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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 teh 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 […]

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

City Asks SHA to Fix the Failed Rt1 / Edgewood Intersection

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council approved a letter asking the State Highway Administration (SHA) to address the traffic / congestion issues at the Rt 1 / Edgewood Road intersection. City’s request includes funding to be programmed in the CTP for safety improvements at the I-495 at US 1 Interchange. City residents and […]

Wednesday October 25th, 2017 in Transportation | 3 Comments »

Purple Line to Get Full $900 million Funding

Last week, a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan said that the Purple Line is set to get full federal funding with an agreement signed “in the very near future,” Gov. Larry Hogan and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao hammered out a deal following conversations on last Friday and Monday, according to reports. An agreement is expected […]

Thursday August 24th, 2017 in Purple Line, Transportation | 2 Comments »

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 | Comments Off on Federal Court Says Purple Line Can Move Forward

More on Metro Closures at Greenbelt and College 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 | Comments Off on More on Metro Closures at Greenbelt and College Park Stations

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 | Comments Off on Greenbelt Metro to be Closed for 1 Month: April 14 – May 15

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 […]

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Wednesday January 25th, 2017 in Announcements, Transportation | Comments Off on Metro Invites Comments About Cut in Greenbelt-BWI B30 Bus Service