Category: Traffic

New traffic patterns on campus

The forthcoming Purple Line light rail route will extend 16 miles from New Carrollton in Prince George’s County to Silver Spring and Bethesda in Montgomery County, and five of the 21 stations will be on or around our campus. With direct connections to Metrorail, Amtrak and MARC, the Purple Line will provide more accessible and […]

Wednesday January 4th, 2023 in Traffic | 1 Comment »

Workshops on I-270 Congestion Reduction Plans

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are evaluating potential solutions to reduce congestion on I-270 between I-370 and I-70. This evaluation on I-270 between I-370 and I-70 will begin with early planning activities prior to an environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). […]

Saturday October 19th, 2019 in Traffic | Comments Off on Workshops on I-270 Congestion Reduction Plans

Do Not Block the Intersection Bill moves to Senate Committee

The “Do Not Block the Intersection bill (HB672) has passed the full Maryland State House. The bill will now be heard by the Judicial Proceeding Committee next Tuesday, 4/3. It is not sure if the bill will pass. The bill failed at the Senate Committee last year. The City Council sent a letter of support to […]

Thursday March 29th, 2018 in Announcements, Traffic | Comments Off on Do Not Block the Intersection Bill moves to Senate Committee

SHA Looking to Improve Westbound MD 193 and Rhode Island Avenue Intersection

A Couple of you raised concerns about the traffic at the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue and University Boulevard / MD 193. The concern is about the increasingly dangerous misuse of the west bound right-turn only lane at the intersection. The westbound 193 at this intersection has four lanes. One to solely turn left on […]

Thursday April 6th, 2017 in Development, Traffic | 3 Comments »

Council Plans to Prohibit Trucks on Certain Streets

Back in May, a resident of Cheyenne Place told us that for the second time an 18 wheeler came through her neighborhood and this time ripped the Verizon wires from her house. On June 2, 2016, a third oversized truck reportedly drove along Cheyenne Place, this time without doing damage to the overhead utilities. Cheyenne […]

Monday September 5th, 2016 in Traffic | 2 Comments »

What Does the Purple Line Mean for College Park?: A Forum for Students and Residents

Join the SGA Student Sustainability Committee on Tuesday, March 31st to engage in a forum on the Maryland Transit Administration’s Purple Line project. The Purple Line would have major implications for the University of Maryland and surrounding communities, servicing 21 stops between Prince George’s County and Montgomery County. The infrastructure project could generate as many as […]

Saturday March 21st, 2015 in Announcements, Traffic, Transportation | Comments Off on What Does the Purple Line Mean for College Park?: A Forum for Students and Residents

Speed Limit Reduced on Route 1, Another Pedestrian Hit

The speed limit on Route 1 has been lowered between Guilford Road-Guilford Drive and Berwyn Road from 30 mph to 25 mph. The Maryland State Highway Administration said in a statement yesterday that the new speed limit is aimed at making drivers more attentive to pedestrians. Local and University of Maryland police officers will enforce […]

Thursday July 24th, 2014 in Traffic | Comments Off on Speed Limit Reduced on Route 1, Another Pedestrian Hit

Traffic Alert on Route 1: Commencements This Week

I got this message from UMD’s Conferences & Visitor Services about a traffic alert on Route 1 due to this week’s commencement ceremonies at UMD. The ceremonies will take place Tuesday, May 27 through Friday May 30, and Monday, June 2. We are pleased to host these very special events in the lives of our neighboring […]

Wednesday May 28th, 2014 in Announcements, Traffic | 1 Comment »

UMD Responds to Route 1 Traffic Accidents

  Four serious pedestrian traffic accidents — two of them fatal, all within 10 months — call for urgent action. The anguish of the victims’ grieving family and friends is heart-wrenching. The Diamondback calls the area around Knox Road “the deadliest stretch of Route 1.” This must change. The latest accident happened amid a heavy, […]

Thursday April 24th, 2014 in Traffic, University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMD Responds to Route 1 Traffic Accidents

Concerns Raised About Starbucks Drive Through in College Park Marketplace

Several residents have raised concerns to me about the drive through of the Starbucks at the College Park Marketplace. It appears that the drive through was not designed in the best manner for that location. The line at the drive through is backing up onto the service road leading into the shopping center. It looks […]

Wednesday December 25th, 2013 in Public Safety, Traffic | 1 Comment »

Traffic Issues Around Hollywood Elementary School

I just drove around the Hollywood Elementary school area and noticed an awful traffic situation. I looked at the area before, but it looks like the situation has gotten worse in recent time. Between 7:30am to 8:00am, the 49th Ave (in front of the school) becomes a parking lot. I have heard that a similar […]

Thursday October 10th, 2013 in Traffic | 2 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 | Comments Off on Funds Announced for Route 1, Purple Line and Greenbelt Metro Development

Council Opposes Speed Camera Bill

In last night’s Council meeting, the City Council  approved a motion opposing State Bill that seeks changes how a municipality would operated speed cameras in its jurisdiction areas. This bill (HB 929 – MOTOR VEHICLES – SPEED MONITORING SYSTEMS – LOCAL JURISDICTIONS) , currently under consideration by the Maryland House of Delegates, originally provided only that a “duly authorized officer” […]

Wednesday March 27th, 2013 in Council, Public Safety, Traffic | Comments Off on Council Opposes Speed Camera Bill

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 »