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.


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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Five Things to Know Today, Jan. 6, in Montgomery County

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Here are your five things to know today, Jan. 6, in Montgomery County: 1. A new facility serving homeless women has opened on Taft Court in Rockville. 2. Ride On officials have announced some route changes that take effect on Sunday, including new service to the Clarksburg Premium Outlets. 3. According to a new report, […]

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What's Open and What's Not This Holiday Season in Montgomery County

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Here is a look at what’s open and what’s not on Christmas and New Year’s days in Montgomery County: County offices – closed Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2. Libraries – closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1, 2. County Liquor stores – closed Recreation – All facilities and programs closed Dec. 25 and […]

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


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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