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Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Cherry Blossom Traffic Pattern

This community notice comes to us from the U.S. Park Police:

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Crews put finishing touches on ICC for next week's debut

Crews put finishing touches on ICC for next week's debut

The Washington Examiner is reporting that road crews will be working steadily in the next week on the final touches of the InterCounty Connector, posting the final 55 mph speed limit signs, securing guardrails and sealing fence gaps.

After decades in the making, the first leg of the $2.5 billion roadway is finally scheduled to open to drivers at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

When viewed from Google's satellite images, the road remains a gash of dirt across Montgomery County. But on the ground, it is more than 5.6 miles of fresh asphalt weaving between housing developments, over streams and under existing roads. It is lined by sound barriers, earth-tone guardrails, and hundreds of thousands of newly planted shrubs and saplings in an effort to blend in and protect the surrounding environment.

Attention Brunswick Line Riders

Attention Brunswick Line Riders

Due to severe weather conditions, Brunswick train 877 (4:55PM departure) will be canceled. Instead an earlier train will depart Washington at 2:00 PM stopping at Silver Spring, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Point of Rocks, Brunswick, and all West Virginia stops.

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!

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.