Category: Transportation

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 […]

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

City to Move Metzerott Speed Camera

Yesterday, the City posted the following press release after stories on a “confusing” speed camera on Metzerott Road were reported on several media outelets. Recently the city was notified that some drivers may be confused about the speed limit on Metzerott Road at the location of the westbound speed camera. This is the first time in […]

Saturday August 24th, 2013 in Transportation | 3 Comments »

County / City to Review Controversial Speed Camera in College Park

A controversial speed camera on the Metzerott road has drawn much attention in the past week. The County and the City are looking into how to best address it. See more here on the MyFox DC News and the ABC 7.

Sunday August 18th, 2013 in Transportation | 1 Comment »

Council Approves Route 1 Power Undergrounding Study

In last night’s meeting, the City Council decided to send a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) pertaining to accomplishing and funding a feasibility study for the undergrounding of utilities in conjunction with the design of improvements for US Route 1 from College Avenue to MD 193. The SHA is […]

Wednesday August 14th, 2013 in Transportation | No Comments »

City Renews UM-Shuttle Contract with the Umd

In last week’s work session,  the Council discussed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) of the University of Maryland College Park and the City about using the UMd’s UM-Shuttle by the College Park residents. The draft MOU states that between September 1, 2013 through September 1, 2014, residents and […]

Saturday August 10th, 2013 in Transportation | No Comments »

Council to Discuss Extending Capital Bike Share to College Park

At tonight’s worksession, the City Council will discuss extending the Capital Bike Share Program to College Park. In an effort to ease traffic congestion, decrease pollution, and improve public health, the City of College Park and the University of Maryland began negotiations in 2012 to implement an expansion of the Capital Bikeshare network. As the […]

Wednesday August 7th, 2013 in Bike Share, Transportation | 7 Comments »

RRFBs Coming to Rode Island Avenue This Summer

At last Tuesday’s Council meeting, the City Council cleared the last hurdle for the County’s Public Works to install several RRFBs (Rapid Rectangular Flashing Devices) at various locations on Rhode Island Avenue in north College Park. We’re expecting to have the RRFBs to be installed during this summer. Rhode Island Avenue is a County Road […]

Wednesday July 24th, 2013 in City Council, Traffic, Transportation | 3 Comments »

Funds Announced for Route 1, Purple Line and Greenbelt Metro Development

Gov. Martin O’Malley yesterday announced $650 million in transportation projects in Prince George’s County. The funds include $280 million for Purple Line right-of-way acquisition and design, $7 million to design a full interchange at the Capital Beltway and Greenbelt Metro station, and $20 million for pedestrian and bicycle upgrades along Route 1 in College Park. […]

Tuesday July 9th, 2013 in Traffic, Transportation | No Comments »

Metro’s Commencement Day Closing Causes Concerns in College Park

The WMATA’s College Park station will be closed this weekend for a scheduled maintenance. Unfortunately, this falls on the same weekend, when University of Maryland will be having their annual commencement ceremony. Metro is saying the weekend closing was announced back in February, so there should not be a surprise. On the other hand, Metro […]

Thursday May 16th, 2013 in Transportation | 2 Comments »

Bike to Work Day, this Friday, May 17

Bike to Work Day has grown into a widespread event with countless bicyclists taking to the streets nationwide in an effort to get commuters to try bicycling to work as a healthy and safe alternative to driving alone. In the Metropolitan Washington region, Bike to Work Day has grown from a small group of a […]

Sunday May 12th, 2013 in Environment, Transportation | No Comments »

Route 1 Ride Bus Wrap Unveiled

Please see at the left a picture of the new Route 1 Ride (TheBus Route 17) wrap! This design was selected by a committee of local leaders from designs submitted by residents. The unveiling of the new wrap will be on Monday, April 29 at 11 am at a location yet to be announced. The […]

Thursday April 18th, 2013 in Announcements, Transportation | No Comments »

Council to Discuss RRFBs to Improve Pedestrian Safety on Rhode Island Avenue

At tonight’s Council worksession, the City Council to Discuss Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) to improve pedestrian safety on Rhode Island Avenue in north College Park. North College Park residents have long stated their desire to improve pedestrian safety and walkability along Rhode Island Ave., especially in areas near Duvall Field and Hollywood Elementary School, […]

Tuesday March 19th, 2013 in Public Safety, Traffic, Transportation | 2 Comments »

City to SHA: Undergrounding Utilities Should Not Delay Route 1 Funding

In a recent Council worksession, Mayor Fellows stated that there have been efforts to divert funding for Route 1 redevelopment to somewhere else. Someone in the General Assembly commented in a hearing that they believed the City wished to tie reconstruction of Route 1 to undergrounding of utilities, which could be prohibitively expensive. In last […]

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Saturday March 16th, 2013 in Transportation | No Comments »