Changes to Ride On Service Start on May 13

Ride On will make schedule changes to 18 bus routes beginning Sunday, May 13, according to a news release. Ride On regularly assesses the need for service improvements and makes those changes every year in January, May and September. Changes include new Route 129 Service along Route 29, temporary rerouting of Route 2 during reconstruction of the Lyttonsville Place Bridge, schedule updates for 16 routes, and changes to Silver Spring Transit Center bay assignments.

Improvements to start on May 13 include:

New Route 129 Service

Ride On will add new limited-stop rush hour service on weekdays from 5:30 to 9 a.m. and from 3 to 7 p.m. along US 29, providing service every 15 minutes between Burtonsville and the Silver Spring Transit Center. Route 129 stops will include the Burtonsville Park and Ride Lot, the Briggs Chaney Park and Ride Lot, Castle Boulevard and Castle Boulevard Circle, the Tech Road Park and Ride Lot, Stewart Lane and Old Columbia Pike, Stewart Lane and April Lane, Lockwood Drive and July Drive, Lockwood Drive and the White Oak Transit Center, Lockwood Drive and New Hampshire Avenue, Lockwood Drive and Northwest Drive, Lockwood Drive and Meadowhill Road, Burnt Mills Shopping Center on US 29, University Boulevard and US 29, temporarily at Noyes Street and US 29 (southbound only), Fenton Street and US 29 (northbound only), and the Silver Spring Transit Center. The stop at Noyes will be relocated to Spring Street and US 29 after current construction at Spring Street is completed.

Temporary Rerouting of Route 2 into Route 2A and Route 2B

In advance of Purple Line reconstruction of the Lyttonsville Place Bridge by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), Route 2 service will split into two routes: Route 2A (daily) and Route 2B (Monday to Friday, rush hour only). MTA’s project schedule has is not finalized; however, this change will continue through the end of 2018. From the Silver Spring Transit Center, Route 2A daily service will run along East West Highway, loop around Lyttonsville, and return to East West Highway back towards the Silver Spring Transit Center. Route 2B rush hour service will serve the Forest Glen Annex – Fort Detrick commuters to and from the Silver Spring Transit Center. Route 2B will travel along Colesville Road, 16th Street, 2nd Avenue, Linden Lane and Brookville Road, toward the Ride On Operations Center. These temporary routes are designed to provide access to locations to the north and south of the bridge.

Schedule Updates

To better reflect actual travel times or make other minor schedule changes, the following route schedules will change:

4, 9, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 34, 36, 38, 41, and 47

Bay Changes for Bus Stops at the Silver Spring Transit Center

The following routes will use a new bay for passengers boarding and leaving a bus:

  • Routes 4 and 5 will use Bay 232
  • Routes 12 and 13 will use Bay 112
  • Route 16 will use Bay 108
  • Route 18 will use Bay 225
  • Route 20 will use Bay 226
  • Route 129 (new service) will use Bay 229


For a complete list of the new time changes and schedule, click here for the route number and timetable.



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One Response to “Changes to Ride On Service Start on May 13”

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    On July 5, 2018 at 10:53 am responded with... #

    Why has bus 12 13 16 been moved downstairs? Piney & Flower are busy busy stops. Many of us take whichever bus there. So it has been extremely convenient to be able to take whatever bus -12 13 14 15 16 20 – came first. But now you move 12 13 16 downstairs limiting us. Why? Please let this be a temporary move. Keep all these bustops near 1 another please.

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