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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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)

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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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