Mar 31 7 pm Town Hall Meeting by Councilman Dernoga

Prince George's County Council member Thomas Dernoga is holding a Town Hall meeting Monday, March 31, at 7 p.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, 4545 Ammendale Road, Beltsville (MAP)

The meeting will focus on next year's budget (*), but participants are free to bring up other issues, such as zoning, traffic or crime.

Representatives from the School Board, Department of Public Works and Transportation, and Department of Environmental Resources, will be on hand to answer questions, as will Major Dwayne Preston, the new county police commander for northern Prince George's County.

(*) Budgets are the way our values and priorities get implemented by our local government. Please come and help our community get those values and priorities right.

April 2 P.G.Transportation Planning Meeting

April 2, 2008
6:30–9:00 p.m.
Eleanor Roosevelt H. S. Cafeteria
7601 Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, Maryland

Transportation affects us all. Come, learn, and share your ideas and questions.
⇒ What strategies should be recommended to improve accessibility to transit?
⇒ What types of communities should transit be serving?
⇒ What is the process for funding roadway, transit, and bikeway improvements?
⇒ If we build it (a multimodal, convenient, bike- and pedestrian-friendly transportation network
focused on transit-oriented, mixed-use development) will you come?
⇒ How and where should the Purple Line be extended beyond New Carrollton?
⇒ What are your ideas for trail connections to schools, parks, and other destinations?
⇒ How will this plan help me in my work commute? What are some future options for me?
⇒ Will I be able to ride my bike to National Harbor? … or rail over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge?

Informational Flyer With Directions to This Event

Additional Information at M-NCPPC

School Bus & Car Collide on Muirkirk 4 pm Mar 13

Around 4 pm Thursday, March 13, 2008 a Prince George's County Schools bus and a red car collided on Muirkirk Rd at Lanner Place (just west of Montpelier Elementary School.) This was two hours after Montpelier ES had let out.

By-standers told me the collision occurred as the red car exited Lanner Place turning left onto Muirkirk. The image shows a piece of the front of the red car under the bus. The red car ended up plowing through a wood fence into in the back yard of the home at the south-west corner of Muirkirk and Lanner Pl.

Apparently, the car's driver was injured and taken from the scene in an ambulance. There was no information about any other passengers of the car or the bus driver or bus passengers, nor whether there were other injuries.