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Federal Court Says Purple Line Can Move Forward

Good news! Last week, a federal appellate court ruled Wednesday the Purple Line can move forward despite an ongoing lawsuit against the project, the Washington Business Journal reports. The ruling gives Maryland a green light to go after $900 million in federal grants for the $5.6 billion construction project — funding the Trump administration has […]

Monday July 24th, 2017 in Purple Line, Transportation | No Comments »

More on Metro Closures at Greenbelt and Colelge Park Stations

I’ve got additional information about the metro’s station closures at Greenbelt and College Park, starting April 15. Metro Shuttle Metro will use shuttle buses to transport riders bwteen Greenbelt and PG Plaza. Buses will still run every 3-5 minutes, however a bus leaving every 3-5 minutes is still much less capacity than a train departing […]

Friday April 7th, 2017 in Transportation | No Comments »

Greenbelt Metro to be Closed for 1 Month: April 14 – May 15

Metro announced yesterday that Greenbelt Metro stations will completely shut down for one full month, as part of Surge #14 of SafeTrack. The surge will take place in two phases, with College Park and Greenbelt stations being closed during the first phase and Greenbelt station will remain closed during the second phase as well, according […]

Friday March 31st, 2017 in Announcements, Transportation | No Comments »

Metro Invites Comments About Cut in Greenbelt-BWI B30 Bus Service

Metro is proposing to discontinue B30 bus service, which goes between Greenbelt station and the BWI airport. WMATA is holding only one public hearing on its proposed FY 18 capital budget, which includes significant cuts to bus and rail service. In addition to proposing decreased frequency for the Green line, the proposed budget would eliminate […]

Wednesday January 25th, 2017 in Announcements, Transportation | No Comments »

BikeShare May Extend Beyond City Limit

At tonight’s Council meeting, Council will consider approving a Memorandum of Understanding that would be used with third parties seeking additional bike share locations and additional bikes outside of City limits. The City and University entered into a contract with Zagster, Inc. to install and maintain a bikeshare system, now named mBike. The System launched […]

Tuesday December 13th, 2016 in Bike Share, Biking, Transportation | 2 Comments »

New RRFB Crossing Lights Added to Rhode Island / Indian Ln Intersection

In case you haven’t seen, our engineering staff has added one more pedestrian crossing flashing light on Rhode Island avenue at the Indian Ln / Fox St. intersection. The rectangular rapid flash beacon (RRFB) will help pedestrian cross Rhode Island avenue at this intersection. The City Council allocated a total of $52,000 for two RRFB […]

Monday November 28th, 2016 in Transportation | 1 Comment »

Paper Features North College Park’s “Bus Stop of the Future”

The GreaterGreaterWashington has recently featured the bus stop on Rhode Island avenue (in front of the Hollywood Shopping Center) in north College Park. Unlike other bus stops, it has a nearby bike share station, a “Little Free Library”, plus a weekly farmers market!

Saturday August 20th, 2016 in Transportation | No Comments »

City Plans Bike Boulevard for Safe and Convenient Biking

The City is working on a “Bike Boulevard” plan that includes a prioritized list of streets for retrofitting as Bike Boulevards, an itemized list and location for the infrastructure required for each, as well as an identification of funding sources, establishment of phasing for the planning-design process, and construction cost estimates for each candidate street. […]

Wednesday June 15th, 2016 in Biking, Transportation | No Comments »

City Set to Adopt “Complete Street” Policy

At last night’s Council meeting, the City council discussed the complete street policies for College Park. “Complete Street” means a street or roadway that allows safe and convenient travel by all of the following categories of users: pedestrians, bicyclists, persons with disabilities, motorists, seniors and children and that creates a shared space for all users […]

Wednesday April 6th, 2016 in Transportation | No Comments »

College Park Bikeshare Program Expected to Start in May

Our staff have been busy in starting the BikeShare program in College Park. The program will have 14 bike stations – 7 within the campus and 7 outside of the campus in the city. As I mentioned earlier, we’re planning to have two stations in north College Park, one at the Lackawanna nad 53rd avenue […]

Friday March 25th, 2016 in Transportation | No Comments »

Council Considering Applying $14 Million in Federal Grants for Route 1 Undergrounding

During the most recent meeting of the College Park City-University Partnership board (The Partnership), there was discussion and interest in moving forward with applying for a TIGER grant for the Baltimore Ave. rebuild, to include undergrounding of utilities. If awarded, this grant funding could provide approximately $11M to $14M in funds towards undergrounding utilities, which […]

Monday March 21st, 2016 in Transportation | No Comments »

How the Purple Line will Change, and Improve, Trails in Suburban Maryland

In addition to the Purple Line, this project will transform and extend several trails, and create new ones. The unpaved, at-grade trail from Bethesda to Lyttonsville will be reconstructed as a paved trail with grade-separated crossings of major streets, extended to Silver Spring and rebranded as the Capital Crescent Trail. Read more..

Saturday March 12th, 2016 in Purple Line, Transportation | No Comments »

Md Governor Approves Purple Line

Purple Line is now expected to be open for service in spring of 2022. It’s expected some 69,000 daily riders will use the Purple Line by 2040. Construction is expected to begin as early as end of this year.

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Thursday March 3rd, 2016 in Transportation | No Comments »