Commuter Survey: Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Counted

Please participate in a vital commuter survey being conducted by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) this month. The survey is for commuters and residents in downtown Bethesda (as well as in the County’s five other transportation management districts). Each district is surveyed separately.

Why It’s So Important

Completing the anonymous, online survey ensures that your and other commuters’ mobility choices will be accurately reflected in the data when the County looks at transportation patterns and needs here in Bethesda and beyond.

The survey is the best tool we have to get a trustworthy snapshot of commute behavior. Its results help guide transportation services, budgets, and even development policy, not only locally but around the region.

It’s especially important now as jurisdictions look at all the changes from the pandemic. Around the D.C. region, for example, almost one in ten people changed their travel mode on days they commute, according to the latest State of the Commute report from the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

You Could Win $$$

Completing the survey gives you a chance at a weekly $50 gift card prize drawing, plus a grand prize $500 gift card at the end!

For Employers, It’s the Law

        County law requires companies with 25 or more employees to distribute the online survey link to all of their employees and urge them to complete it.*

        It is also a mandatory part of the transportation demand management plan employers have on file with Montgomery County.

        Residential buildings in downtown Bethesda (and in the County’s other transportation management districts) are also participating.*

  * NOTE: If you need the survey in Spanish, please contact Kristen Blackmon at

It’s Quick and Easy

The online survey can be completed on a computer, smartphone or tablet.
There are different surveys for downtown Bethesda employees and residents.

working for downtown Bethesda companies can take the survey here.

        Residents living in downtown Bethesda can take the survey here.

  >>> DEADLINE: Act now! The survey will close on November 23, 2022. <<<

Walk & Ride Event website
Walk & Ride Challenge Ends November 4

You might have seen more walkers than usual around downtown Bethesda lately. Employees of several downtown Bethesda-based employers registered as a team to compete in this year’s Walk & Ride Challenge.

The competition ends November 4. Look for the top three winning employer teams in the December BTS newsletter.

Did you miss out on registration for this year’s Challenge? It’s not too soon to start planning ahead for 2023. Get your team together in the coming months, take the spring and summer to step up your walking pace, and get set for next fall’s registration.

Questions? Contact Brandan Stuckey at BTS (301-656-0868 x129 or

Cool Commute Photo Contest Coming Soon

Brrr: It’s almost time to start snapping selfies and other creative images during your winter walking, biking or bus riding around downtown Bethesda. The Cool Commute Contest is back, beginning on Monday, December 5, and running through Friday, February 24.

Easy: Entering the contest is simple. Starting December 5, just snap a picture during your commute in downtown Bethesda and email it to Brandan Stuckey at Bethesda Transportation Solutions (

Kudos: A panel of judges assembled by BTS will select six photos as winners. You have a chance to win a $50, $75 or $100 Amazon e-gift card or Bethesda Bucks e-card.

Bethesda Circulator Back to Regular Route
See the Bethesda Circulator bus map here.

MCDOT Hosting Free Adult Electric Scooter Clinics
Next class will take place in Wheaton. See details here.

Maryland DOT Announces Bicycle Safety Improvements on MD 187/Old Georgetown Rd
See details here.

Metro: Ride the Silver Line to Six New Stations Starting November 15
View the details here. |  (301) 656-0868
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