May 26, 2022

Message from the County Executive


Dear Friends,

Even though Uvalde, Texas is far from Montgomery County, we are reeling from the mass murder in the elementary school where 19 children and 2 adults were killed. We feel the loss and the anguish of the community. And we feel the anger that almost ten years after the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we have made no progress on meaningful gun control.

The idea that our society allows an 18-year-old to walk into a gun store and buy weapons with no background check and no waiting period is insane. It is absurd that it’s more difficult to get a driver’s license than it is to buy a gun. We know that there are way too many guns on our streets and available for purchase outside of any regulations, but where we can regulate and limit sales of weapons designed solely for killing people, we need to do it.

Incidents like this anywhere undermine people’s sense of security everywhere. Many parents, teachers, students and families are worried and we understand. Our police and school security and administrative staff are in daily contact to provide a safe environment in our schools. Our schools are also acknowledging and supporting the increased mental health supports many may need, and we will support them.

A Vigil for Buffalo:

Unfortunately, Uvalde was not the only recent mass shooting in this nation. Earlier this week we held a meeting and vigil with faith and community leaders following the targeted shooting at a grocery store in a Black community in Buffalo, NY as well as the shooting of an Asian American church in Southern California. Our Black and faith communities remain concerned and worried for their neighborhoods and houses of worships.

We understand that fear, which is why the Montgomery County government has been providing and will continue to provide security grants to help our nonprofits and faith organizations with security operations. The Council just approved my recommended $800,000 for the coming fiscal year to help nonprofits and other groups protect themselves.

At this vigil, we sent a message of support to the Buffalo Mayor and City Council that Montgomery County stands with their residents and community during this difficult time.

As Summer begins, protect yourself from COVID:

As we approach the Memorial Day weekend, a lot of people will be traveling and so it is an important time to take precautions to protect yourself, friends, and family from COVID-19 as much as possible. We implore you to stay up to date on your vaccinations and boosters.

Vaccinations are the best way to avoid hospitalizations because vaccines are effective at reducing severe illness if you do catch COVID. It is an effective public health tool for bringing down transmission levels and stopping the spread of COVID. The CDC is still recommending masks on public transportation. CDC is also recommending masking indoors in crowded spaces where social distancing is not possible.

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This past weekend, our health department began providing boosters to children aged 5-11. All children ages 5 through 11 years should now receive a booster vaccine 5 months after completing their primary series. Children ages 5 through 11 years who are moderately or severely immunocompromised should receive a booster 3 months after completing their primary series. Since authorizing the vaccine for children down to 5 years of age in October 2021, emerging data suggest that vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 wanes after the second dose of the vaccine in all authorized populations.

Rapid tests - antigen vs PCR?

We also need people to take COVID tests and report their results when they feel sick or when they’ve been exposed to someone who has tested positive. We’re getting asked more often now: Which COVID-19 test is right for me? At home rapid antigen tests are recommended if you notice COVID symptoms. Results come back in 15 minutes.

The alternative to an antigen test is a PCR test. It's for anyone who has been exposed to someone who has tested positive but is not showing any symptoms. It’s commonly used by anyone returning to work after an extended absence like a trip or to travel.

The county has several PCR Test drop off boxes available which we encourage people to continue to use. If you drop a test off before 5 p.m. you'll typically get the result the next day by email. With this option you must register online to get your results. That helps us track COVID in the County.

Remember you can pick up COVID tests at libraries across Montgomery County along with N95 masks. We want to thank you for doing your part to keep the community safe. For more information about COVID testing, please click here.

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Paying tribute to those who sacrificed:

This Monday is Memorial Day and, there will be several ways to honor our veterans and service members here in Montgomery County including the annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade that returns to Rockville Town Square starting at 9 a.m. Monday.

You can also pay tribute to members of the military from Montgomery County lost to war through the Fallen Hometown Heroes project. The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs is honoring many “Fallen Hometown Heroes” with County connections dating back to World War I with detailed tributes displayed on a special website created by the Commission.

