July 26, 2010

Montgomery County news blurbs

2010 National Night Out Events - The 2010 National Night Out annual observance will take place on Tuesday, August 3. National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), is designed to generate neighborhood support and participation in crime prevention efforts and to enhance police and community relations. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Apps/Police/News/NA_details.asp?NaID=5551

Summer Storm Update From Montgomery County ˆ 2:45 pm - A major storm has caused widespread power outages. About 164,000 Montgomery County customers remain without power. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/apps/News/press/PR_details.asp?PrID=6769

Metro Demonstrates Safety Commitment, Compliance with NTSB Recommendations, including Replacement of 1000 Series Rail Cars - Metro received a formal pre-award approval letter today, July 26, from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the procurement of the 7000 series rail cars from Kawasaki using Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 (PRIIA) funds, allowing Metro to move forward with a notice to proceed. For more information go to: http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4579

Power Outages Necessitate Water Restrictions, Summer Camp Cancellations ˆ A powerful line of storms Sunday afternoon that struck Montgomery County has caused hundreds of thousands of power outages and numerous felled trees. For more information go to: http://www.rockvillemd.gov/news/2010/07-july/07-26-10.htm

Judges Needed for 2010 Elections - Montgomery County's Board of Elections is seeking individuals to serve as election judges at polling places for the Gubernatorial Elections to be held on September 14 and November 2, 2010. For more information go to: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/eletmpl.asp?url=/content/elections/ElectionJudge/notanelectionjudge.asp

Metro Sets August Weeknight Track Maintenance Schedule - On most weeknights in August, Metro employees will replace rail, cross ties, weld new rail on the tracks, repair concrete slabs underneath the rails, repair station platforms and install communications cables in an effort to maintain the rail system in a state of good repair and help provide reliable service. For more information go to: http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4578

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