Transportation

City police add electric car, motorcycle to fleet

October 18, 2017

BY HOLLY BREVIG — The Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD) has added a Chevrolet Bolt electric car and a Zero electric motorcycle to its fleet. “Now, this is not a unique idea,” said HCPD Sgt. Hartnett. “There are police departments across the country that have taken in [read more]

Public Notice: Transportation Study Meetings

October 12, 2017

The City of Hyattsville is launching a study to develop the Hyattsville Transportation Plan. This plan will help the city improve existing transportation infrastructure, carry out new projects, and determine priorities for the next 20 years. The city’s Departments of Public Works and Zoning and [read more]

Poll: Hyattsville transportation study

September 29, 2017

The City of Hyattsville is launching a study to improve existing transportation infrastructure over the next 20 years. What do you think should be the city’s top transportation priority? Expand residential-parking districts Expand parking in commercial districts Improve walkability of the [read more]

Hyattsville asks for public input on transportation improvement

September 28, 2017

BY BEN SIMASEK — Hyattsville residents gathered at the municipal building Sept. 20 to share their ideas and priorities for making it easier and safer to move around the city. Several city officials and councilmembers were also in attendance. The City of Hyattsville is launching a study to develop [read more]

Purple Line breaks ground in PG County

September 1, 2017

BY MATTHEW GALLANT — From a podium set beneath a purple banner strung between the raised buckets of two front-loaders, various state and local politicians gathered on Aug. 28 to celebrate the official groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Purple Line, a light rail line north of the [read more]

My Two Cents: August letters to the Editor

August 13, 2017

Suggestions from a Trolley Trail traverser The article in the July issue about constructing a half-mile of new trail to connect the Trolley Trail to the Northwest Branch Trail is a bit like the trail itself: it’s great as far as it goes, but something is missing. I am a frequent bike rider on [read more]

Parking change worsens one problem, solves others

August 13, 2017

BY LINDSAY MYERS — A recent change to parking on the 4800 block of 42nd Avenue has left some circling the block and others sleeping more soundly at night. On July 12, the Department of Public Works took bright yellow paint to the eastside curb of the 4800 block of 42nd Avenue, the small cross [read more]

Bike-share programs rolling into Hyattsville

July 15, 2017

BY BEN SIMASEK — Local transportation options will soon shift into high gear in Hyattsville. Over the next few years, the city plans to pilot two bike sharing programs. In spring 2018, the Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation will bring the Capital Bikeshare [read more]
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