This website honors veterans who were killed in action in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism. The website includes photos and military histories of Fallen Hometown Heroes who were either originally from the County or who lived in Montgomery after their service. The site can be viewed at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/fallenheroes

Dive into summer at our County pools:

Montgomery County’s seven public pools will open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28.
  • Bethesda Outdoor Pool, 301-652-1598, 6300 Hillandale Road, Bethesda
  • Germantown Outdoor Pool, 240-777-8067, 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown
  • Long Branch Outdoor Pool, 301-431-5700, 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Outdoor Pool, 240-777-8066, 1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring
  • Sara E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool, 301-349-2217, 20151 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville
  • Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool, 301-929-5460, 12621 Dalewood Drive, Wheaton
  • Upper County Outdoor Pool, 301-840-2446, 8211 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg
For now pools will only be open on the weekends and on Memorial Day. For more information about pool hours and admission rates, please visit the Montgomery County Recreation website. As the summer season gets underway, residents are encouraged to practice safety first – whether that is swimming, boating, biking, or hiking. Children are most at risk for water-related accidents and it is important to closely supervise children while they are in and around the water. I hope everyone has a fun and safe summer.

KID Museum opens doors in Bethesda:

This past weekend I was able to watch eyes light up and imaginations go into overdrive as we celebrated the grand opening of the KID Museum's new flagship location at 3 Bethesda Metro Center, located near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and East West Highway. Since the KID Museum began 8 years ago, they have served 330,000 students, families and teachers. With this new facility, they will be able to serve many more. More than half of the students who participate in KID Museum programs attend Title I schools or are from under-resourced communities.

Last summer, I visited a KID Museum class at the Universities at Shady Grove, and sat in a classroom while they learned firsthand how to make a circuit breaker. The instructor was engaging, and the students were attentive and learning while they were having fun at the same time. This is what the KID Museum is all about.

The KID Museum sees the world with the “mind of a maker” and values curiosity, creativity, collaboration, and compassion. These are values that we embrace here in Montgomery County, making this a perfect home for Kid Museum!

Montgomery County Government receives awards and accolades:

This week, Montgomery County was nominated for four National Capital Emmy awards. Salud y Bienestar, our Latino Health Initiative, won an Emmy last year and has two nominations this year. Our Department of Environmental Protection and HHS were each nominated as well. This is a great recognition for our County communications and outreach efforts.

Additionally, the Montgomery County government earned 31 National Association of Counties Achievement Awards. The Achievement Awards recognize programs that offer new services, improve the administration of an existing program, promote better training, more effective policy making, or intergovernmental cooperation.

Our government is committed to being innovative, equitable, transparent, and responsive to our residents, businesses and visitors. These awards honor the incredible work that is being done by our departments and employees. I want to thank our employees for their dedication which led to these Achievement Awards.

Council approves Silver Spring Plan and Modifies the Plan Boundary

I want to note my appreciation to the County Council for listening to the requests of many residents and myself to remove the adjacent communities from the Silver Spring Downtown and Adjacent Communities Plan, retaining only a few properties where the owners participated in rezoning. The Council modified the boundary and moved most of the properties to the future Silver Spring Communities Plan. You can see the memo I sent the Council HERE.

Have a great week and a Happy Memorial Day.

As always, my appreciation for all you do.






Marc Elrich
County Executive

May 25, 2022

County Recreation Outdoor Pools to Open Memorial Day Weekend

County Recreation Outdoor Pools to Open Memorial Day Weekend
Montgomery County Recreation’s outdoor pool season will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, with its seven pools opening for the Memorial Day Weekend.

During the pre-summer season, from May 28-June 17, outdoor pool hours will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. on weekends and on Memorial Day.

During the summer season, from June 18-Aug. 14, outdoor pool hours will be 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on weekdays, and noon-3 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. on weekends. The Upper County Pool will be closed on Fridays during the summer season. For more information about pool hours, visit the Montgomery County Recreation website.

The seven outdoor pools that will be open this summer are:
  • Bethesda Outdoor Pool, 301-652-1598. 6300 Hillandale Road, Bethesda.
  • Germantown Outdoor Pool, 240-777-8067. 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown.
  • Long Branch Outdoor Pool, 301-431-5700. 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Outdoor Pool, 240-777-8066. 1201 Jackson Road, Silver Spring.
  • Sara E. Auer Western County Outdoor Pool, 301-349-2217. 20151 Fisher Ave., Poolesville.
  • Sergeant Hector I. Ayala Wheaton/Glenmont Outdoor Pool, 301-929-5460. 12621 Dalewood Dr., Wheaton.
  • Upper County Outdoor Pool, 301-840-2446. 8211 Emory Grove Road, Gaithersburg.
Daily admission is $5 for County residents (ages 1-17), $7 for adults and $6 for seniors (ages 55 and over). Admission for visitors who live outside the County is $15.

As the summer swim season gets underway, residents are encouraged to become familiar with the safety rules posted at the pools.

Children are most at risk for water-related accidents and it is important they are always closely supervised while in and around the pool.

Because safety is a priority, it may be necessary to temporarily halt admission to pools when capacity is reached. Additional swimmers will be admitted as soon as space becomes available.

Pool visitors are allowed to bring food and drink to the pools, as long as they follow the rules/regulations. Glass items, barbeques and alcohol are prohibited. All coolers will be inspected.

For additional information about pool passes, amenities and hours of operation at all swimming pools, visit the Montgomery County Recreation website.

County Holiday Schedule for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30

County Holiday Schedule for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30
The Montgomery County Government will observe the following schedule changes for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30:
  • County offices—Closed.
  • State offices and courts—Closed.
  • State Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations—Closed.
  • Libraries—Closed.
  • Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS)—Most stores will be open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Poolesville spirits-only story will be open noon-5 p.m.
  • Ride On—Will operate on a Sunday schedule using the new schedules that went into effect on May 8. Those schedules can be viewed at RideOnBus.com.
  • Ride On extRa and Flex—Not in service.
  • Flash—Will operate on a weekend schedule (Orange Line only).
  • MARC Train and Commuter Bus—No service.
  • MTA Local and Commuter Buses – No service on the commuter bus, except for Route 201 (will operate on a Weekend/Holiday schedule). Local bus will operate on a Sunday schedule. More information available here.
  • TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store—Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store—Closed.
  • Metrorail and Metrobus – Metrorail will operate on a Sunday/Holiday schedule between 7 a.m. and midnight. Trains will arrive every 12 minutes until 10 p.m., then every 18 minutes until closing. Metrobus will operate on a Sunday service. Information available here.
  • Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters—Free.
  • County-collected trash and recycling—No County-provided trash or recycling collections will be made on May 30. After the holiday, pickups slide one day with last pick up on Saturday, June 4. More information is available at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/sws/holidays/.
  • Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station—Closed.
  • Recreation: County outdoor aquatic facilities will be open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Indoor aquatic facilities will operate on a normal schedule.
  • Community recreation and senior centers—Closed.
  • Montgomery Parks—Visit www.MontgomeryParks.org for complete information.

Commission on Veterans Affairs Honors County’s Fallen Heroes from Military Action Dating Back to World War I With Online Tributes of Bios and Photos

Fallen Heroes from Military Action

The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs is honoring many “Fallen Hometown Heroes” with County connections dating back to World War I with detailed tributes displayed on a special website created by the commission. The tribute is especially notable as the County prepares to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 30.

The Commission on Veterans Affairs Fallen Hometown Heroes website honors veterans who were killed in action in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the Global War on Terrorism (including Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Inherent Resolve / Operation Freedom's Sentinel / Operation New Dawn). The website includes photos and military histories of Fallen Hometown Heroes who were either originally from the County or who lived in Montgomery after their service. The site can be viewed at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/fallenheroes.

