Category: Transportation

Mobile Bike Shop Saves Bicyclists an Awkward Trip

Ray Heinsman of The Bike Shop works on a client’s bike. Photo by Mike Diegel. Area bicyclists no longer have to deal with the awkwardness of loading their bike in a vehicle and driving it somewhere for service. The Bike Shop will come to you. “The whole idea is you don’t have to bring your bike somewhere,” said Ray Heinsman, who founded the company, “which is a difficult thing for families to do, especially with multiple bikes for multiple kids. I saw a need, and it turns out it really is something that people do need.” For now at...

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Citizens Reviving Group to Oppose Current Beltway, 270 Plans

Photo of the Maryland Beltway from A group of area residents has revived Citizens Against Beltway Expansion to oppose various proposals being discussed under Gov. Larry Hogan’s (R) managed lanes study for the Maryland Beltway and I-270. The State Highway Administration is currently seeking proposals for a public-private partnership (P3) to build, finance and operate any improvements for about 70 miles of roadway and is early in the public information process. Brad German, a Bethesda resident, got involved after attending a preliminary meeting last spring. “I went to participate and it was essentially sort of a public relations...

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Purple Line Construction Update

Maryland Transit Administration graphic Residents in the area near the construction of the Plymouth Street tunnel from Wayne Avenue to Arliss Street can expect blasting to begin next week, according to a notice from the Purple Line Transit Partners. “Rock conditions vary in the tunnel area and the team strives to control blasting to only when needed,” the notice said. The company expects the excavation work to take about nine months. In addition, crews with heavy equipment will be working in the area on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August. Crews also will be working the...

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Two Red Line Metro Stations to Close for 45 Days

Red Line riders will need to transfer at Fort Totten to continue downtown beginning Saturday. WMATA photo. The Red Line Metro stations at Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland-CUA will be closed for 45 days beginning Saturday, July 21, for structural repair work, including addressing deteriorating platform conditions that affect the ADA-accessibility of the station. During the closing period, the Red Line will not offer service between Fort Totten and NoMa-Gallaudet U stations. Passengers can transfer to the Green or Yellow lines at Fort Totten and head to Gallery Place to avoid the work zone. Earlier, Metro announced that it...

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Park Valley Road to Close Tomorrow for Bridge Replacement

Screenshot of the project map from the county’s Division of Trasnportation Engineering project page. Park Valley Road is scheduled to close Friday, July 20 in order to begin construction to replace the bridge over Sligo Creek and provide improvements to Sligo Creek Hiker/Biker Trail nearby, a representative of the county’s Department of Transportation confirmed. The project, budgeted at $3.95 million, will replace a bridge originally built in 1931 with a wider bridge and sidewalk. The trail will be realigned and include a new 12-foot wide pedestrian bridge over Sligo Creek, plus a new trail to connect the bridge with...

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