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In a county of 507 square miles and 1 million residents, getting people where they have to go is a consistent but necessary challenge. Montgomery County is committed to providing citizens with safe, convenient, and affordable transportation options that meet their diverse needs. The 1300 employees of the County's Department of Transportation work diligently to ensure that this commitment is effectively implemented. This website is designed to offer an interactive, data-driven, and user-friendly venue for exploring aspects of the varied transportation system of Montgomery County.
Commuting in Montgomery County
According to the 2015 American Community Survey, over 500,000 Montgomery County residents actively commute to work. Thousands of individuals leave the County for jobs outside our borders, while thousands more arrive from neighboring jurisdictions. Given the sheer number of people getting to and from work on a typical day, commuting represents a consistent test of the County's transportation infrastructure and planning.
The two visualizations below are designed to present hands-on data about commuting in Montgomery County. The first piece dives into how County residents get to work and how long it takes them to get there. It also contains comparisons on the commuting habits of people with different ages, ethnicities, incomes, and occupations, and can access data going back to 2005. The brightly-colored map shows where County residents travel to work and where people who work in the County travel in from. Click on either tool begin learning.
Biking in Montgomery County
Montgomery County is proud to be a community where biking for work or pleasure is a safe, convenient, and viable mobility option. The County's Bikeways program offers of 90 miles (and growing) of bike lines and shoulders, and is currently in the process of dramatically expanding its number of separated bike lanes. In addition, Montgomery County continues to support and fund the expansion of Capital Bikeshare, which offers affordable access to bicycles in many of the County's urban centers. The dashboard below presents an interactive look at the tens of thousands of trips taken using Capitol Bikeshare in Montgomery since the beginning of 2016.
Traffic Violations in Montgomery County
To keep our roads safe for all drivers, the Montgomery County Police Departments issues hundreds of thousands of traffic warnings and citations each year, or roughly one per every two and a half minutes. The dashboard below visualizes all traffic violation data since 2012, including when and where stops occur and which types of vehicles are pulled over.
Alternative Fueling in Montgomery County
Alternative fueling options continue to grow in popularity, both in Montgomery County and the nation as a whole. Within the County's borders, residents can utilize 129 different alternative fueling stations, enabling them to power their cars with electricity, ethanol, and even natural gas. The tool below displays the locations of all eco-fuel stations in Montgomery County and compares our alternative fuel resources to those of neighboring areas.
All images are owned by Montgomery County Government or licensed from Getty Images through Socrata. This page and the supporting dashboards were developed in large part by Ben Miller, a summer intern from Montgomery Blair High School.