“It seems that every day we are reminded of how our freedom is so special, and throughout the history of our nation, some special men and women have given their lives to protect that freedom,” said Wayne Miller, a Vietnam veteran who now chairs the County Commission on Veterans Affairs. “The Commission on Veterans Affairs wanted residents of all ages to know more about these people and our Fallen Heroes website is a great way to learn their fascinating and heroic stories.”

County Executive Marc Elrich said residents should take time to recognize the people who sacrificed their lives while serving the nation.

“Montgomery County is forever indebted to the men and women who served and gave their life in protection of our freedoms and liberty,” said County Executive Elrich. “As we honor those we lost in defense of our nation during the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, I encourage all Montgomery County residents to explore this website and learn about our hometown heroes. This County will never forget them and their families for their ultimate sacrifice.”

Someone can share the story of a friend or family member by filling out the Commission’s Google form or filling out its PDF form.

Questions about the tribute program can be directed to MCCVA@montgomerycountymd.gov.

The following information is needed on the forms:
  • Service member’s or veteran's name.
  • Name of person submitting information and relationship to the individual.
  • Branch of service and rank.
  • Years of service.
  • Era served (WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Global War on Terror or peacetime/other).
  • Brief narrative of their service.
  • Connection to Montgomery County (where the individual currently lives, grew up, attended high school or college/university, etc.).
  • Photos (preferably one during their service and one present day).
To learn more about the Montgomery Commission on Veterans Affairs, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cva.

‘Flags for Our Heroes’ with More Than 700 American Flags on Display as Memorial Day Tribute Through Monday, May 30, at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg

‘Flags for Our Heroes’ with More Than 700 American Flags on Display as Memorial Day Tribute Through Monday, May 30, at Bohrer Park in Gaithersburg
Flags for Our Heroes,” featuring an impressive display of more than 700 American flags, has returned to the lawn at Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm for Memorial Day Weekend through Monday, May 30. The flags, which are lit at night, can be viewed 24 hours a day. There is no charge to enter the park.

A formal opening ceremony for the display will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 28. Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm is located at 506 South Frederick Ave. in Gaithersburg, adjacent to Gaithersburg High School.

Flags for Our Heroes is organized by the Rotary Clubs of Gaithersburg, Montgomery Village and Historic Emory Grove. The display is hosted by the City of Gaithersburg.

Rockville Metro Station West Side Construction and Paving Will Lead to Temporary Bus Stop Closures and Relocations from May 31 through June 6

Rockville Metro Station West Side Construction and Paving Will Lead to Temporary Bus Stop Closures and Relocations from May 31 through June 6
Construction and paving work at the Rockville Metrorail Station will lead to Ride On and Metrobus bus stops on the West Side Kiss & Ride being closed and temporarily relocated from Sunday, May 31, through Monday, June 6.

All bus stops normally on the west side will be temporarily relocated to either the east side, on the street at MD 355, or one block over on Monroe Street in front of the Montgomery County Executive Office Building. Wayfinding signs will be placed at the Metro station to help riders locate their bus stops. Additionally, Ride On staff will be onsite at the station, for rider assistance.

