Category: Transportation

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.

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

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 […]

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