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Beltway Town Hall on May 23, Final MDOT Public Meeting Tonight

In addition to the Rep. Brown’s town hall below, please join tonight at the final MDOT public meeting on the I-270/I-495 toll lane widening plan. Please weigh in and share your concerns with the current scope of this project. This is the final public meeting before it goes forward to the Board of Public Works […]

Thursday May 16th, 2019 in Announcements, Transportation | No Comments »

mBike to End Operation in August

College Park’s bike share program, mBike, will end this summer, with the last day of operations on August 31, 2019. The City made this announcement yesterday. The mBike is a collaborative bikeshare program between the City, and the UMD. With the three-year contract coming to an end, the City was unable to come to terms […]

Wednesday May 15th, 2019 in Biking, Transportation | No Comments »

In College Park, Beltway Expansion Can Cause Loss of Properties & Green Space, Kill a Playground, and Increase Noise & Traffic

The MDOT has recently published a map  showing the areas in College Park  neighborhoods that will most likely be impacted by their proposed I-495 / I-270 expansion plan. In all of the alternatives, I found the following issues should concern us all. Loss of residential properties / property value: 18 homes on Niagara Rd and […]

Thursday May 9th, 2019 in Environment, Transportation | 2 Comments »

City to Buy First Hybrid Bus for Transporting Seniors and Students

At next week’s meeting, the Council will consider awarding a contract in the amount of $86,057.00 to Apple Ford for the purchase of one 2019 E450 Ford XL Hybrid 21 Passenger Bus package to replace the 2003 vehicle as planned. The new bus will replace the old bus (Bus #122), which currently has 114,699 miles traveled, […]

Saturday April 20th, 2019 in Environment, Transportation | Comments Off on City to Buy First Hybrid Bus for Transporting Seniors and Students

Bike to Work Day is Around the Corner. Register Today!

If you haven’t already registered, Bike to Work Day is May 17! The City will once again host our Pit Stop in front of City Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Register for free at biketoworkmetrodc.org f you’re one of the 20,000 to register, you can get a free t-shirt. [City of College Park]

Tuesday April 16th, 2019 in Announcements, Biking, Transportation | Comments Off on Bike to Work Day is Around the Corner. Register Today!

Find How the Beltway Expansion Plan May Affect Your Homes

Starting this week, the MDOT SHA will be hosting a series of public workshops to present its plan to widen the section of I-495 Beltway and I-270 highways. Officials from the MDOT SHA will be out at these eight workshops  to “sell” the proposed plan about the traffic, environmental, and financial analyses for the recommended […]

Monday April 8th, 2019 in Transportation | Comments Off on Find How the Beltway Expansion Plan May Affect Your Homes

Options to “Improve” I495 Beltway Will be Ready Soon

At last night’s meeting, the City Council got an update about the proposed Beltway improvment update. This is part of the CTP (Consolidate Transportation Plan (CTP) that MDOT has released its six-year draft for review and comment. The CTP includes detailed information on minor and major capital projects across all agencies. The full CTP document […]

Wednesday November 14th, 2018 in Transportation | Comments Off on Options to “Improve” I495 Beltway Will be Ready Soon

Do Not Block the Box Signs Will be Installed this Month

Good news! The SHA is telling now that the “Do Not Block the intersection” boxes will be installed at both Edgewood Rd and Cherry Hill Rd intersections on Route 1 this month (in October 2018). Also, a crosswalk will be installed for the west leg of the US 1 and Cherry Hill Road Intersection (by […]

Monday October 1st, 2018 in Route 1, Transportation | Comments Off on Do Not Block the Box Signs Will be Installed this Month

I-495 Plan Could Affect Hollywood and Sunnyside Neighborhood

Maryland governor Hogan is planning to widen 495 beltway. The plan hasn’t yet specifically identified what properties would be affected, however the widening could have a big impact on the Hollywood and the Sunnyside neighborhood (i.e. houses and properties razed?). There’s an 8/27/18 deadline for submitting comments (phone, email, Contact webpage). Please add your input […]

Tuesday August 21st, 2018 in Transportation | Comments Off on I-495 Plan Could Affect Hollywood and Sunnyside Neighborhood

Public Meeting on Beltway Widening, Today

In the fall of 2018, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced a plan to widen I-270 and I-495, adding four express toll lanes each. The controversial plan would spend billions of dollars on highway expansions that some experts say will ultimately make congestion, housing affordability, and quality of life worse. Now, more details are about to […]

Tuesday July 17th, 2018 in Announcements, Transportation | Comments Off on Public Meeting on Beltway Widening, Today

Paint Branch Bridge and the Underpass Get Lighting

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, leadership from the College Park City-University Partnership, City of College Park, University of Maryland, and State of Maryland, local businesses and residents came together to unveil new artistic lighting on Baltimore Avenue’s Paint Branch Bridge. The Paint Branch Bridge is at the heart of the bustling mid-town of College Park […]

Saturday June 30th, 2018 in Transportation | 1 Comment »

SHA Finally Agrees to Put “Do Not Block Intersection” Signs on Route 1 in North College Park

Good news. We’ve been told this morning that two “Do Not Block the Intersection” signs will be installed at the following intersections: 1. US 1 at Edgewood Road. 2. US 1 at Cherry Hill Road. The signs will be installed by the end of August. Many thanks to everyone who advocated and wrote to the […]

Thursday April 19th, 2018 in Announcements, Transportation | 2 Comments »

Visualize 2045 Public Forum – April 18, 2018 at College Park Airport

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board will be hosting a public forum at the College Park Airport to discuss seven regional transportation initiatives with residents to obtain feedback that can be included in their long-range transportation plan, Visualize 2045. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 18 from 7-9pm at the College Park […]

Sunday April 15th, 2018 in Announcements, Transportation | Comments Off on Visualize 2045 Public Forum – April 18, 2018 at College Park Airport

Renovation Project at College Park Metro Leaves 250 Parking Spaces Unavailable

Metro began a rehabilitation project at the College Park Park & Ride garage, making 250 parking spaces unavailable to the public every day. There are a total of 1,820 parking spots at the College Park Metro Station, which includes the garage and surface lot. Metro is saying the project is intended to bring the structure […]

Wednesday March 14th, 2018 in Announcements, Metro, Transportation | Comments Off on Renovation Project at College Park Metro Leaves 250 Parking Spaces Unavailable

City Asks SHA to Improve Traffic and Safety Issues on State Roads in College Park

At last night’s Council meeting, The Council approved a letter asking the SHA to improve a number of roads within College Park boundary. On October 10, 2017, a representative from Maryland State Highway Administration gave a presentation to the City Council about ongoing projects in the City. Council requested that a follow-up letter be sent […]

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Wednesday November 15th, 2017 in Transportation | Comments Off on City Asks SHA to Improve Traffic and Safety Issues on State Roads in College Park