Ride On routes that will be temporarily relocated at the Rockville Metro Station:
  • Route 44. Destination: Twinbrook. Temporary bus stop: T1.
  • Route 45. Destination: Rockville Regional Transit Center and Twinbrook. Temporary bus stop: D (eastside).
  • Route 46. Destination: Montgomery College and Medical Center Way. Temporary bus stop: T1.
  • Route 47. Destination: Bethesda. Temporary bus stop: T1.
  • Route 48. Destination: Wheaton. Temporary bus stop: B (eastside).
  • Route 49. Destination: Glenmont. Temporary bus stop: B (eastside).
  • Route 52: Destination: Montgomery General Hospital. Temporary bus stop: D (eastside).
  • Route 54. Destination: Lakeforest Transit Center. Temporary bus stop: T2.
  • Route 55. Destination: Germantown. Temporary bus stop: C (eastside).
  • Route 56. Destination: Lakeforest Transit Center. Temporary bus stop: T2.
  • Route 59. Montgomery Village. Temporary bus stop: C (eastside).
  • Route 63. Destination: Shady Grove. Temporary bus stop: T1.
  • Route 81. Destination: White Flint. Temporary bus stop: T1.
  • Route 101. Destination: Medical Center. Temporary bus stop: T3.
  • Route 101. Destination: Lakeforest. Temporary bus stop: G.
  • Route 301. Destination: Tobytown. Temporary bus stop: D (eastside).
  • Flex Rockville. On Demand Service. Temporary bus stop: T1.
Metrobus routes that will be temporarily relocated are:
  • Routes Q1, Q2, Q5, Q6. Destination: Shady Grove. Temporary bus stop: G.
  • Routes Q1, Q2, Q4. Destination: Silver Spring. Temporary bus stop: A (eastside).
  • Routes Q5, Q6. Destination: Wheaton. Temporary bus stop: A (eastside).
  • Route T2. Destination: Friendship Heights. Temporary bus stop: A (eastside).
Bus interiors will continue to be cleaned by the County’s Department of General Services with hospital-grade disinfectant. Bus filter and ventilation systems also are treated with a disinfectant.

Passengers are encouraged to wear face coverings when traveling by public transportation. MCDOT buses have a supply of face coverings for those who cannot provide their own.

Ride On bus service will remain free until July 2.

For the most up-to-date service information, riders should follow @RideOnMCT on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. In addition, information is available at RideOnBus.com, by subscribing to receive email alerts at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/govdelivery, or texting MONTGOMERY RIDEON to 468311 to receive text alerts.

Twilight Tuesdays’ Will Have a Wide Range of Free Music and Entertainment on Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring Throughout the Spring

‘Twilight Tuesdays’ Will Have a Wide Range of Free Music and Entertainment on Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring Throughout the Spring

A wide range of free music and entertainment will be featured on Veterans Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring throughout the spring in the “Twilight Tuesdays” series presented by Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. The next scheduled event, on Tuesday, May 31, will be “Silver Spring Flow Arts Night” hosted by James Small. The music will be by DJ Gatleeng.

Each Twilight Tuesdays event will run from 7-9 p.m. Veterans Plaza is located at One Veterans Place in Silver Spring, adjacent to the Silver Spring Civic Building. Parking is available nearby and the plaza is an easy walk from the Silver Spring Metrorail Station on the Red Line.

The schedule for Twilight Tuesdays will include:
  • May 31: Silver Spring Flow Arts Night. Hosted by James Small. Music by DJ Gatleeng (electronic house, funk, bass and modern Latin dance).
  • June 7: Latin dancing with AM Salsa and Danceintime (part of First Tuesday events).
  • June 14: Special performance for Silver Spring Blues Week.
For more information on Twilight Tuesdays and other Silver Spring events, go to www.silverspringtowncenter.com.

 COVID-19 Updates: Boosters Available for 5-11 Year Olds, Multiple Testing Options Available, Continue Preventative Measures as COVID-19 Has Not Ended        

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Additional COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 5-11 were recently approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and County-operated clinics are providing them for children who had their second dose at least five months ago.

Pfizer vaccine is currently the only vaccine approved for those under age 18.

County-operated clinics can be found at www.GoVaxMoco.com. Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins will be accommodated depending on vaccine supply.      

Free At-home COVID-19 PCR Test Kits Available at Multiple Locations, But Which COVID-19 Test is Right for You?     

