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January 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

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

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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December 26, 2016 | Staff Writer

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

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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November 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

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

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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September 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Ride On Service Changes on 19 Routes to Start Sunday

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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August 29, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MCPS Welcomes Largest Enrollment in the District’s History (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) welcomed the largest enrollment in the district’s history today. According to MCPS officials, the enrollment is now over 159,000 students which is 2,500 more students than last year. MCPS Superintendent Jack Smith began the first day of school at the Clarksburg Bus Depot on Aug. 29. That’s where 204 buses […]

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August 16, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Metro Extending SafeTrack Surge #7 Through the Weekend

WMATA announced that it is extending SafeTrack Surge #7 through Aug. 21st. According to a news release, Red Line trains between Shady Grove and Twinbrook will single track on Aug. 19th, providing service every 30 minutes to Shady Grove and Rockville. Metro will completely shutdown the Red Line service between Shady Grove and Grosvenor-Strathmore over the […]

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July 27, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Metrorail’s General Manager on Safe Track Repairs on the Red Line (VIDEO)

At a July 27th news conference at the Silver Spring Metro station, local officials advised Metro Red Line commuters to seek transportation alternatives next week as Safe Track repair work is expected to cause significant delays on the entire line. “This will be the first time Red line customers will experience Safe Track reductions slash delays,” said […]

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July 19, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ride On Considering Alternative Route for Proposed Potomac Bus Service (PHOTOS)

Ride On has developed an alternative route for the proposed Potomac bus service after receiving comments from the public. The original proposed route included stops along River Road and Glen Road. The alternative route eliminates those stops and instead just has one River Road stop close to Tobytown. Proposed Route: Alternative Proposed Route: Ride On is scheduled […]

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June 24, 2016 | Sonya Burke

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Absenteeism Soars on the Last Day of School in Montgomery County

The last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students was June 20th but 33,496 students did not go to class that half day, according to information obtained by MyMCMedia. You may remember that the last day of school was pushed back from June 17 to June 20th because of the number of […]

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June 16, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, June 16, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, June 16, in Montgomery County: 1. Networking Breakfast: Antonio Doss headlines the Small Business University event at Montgomery Community Media’s studios today. He will be talking about world trade as it pertains to small business. 2. Let’s dance! The city of Gaithersburg’s Thursday morning concert series for […]

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