City Council debates participation in UMD shuttle program

December 12, 2019

By SOPHIE GORMAN ORIANI — At the Dec 2. city council meeting, councilmembers discussed whether or not to continue the City of Hyattsville’s relationship with the University of Maryland (UMD) shuttle program, Shuttle-UM.  Currently, the City of Hyattsville has a memorandum of understanding [read more]

HCPD unveils new Mobile Command Center at Anniversary Parade

May 17, 2019

By CAMILA VELLOSO — The Hyattsville City Police Department (HCPD) debuted its first-ever Mobile Communications and Command Vehicle at this year’s Anniversary Parade on April 27. The vehicle, also known as the mobile command center (MCC-1), is designed to operate as a “stand-alone mini police [read more]

MDOT to break ground on MD 500 construction this spring

May 13, 2019

MAYA KOEPPEN — The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is set to start construction on Queen’s Chapel Road (MD 500) this spring. Construction will take place along MD 500 from Eastern Avenue to Hamilton Street, in both Hyattsville and Mount Rainier. According to MDOT SHA documents, the [read more]

City begins roll out of new residential parking permits

April 9, 2019

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The City of Hyattsville has updated its residential parking zone program. The update has been in the works since 2013 when the city evaluated its residential parking program. As of April, the city’s Residential Parking Ordinance requires residents and guests to have a [read more]

City residential zones to undergo parking changes early next year

November 20, 2018

By KAANITA IYER — Hyattsville will implement changes in residential parking zones beginning April 15, according to James Chandler, Hyattsville’s assistant city administrator. The amendments were passed by a vote of 8 to 2 at the city council meeting on Oct. 15, with  councilmembers Paula [read more]

SHA gives update on Trolley Trail progress

October 24, 2018

By BEN SIMASEK — For distance runners, supply chain managers, and transportation planners, the last mile is crucial, yet often the most difficult to complete. When it comes to completion of the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail, the final half-mile — the missing link between Hyattsville, [read more]

Trolley Trail markers help users navigate communities

September 28, 2018

By CHRIS TULP — Cyclists, walkers and trail users might have noticed some new, colorful signage along the Trolley Trail. The Hyattsville Community Development Corp. (CDC) recently installed wayfinding trail markers along the Rhode Island Avenue Trolley Trail to enhance the experience of [read more]

City adds 2 electric vehicle charging stations for public use

August 15, 2018

Things are getting charged up in Hyattsville. The city now has six public electric car charging stations, according to a press release. Last week, the city added two Level 3 stations, awarded by the Electric Vehicle Institute in partnership with the Maryland Energy Administration. The new stations, [read more]
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