Montgomery County residents have several ways to get tested for COVID-19:
  • At-Home Rapid Antigen tests are recommended for those with COVID-19 symptoms. Results are available in 15 minutes. The County continues to provide free at-home rapid test kits at 19 library locations. Residents can pick up two free test kits and results can be reported online. Find information about test kits and where to pick them up at www.MoCoCOVIDTesting.
  • At-Home PCR tests are available at six locations in the community. The self-tests are recommended for individuals with COVID-19 exposure, but who have no symptoms. They can also be used for those who need verified results for travel or work. 
  • Pick up a test at one of the six locations, complete the test at home, register online and return to a drop box located outside of each pick up site. If tests are dropped off by 5 p.m., results are typically emailed the next day. Residents may pick up one test kit. Additional information about where to pick up the tests and instructions on using them is available on the County’s website.
In-person PCR testing continues at multiple sites throughout the community. A schedule of testing locations can be found at the County’s website.    

The number of new COVID-19 cases has increased in Montgomery for the past several weeks—even among vaccinated individuals.The County’s Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC recommend the following steps to help protect you and slow the spread of COVID-19:
  • Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations, including booster-shots
    • Booster shots are the best way to minimize the risk of serious illness from COVID-19.
    • Since January, people 50 and older who were vaccinated, but not boosted, were two to three times more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19 than those who were fully boosted. (CDC Data).
  • Wear a well-fitting mask around others
    • If you have symptoms, a positive test or exposure to someone with COVID-19.
    • When on public transportation.
    • As an additional precaution to protect yourself and others, during visits to congregate indoor spaces with limited social distancing and ventilation.
  • Get tested if you have symptoms or are exposed
    • Consider rapid or PCR testing after returning from travel or large gatherings.
    • If you have a positive test result, let your recent close contacts know. 
If you are high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, wear a mask indoors in public settings. In addition, talk to your healthcare provider about additional precautions and whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals, PrEP and monoclonal antibodies.
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Community Meetings Being Held In-Person to Address Progress of Purple Line Construction

Community Meetings Being Held In-Person to Address Progress of Purple Line Construction
Progress of continuing work on the Purple Line, including introduction of the new contractor, are the focus of a series of in-person meetings being held by the Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA). The State department is managing the project.

The meetings are open to the public and questions are permitted during the question-and-answer portion of the meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, at North Chevy Chase Elementary School. The school is located at
3700 Jones Bridge Road in Chevy Chase.

The Purple Line will be a 16-mile light rail line that will extend from Bethesda in Montgomery County to New Carrollton in Prince George's County. It will provide a direct connection to the Metrorail Red, Green and Orange Lines at Bethesda, Silver Spring, College Park, and New Carrollton. The Purple Line also will connect to MARC, Amtrak and local bus services. The revised planned completion date is 2026.

MDOT MTA is planning community meetings, open houses and Community Advisory Meetings (CATs) to give residents updates on the Purple Line. Additional information is available on the project’s website at purplelinemd.com/upcoming-meetings.

At the meetings, MDOT MTA will introduce the community to the new design-build contractor, Maryland Transit Solutions (MTS). Meeting attendees also will have the opportunity to ask questions and hear updates.

Among the issues that will be discussed are ongoing construction activities and the maintenance of traffic during construction (including planned detours, if applicable.

The schedule of future community meetings regarding the Purple Line:
  • Bethesda/Chevy Chase (CAT). Tuesday, June 7, 7-8:30 p.m. North Chevy Chase Elementary School, 3700 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase.
  • Greater Lyttonsville/Woodside (CAT). Tuesday, June 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Rosemary Hills Elementary School, 2111 Porter Road, Silver Spring.
  • Silver Spring (CAT). Tuesday, June 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Silver Spring International Middle School, 313 Wayne Avenue Silver Spring.
  • Long Branch (CAT). Tuesday, June 28, 6:30-8 p.m. Oak View Elementary School,
  • 400 East Wayne Ave., Silver Spring.
The Purple Line team is returning to in-person meetings to engage in meaningful dialogue about the project. Specific questions also can be sent to MDOT MTA’s Outreach Team 10 days in advance of a meeting date. The Purple Line Outreach Team can be contacted at 443-451-3706 or via email at outreach@purplelinemd.com.

Learn more about the Purple Line project here.