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MARC Holiday Schedule

MARC Holiday Schedule

There will be no MARC Train service on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24, or New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31.

MARC Trains will operate on a normal schedule December 27-30.

On Thursday, December 23 there will be an additional midday train on the Penn Line departing Washington at 2:50 p.m. and making all stops to Perryville. On the Brunswick Line Train 877 (4:55 p.m. departure) is canceled, and an earlier train will depart Washington at 2:40 p.m., stopping at Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Point of Rocks, Brunswick, and all West Virginia stops. On the Camden Line, Train 852 (5:51 p.m. departure) will not operate, and an earlier train will depart Washington at 2:00 p.m., making all stops to Camden Yards. The entire staff at MARC Train wishes everyone a joyous holiday and a very Happy New Year!

Rockville Encourages Residents to Take 'Smart Steps'

Rockville Encourages Residents to Take 'Smart Steps'

Pedestrian Safety Campaign Targets Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Motorists

Rockville recently launched a pedestrian safety campaign – Smart Steps – and is hoping pedestrians, cyclists and motorists will heed the warning to be vigilant when out on the roads, especially as daylight hours become shorter.
 
"The whole City is involved in a pedestrian safety program and outreach for it," said Rockville Police Chief Terry Treschuk. "It's education, engineering and enforcement that we need to do to get the appropriate traffic safety."

In the past two years, the City has tracked more than 50 pedestrian and cyclist crashes. While nine of the top 10 accident locations are state-owned, the City does work with the state and lobby transportation officials for improved safety measures.

Montgomery County Bike Projects Moving Slowly

The WashCycle reports that with the Bradley Boulevard bike project having recently been presented, it joins a growing list of future bike projects in Montgomery County. But only one project has money budgeted for it so far. That's the MacArthur Boulevard Bikeway project.

The project will include an 8-foot-wide shared-use hiker/biker path running parallel to MacArthur on the south side, Miller said. The shoulder of the road will also be widened to provide a 2-foot shoulder on each side of the road for faster cyclists.

Attention ALL Commuters: MARC Thanksgiving Schedule

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 -
Penn: There will be an additional midday train departing Washington at 2:50pm making all stops to Perryville.

Brunswick: Train 877 (4:55PM departure) will be canceled. Instead an earlier train will depart Washington at 2:40PM stopping at Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Point of Rocks, Brunswick, and all West Virginia stops.

Camden: Train 852 (5:51PM departure) will be canceled. Instead an earlier train will depart Washington at 2:00PM making all stops to Camden.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25 (Thanksgiving Day) - No Service

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26 - No Service

Have a happy holiday!

Cheapest Gas Price in Rockville

According to AAA, the cheapest gas price in Rockville is $2.799 at Ray’s Service.  This gas station is located at 801 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD.

Human Remains Found on Tracks in North Bethesda

The Gazette.net reports that Montgomery County Police are investigating human remains found on the CSX train tracks in the vicinity of 11700 Parklawn Drive. Detectives arrived at the tracks about 6:30 p.m. following a call made to police about an hour earlier.

The location of the remains is just south of where a man killed himself Oct. 13 by walking in front of a train near Randolph Road in North Bethesda, according to county emergency responders.

MARC trains 893, 879, 881, and 895 are being delayed, according to the Maryland Transit Administration. As of 6:15 p.m., there was no estimate of how long the delay would last. Metrorail is honoring MARC tickets. Washington Metro will honor MARC tickets on the Red Line.

FREE Vehicle Inspections / FREE Child Safety Seat Inspections

October is National Car Care Awareness Month

Montgomery College and its Industry partners are celebrating by offering Free Car Inspection Lanes to the public.  These inspections are provided by local repair shops and their ASE Certified Repair Technicians who volunteer their time to conduct the inspections.  When the inspection is complete the technician will discuss the items inspected with the vehicle owner, answer questions and make recommendations.  The inspection takes about 15-20 minutes.  Items inspected are: Tires, Fluids, Batteries, Wipers, Belts, Pulleys, Hoses, Air Filters, Lights (both dash & exterior lights).  Just in time for winter!