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Piles of Snow Hinder Commute for Bus Riders (VIDEO)

Over 30 inches of snow fell during the blizzard of 2016 making it difficult for commuters to get around town. In this video,  residents talk about their commuting experiences after the blizzard. MyMCMedia’s Willie James Inman reports.

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Tobytown Community Celebrates the Launch of Ride On Bus Service (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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After decades of pushing for direct access to public transportation, residents of the historic community of Tobytown celebrated the launch of the Route 301 Ride On bus service on Tuesday. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. The Ride On bus stop is located conveniently on Tobytown Drive and also serves surrounding communities connecting those residents to; Travilah […]

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Ride On to Operate on Holiday Schedule on Veterans Day

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Ride On announced that it will operate on a holiday schedule on Veterans Day, Nov. 11th. According to a news release, since Ride On has more than 75 routes, it’s unable to publish a paper schedule for each one. This latest news replaces any previously published information about service operated on Veterans Day. Ride On noted […]

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Tobytown Bus Service Ridership Exceeds Expectations

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Since its launch on Oct. 2nd, the long awaited Route 301 Ride On bus service, serving the historic community of Tobytown, has exceeded ridership expectations. According to MCDOT spokesperson Esther Bowring, projected ridership for the route was 45 people daily, but a month in and 58 people are taking the bus daily. Before Route 301, […]

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What's Open and What's Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

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Montgomery County has posted the following holiday schedule for Veterans Day: County offices – closed. Libraries – closed. County liquor stores – all retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – aquatic and community centers open as scheduled; classes and programs will meet as scheduled; all senior programs cancelled, and administrative offices and senior centers […]

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Montgomery County Opens New Public Safety Training Academy (VIDEO)

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Local officials recently gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new state-of-the-art Public Safety Training Academy (PTSA), which is located at 8751 Snouffer School Road in Gaithersburg near Montgomery Village. The new PSTA is part of the Montgomery County Multi Agency Service Park (MASP). Its opening marks the completion of the eighth project and final […]

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Ride On Bus Service for Tobytown Starts October 2nd (VIDEO)

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Ride On will implement the new bus service between Tobytown Drive in Potomac and Rockville Metro Station via Shady Grove Hospital October 2nd. Major roads served will include Travilah Road, Wootton Parkway, Falls Road and Great Falls Road.  The new route is called Route 301. In July 2016, Montgomery County Ride On invited public comments […]

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Wall Breaking Ceremony for New Veterans Clinic in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

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Local, state and federal officials gathered this week for a wall-breaking ceremony, with golden hammers, at the future site of a community clinic for veterans in Gaithersburg. The new clinic at 15810 Gaither Drive in Gaithersburg is scheduled to open in Dec. of 2017 and it will provide healthcare to more than 44,000 veterans in […]

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Ride On Service Changes on 19 Routes to Start Sunday

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Ride On will begin service changes to 19 routes on Sept. 18th. According to a news release, most of the changes involve minor adjustments so that bus schedules can match actual travel times in traffic. The following routes will be changed; 2, 6, 7, 12, 13, 15, 18, 21, 25, 30, 36, 41, 45, 49, […]

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Ride On Extends Free Fare Program to Include Saturdays for Seniors and Disabled (VIDEO)

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Ride On’s free fare program for seniors and persons with disabilities has expanded to include Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, click here.

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Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County

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Good morning! Here are five things to know today, Aug. 30, in Montgomery County: 1.  Maryland State Highway recently began constructing safety modifications at the intersection of River Road and Braeburn Parkway. The intersection is the site of the tragic roadside accident that killed three Whitman High School family members. 2. The National Intrepid Center of […]

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Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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