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2016


Starred bulletStairwell painting in Spring Cameron Garage

Stairwells painting in Spring Cameron Garage (Garage 2) Phase 1 will take place on Friday, February 5th. The stairwell will be closed to the public while being painted.


2015


Starred bulletMCDOT conducts Customer Service Survey

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT), Division of Parking Management conducted a Parking Customer Service Survey within the Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills (PLD's).

The surveys were preformed to gauge the current performance of the public parking system from customers' perspective.

Starred bulletWheaton Market Place Lot 13 Temporary Closures

On or about December 14 into December 15, 2015, Division of Parking Management will temporarily close Phase 1 of Lot 13 from 8 PM to 6 AM All of Phase 2 will be open to the public at that time. On or about December 15 into December 16, 2015, Phase 2 of Lot 13 will temporarily close from 8 PM to 6 AM All of Phase 1 will be open to the public at that time.

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Starred bulletWhy make the move from Garage 57 to Garage 31? Here’s why

Garage 31 (Capital Crescent Garage) in Bethesda Row is open to the public! Garage 31 is just 600 feet from Garage 57 and steps away from retail, restaurants, and offices.

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Starred bulletWheaton Community Meeting on November 3

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will update the community on November 3 at 6:30 PM on the progress of the design for the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission building and the public town square to be located on Parking Lot 13 in Wheaton, MD.

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Starred bullet"Smart" Parking Meters that Accept Credit Card Payment to be Installed in Silver Spring

Beginning the week of November 2, Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management will begin replacing more than 1,100 on-street parking meters in Silver Spring with new "smart" parking meter heads that expand payment options. The smart meters accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards in addition to coins or pay-by-cell phone. The changeover is expected to take about two weeks, weather permitting. Last year, MCDOT switched Bethesda’s on-street meters.

MCDOT expects to eventually replace all on-street meters in the County’s other two parking districts in Wheaton and Montgomery Hills. MCDOT is also assessing the best options for upgrading meters in lots and parking garages.

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Starred bulletMCDOT Installs Five More EV Charging Stations in County Garages

Division of Parking Management now offers a new parking alternative for electric vehicles (EV) in downtown Bethesda, Silver Spring and Wheaton.

Additional charging stations have since been installed in Garages 11 and 47 in Bethesda; Garages 7 and 9 in Silver Spring; and Garage 45 in Wheaton. Current plans call for more charging stations furnished in county garages in the coming months.

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Starred bulletSilver Spring Parking Rate Increase effective October 13

The County Council for Montgomery County has approved a parking rate increase in Silver Spring effective October 13, 2015.

Parking rate will be as follows:

  • On-street Parking - $1.00 per hour
  • Surface Lot Parking - $0.80 per hour (both short term and long term)
  • Garage Parking - $0.70 per hour (both short term and long term)

Required payment for Garage 60 (Wayne Avenue Garage) and Garage 61 (Town Square Garage) garages is $1.00 per hour.

Starred bulletSilver Spring Parking Rate Increase effective July 1

The County Council for Montgomery County has approved a parking rate increase in Silver Spring effective July 1, 2015.

Parking rate will be as follows:

  • On-street Parking - $1.00 per hour
  • Surface Lot Parking - $0.80 per hour
  • Garage Parking - $0.70 per hour

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Starred bulletNew Parking Hours in Garages 60 and 61 effective July 1

New Parking Hours in two Silver Spring Garages: Garage 60 (Wayne Avenue Garage) and Garage 61 (Town Square Garage) effective July 1, 2015.

New hours will be 7 AM to 7 PM, Monday through Friday. Required payment for both garages is $1.00 per hour.

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Starred bulletGarage 11 (Woodmont Corner Garage) Elevator Service Suspended on June 18

Due to regular electric service being turned off for routine improvements, elevator service will be suspended from 11:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 18 to 6:00 A.M. on Friday, June 19. During this time, please use the adjacent stairwells. The emergency lighting system will be operating to provide sufficient illumination throughout the garage until regular electric service is restored.

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Starred bulletMCDOT Begins New Online Parking Permit System for Residential Neighborhoods

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management has begun a new online residential parking permit program that eliminates the need for paper permits, makes the process of getting a permit faster and easier, and instantly provides permits for new vehicles and visitors. The new system will be phased in as each Residential Permit Parking (RPP) area becomes eligible for renewal.

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Starred bulletLeggett Demonstrates Use of Electric Vehicle Charging Station in Public Parking Garage, the First to be Installed in 24 Garages and Lots

At the Capital Crescent (Garage 31) public parking garage, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett unveiled three new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations with the capacity to charge six vehicles. Garage 31 is the first to be completed in the Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s (MCDOT) program to install additional EV stations, capable of charging 26 vehicles, in 11 County parking garages and lots over the next few months.

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Starred bulletMCDOT to participate in County's First GreenFest. Exhibit Will Feature Department’s Green and Sustainable Activities

Montgomery County GreenFest will take place on Saturday, March 28 at Jesup Blair Local Park in Silver Spring, and Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Cultural Arts Center. Stop by the MCDOT's exhibit and learn more about the department’s green initiatives and activities.

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Starred bulletMCDOT will begin charging for Parking in Garage 31 starting March 2

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management will begin charging for parking in the 960-space Capital Crescent Garage beginning at 7 AM on Monday, March 2. The garage is located at the intersection of Woodmont and Bethesda avenues. Parking has been free since the garage opened on January 20 to give parkers time to become acquainted with the new garage. The hourly rate at the garage will be $0.80 an hour from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Starred bulletNew Parking Availability System Installed in Two Silver Spring Garages. Provides Information on Number of Spaces Available Before Entering Garages

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Division of Parking Management has installed a parking space availability system in the Wayne Avenue (Garage 60) and Town Square (Garage 61) parking garages in Silver Spring.

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Starred bulletWoodmont Avenue and New Capital Crescent Garage is Now Open

The new Garage 31, Capital Crescent Garage is located at the intersection of Woodmont and Bethesda avenues on two former surface parking lots, is part of a public-private, mixed use development that added 250 residential units, ground level retail, and more than tripled the number of public parking spaces available on the site. The underground Capital Crescent Garage has approximately 960 public spaces and 290 private parking spaces for tenants.

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Starred bulletParking Meter CashKey to be Discontinued

Starting July 21, 2014 no new keys will be sold and no money will be added to keys.

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2014


Starred bulletParking Lots 31 and 31A Closed

Starred bulletNew Smart Parking Meters in Bethesda, MD

Starred bulletSolar RFEP Efforts Recognized

Starred bulletSolar RFEP Proposal Issued

Starred bullet Parking Lot 38 Meter Change

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2013


Starred bullet Wheaton Redevelopment Community Meeting

Starred bullet Parking Meters to be installed in Greater Shady Grove

Starred bullet New Online Monthly Permit Access Sale

Starred bullet Bethesda Parking Rate Increase

Starred bullet Montgomery Hills Parking Rate Increase

Starred bullet Rehabilitation of Old Georgetown Pedestrian Bridge

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2012


Starred bullet Lot 39 Closure

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2011


Starred bulletPay-by-Cell Parking

Starred bullet Spring-Colesville Garage (Garage 21) Partially Open

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2008


Starred bullet Silver Spring Transit Center Project (SSTC)

Starred bulletOvertime Parking

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