Friday, March 23, 2012
The hiker-biker path will eventually connect with trails in College Park and Hyattsville.
Riverdale Park’s long defunct trolley line is about to be given a second life. Early this summer, Maryland National Capital Area Park and Planning Commission (MNCPPC) is set to begin construction to convert the old trolley line into a modern hiker-biker trail that will eventually connect with trails in Hyattsville and College Park, said planner-coordinator Elileen Nivera. Though the line has technically sat unused for more than 50 years, a trolley service once ferried passengers between the District of Columbia and Laurel, stopping in Riverdale Park every 10 minutes during its peak years, said local historian Melissa Avery. The line was taken out of service in the 1960s when DC Transit switched over to buses, she said. But by this time …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The mayor and town council met last night for their monthly worksession.
Riverdale Park's mayor and town council met last night for their October worksession. The agenda included several presentations, as well as a full list of agenda items.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Although construction was supposed to begin this summer, there were a few hiccups.
All the title work is finally completed for the hiker-biker trail set to run along the old trolley line from Hyattsville up to College Park, according to Riverdale Park Mayor Vernon Archer. Archer said Tuesday there were some issues with a memorandum of understanding, which prevented construction from beginning this summer as originally stated by Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. The current dirt trail would be paved, making is easily accessible to people to connect from one end of the region to another. Archer said construction would now begin next spring. Riverdale Park Town Administrator Sara Imhulse said Friday it could take four to six months to complete the project. Imhulse also said that parks and planning will…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Riverdale Park mayor and council met Sept. 6 for their regular executive session.
With 20 items on the agenda, Riverdale Park's mayor and council met into the early hours of Wednesday morning. Here's what they discussed: