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Losing bidder for designing toll lanes on Beltway, I-270 asks judge to review protest

Plus: After 38 days in jail for taking a loaded gun onto a bus, man charged with murder; County execs to talk climate action in online program

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Losing bidder for designing toll lanes on Beltway, I-270 asks judge to review protest

A losing bidder on a contract to design billions of dollars worth of toll lanes for the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270 has asked that a Montgomery County judge review the state’s decision to award the project to another team.

Capital Express Mobility Partners, a consortium led by Spanish firm Cintra, is seeking a review of a Maryland Department of Transportation’s Sept. 9 decision dismissing the team’s appeal of the agency’s earlier decision to deny the bid protest. [Washington Post]

After 38 days in jail for taking a loaded gun onto a bus, man charged with murder

A 19-year-old man accused of murder amid rising violence in Montgomery County is an alleged MS-13 member who served less than six weeks in jail recently for carrying a loaded handgun onto a commuter bus, according to court filings.

Erick Aguilar, who was indicted along with a 17-year-old, is charged with firing several rounds at 25-year-old Marvin Mendoza along a residential street in Wheaton in broad daylight. [Washington Post]

County execs to talk climate action in online program

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other county executives will talk together about climate change.

The discussion can be seen Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on the Maryland Democratic Party’s Facebook Live page and YouTube channel. [Maryland Matters]

Poolesville holds one of the largest national drive electric events

One of the largest National Drive Electric Week events raising awareness about going electric was held Saturday in Poolesville.

More than 200 electric vehicles, including cars, motorcycles and even a Montgomery County Police Mach-E Select Mustang, were featured at the annual Poolesville Day event. [Fox 5]

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