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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Officials Remind Commuters That SafeTrack Closures Start Saturday (VIDEO)

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Starting Saturday, people who rely on the Shady Grove and Rockville Metro stations will need to find alternative methods to get around as SafeTrack 16 closes those two stations for nine days. County and Metro officials highlighted alternatives Thursday at a news conference at the Twinbrook Metro Station. Metro crews worked on the stations during SafeTrack […]

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Metro SafeTrack Closing Shady Grove, Rockville Stations from June 17-June 25

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Surge No. 16 — the last — will close the Shady Grove and Rockville Red Line stations from June 17 through June 25, prompting the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to urge commuters to consider alternatives. Shuttle bus service will be available, but Metro suggests subway riders to consider Brunswick Line MARC trains or starting […]

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Ride on Bus Fares to Change on June 25

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The Montgomery County Council has approved fare changes for commuters using the Ride On bus transit services to keep fares consistent with rates approved by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). The changes will go into effect on June 25. Below is the list of changes:

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Ride On Changes Coming Sunday, Including Increased Service to Clarksburg

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A number of bus routes change Sunday, including better service to Clarksburg and improvements to bus routes connecting the Glenmont Metro Station, according to information supplied by Ride On. The new Clarksburg routes are: Route 73, a new route that will provide express service from the Cabin Branch Community in Clarksburg to the Shady Grove […]

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Ride On Partners with Manna on Food Drive (VIDEOS)

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Ride On passengers are being asked to donate food in exchange for a free fare on one of their buses. “Give and Ride” runs from now through April 29, an annual drive to benefit the Manna Food Center. In exchange for a nonperishable food item, Ride On commuters can get a free ride on the […]

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New Bus Service Planned for Md. 355 (VIDEO)

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation is preparing for extRa, a faster transit option for Md. 355. extRa focuses on Md. 355, with higher speed service and 12 stops — between the Lakeforest Transit Center in Gaithersburg and Medical Center Metro Station in Bethesda. Starting in October, the extRa buses will travel the distance in […]

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Ride On Expected to Run on S Service Plan

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Ride On Transit Services is expected to run on the S Service Plan on Mar. 14 due to the winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), according to a news release. The S Service Plan provides service on all routes except for Route 94. Residents can expect service delays on all routes […]

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County Report This Week (VIDEO)

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Lorna Virgili hosts the latest episode of County Report This Week, which includes updates on the county budget forum, inauguration preps, job opportunities at Ride On and more. You can watch the show, in its entirety, below:

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Ride On is Hiring 100 Operators (VIDEO)

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Looking for a job? Ride On bus service is hiring. According to an announcement on the Ride On website, 100 operators are needed. “The annual salary is $39,000 per year to start,” said Eric Sims, chief of the Silver Spring bus depot. According to Sims, operators also receive insurance benefits, annual leave and sick leave. […]

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Ride on Service Changes to Begin Jan. 8, Including New Service to Clarksburg Premium Outlets

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Ride On is making changes to 18 bus routes, effective Jan. 8. According to a Montgomery County news release, most of the changes modify the bus schedule to more accurately reflect the time it takes for a bus to run its route based on traffic and other conditions. The following routes are being updated: 5, 8, […]

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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