable mention for our work supporting the […]

Saturday June 7th, 2014 in Transportation | 3 Comments »

Council Mulls Asking SHA to Fund Route 1 Undergrounding Through TIGER Grants

In tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will vote whether it should send a letter to the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) to request an additional year to decide whether to pursue undergrounding of utilities in the stretch between Paint Branch Parkway and Greenbelt Road on Route 1. SHA has indicated that the project, including […]

Monday May 12th, 2014 in Route 1, Transportation | 3 Comments »

Proposed Additional Beltway Lanes May Impact North College Park Homes

At tonight’s meeting, the City Council will vote to send a letter with its concerns about the proposed additional toll or HOV lanes in 495 Beltway in north College Park. On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the Transportation Planing Board (TPB) released a revised draft of the Regional Transportation Priorities Plan (RTPP) for public comment. This comment […]

Tuesday October 22nd, 2013 in City Council, Transportation | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Purple Line’s Impact on UM and College Park

At tonight’s workseesion, the Council will discuss the transportation and environmental impacts of the Purple line, the east – west light trail system between New Carrollton and Bethesda. The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) has recently published the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Purple Line, which is be available here. The MTA is asking public […]

Tuesday October 15th, 2013 in Development, Purple line, Transportation | 2 Comments »

Two Rhode Island Ave RRFBs to Go Live this Week

Two RRFBs (Rapid Rectangular Flashing Device) have been installed at the Cherokee St. (near Duval Field) and Muskogee St. intersections of Rhode Island Avenue. Per our staff, they will go operational some time this week. I took this picture last week at the Cherokee Rd intersection (looking south on RI). Once we’re completely happy with […]

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Monday September 23rd, 2013 in Transportation | No Comments »