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  • Delegation from Inner Mongolia, China Visiting MCDOT Today The Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is today hosting a delegation from Inner Mongolia, China. The purpose of the group’s visit to learn more about the County’s overall transportation system, MCDOT’s operations and the Department of General Services’ (DGS) Fleet Maintenance operations and facility. This is the seventh Chinese delegation recently hosted by MCDOT. The visitors received briefings on MCDOT’s road, bridge, sidewalk, bike trail and storm drain construction processes; traffic management; parking construction and operations; and transit system, including employer outreach and paratransit support. A tour featured the new David F Bone Equipment Maintenance & Transit Operations Center in Rockville and its green building features; the Division of Highway Services’ operations and salt dome, which is the largest east of the Mississippi River; and DGS’ state-of-the-art operations and automated parts storage and delivery un ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Montgomery County, District of Columbia Chosen as Sites for 2014 Census Test from June to September; Census Bureau Seeking 1,000 Local Qualified Job Applicants The U.S. Census Bureau is committed to making the next nationwide census in 2020 quick, easy and safe for all to participate, regardless of how residents choose to respond -- via the Internet, telephone or traditional paper questionnaires. As part of this commitment to find better and more economical ways for collecting data, the bureau will conduct a 2014 Census Test this summer that will allow the agency, on a small scale, to test a variety of new methods and advance technologies that are being considered for the 2020 Census. The bureau has chosen Montgomery County and the District of Columbia in which to conduct the test, which will take place from June 23 through September 25. County Executive Ike Leggett said, “I am proud that the U.S. Census Bureau has selected Montgomery County, along with the District, to be a testing ground for their effort to reduce the cost to taxpayers while improving delivery of and response to the next national Census i ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases
  • Glen Road Bridge to Close Friday for Several Days to Strengthen Bridge Deck The Glen Road bridge, located just south of the intersection of Glen Road and Travilah Road in Travilah, will close Friday, April 25 while a temporary bridge deck is installed over the existing deck. The work is required to strengthen the existing bridge so it can continue to support heavy vehicles. Construction is expected to be completed on April 30, weather permitting. The bridge will be completely closed to all vehicle traffic, and signs will indicate detours. Access for pedestrians and to all side streets and driveways will continue throughout the construction period. A representative from the County’s Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Engineering, will be onsite to oversee progress during work hours, monitor the work zone for pedestrian and traffic safety, and answer resident questions. ...more [Read More] Montgomery County, MD - Office of Public Information - Press Releases

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Montgomery County is Maryland's most populous jurisdiction and its most affluent. The County is located adjacent to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and includes 497 square miles of land area. The topography is rolling with small hills. Elevations range from 52 feet above sea level near the District Line to 850 feet in the northern portion of the County near Damascus. To help orient people unfamiliar with the County, a simple map is included on this Web site. Demographics (PDF) about the county are available from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning CommissionLearn more.

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