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Water mains, school buses on Montgomery County Council's plate

The Montgomery County Council is looking at ways to head off burst water mains and enforce school-bus traffic laws.

Tuesday - 03/25/2014, 04:48am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, WSSC, school buses,

Montgomery Co. Council approves minimum wage hike

Montgomery County Council has jumped ahead of its neighbors and has voted to raise the minimum wage by more than $4 over the next four years.

Tuesday - 11/26/2013, 09:05pm EST

Tags: minimum wage, Kate Ryan, Phil Andrews

Fixes continue on the Silver Spring Transit Center

Montgomery County Council members questioned the cost and the ongoing construction problems that have held up the opening of the Silver Spring Transit Center during a briefing Tuesday on the long-delayed and over-budget facility.

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 07:31am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, silver spring transit center, david dise, WMATA

Montgomery, Prince George's cos. to consider minimum wage bills

The Montgomery and Prince George's county councils on Tuesday introduced bills to raise the minimum wage to $11.50 per hour.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 07:21am EDT

Tags: minimum wage,

Bus rapid transit debate continues in Montgomery County

At the first of two public hearings on a 79-mile bus rapid transit network, about 100 residents and interest groups turned out to testify on how the proposal would affect the future of commuting in Montgomery County.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 09:33am EDT

Tags: bus-rapid transit, brt, commute, public transportation, Larry Cole, bus rapid transit, Roger Berliner, Marc Elrich

Push to close Montgomery County schools for Muslim holidays

Public schools close around Jewish and Christian holidays, and some in Montgomery County are pushing for schools to include Islamic holidays in their closures.

Tuesday - 09/24/2013, 12:55pm EDT

Tags: eid, Kate Ryan, muslim, islamic, George Leventhal, Montgomery County Public Schools

Montgomery Co. schools could get new safety features

Montgomery County's public schools could feel every safer for students and staff if the County Council approves funding for a new security plan.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 11:42am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, Montgomery County Public Schools, Sandy Hook Elementary, newtown, conn., school safety

Metro GM hopes to take control of troubled transit center

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said Thursday he thinks Metro could assume control of the Silver Spring Transit Center but he wants to address the potential extra costs of maintaining a building that has substantial structural flaws.

Tuesday - 05/14/2013, 05:10pm EDT

Tags: silver spring transit center, WMATA, Richard Sarles

Council members want answers on Silver Spring Transit Center

The Silver Spring Transit Center is over budget and overdue, and now members of the Montgomery County Council want to know why.

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 07:54am EDT

Tags: Kate Ryan, silver spring transit center, ike leggett, Silver Spring

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