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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Ride On Changing Bus Schedules May 9 to Increase Service, Efficiency

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Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be adjusting the Ride On bus service schedules beginning Sunday, May 9 to increase overall service and improve efficiency. “The changes reflect the continuing shift of resources toward schedule patterns prior to the COVID-19 health crisis,” according to a county press release announced Wednesday. All County-operated transit services […]

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Walk-Up Vaccine Appointments Available Monday at Montgomery College Germantown

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Montgomery College – Germantown Campus has walk-up appointments available on Monday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to receive the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine for residents ages 18 and older. Ride On is offering a free “Vaccination Shuttle” to offer transportation to the vaccination site. The shuttle travels between the Shady Grove Metro Station and the […]

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Los Autobuses del Condado Reanudarán las Tarifas a partir del 5 de Abril

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El Departamento de Transporte del Condado de Montgomery (MCDOT, por sus siglas en inglés) reanudará el cobro de tarifas en todos los autobuses Ride On, Ride On extRa y Flash a partir del 5 de abril. Los autobuses también comenzarán a abordar pasajeros por la puerta principal de todos los autobuses excepto los autobuses Flash. […]

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MCDOT to Resume Bus Fares Starting April 5

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Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will resume fare collection on all Ride On, Ride On extRa and Flash buses starting April 5. Buses will also begin front door boarding on all buses except for Flash buses. Since March 2020, rear doors have been used for boarding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This change […]

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Ride On to Increase County Bus Service Starting Sunday

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Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation will increase Ride On bus access starting Sunday in areas where passenger demand is growing, restoring the service to nearly 80% of its pre-pandemic levels. The program says it has monitored ridership data and user feedback to determine these changes, which impact 22 routes. According to a statement from the […]

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Ride On, WMATA Receive Over $1 Million to Improve Safety Amid COVID-19

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Montgomery County’s Ride On transit service and the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority have been allocated more than $1 million in federal funding to make public transportation safer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Ride On will receive $450,000 so it can track passenger counts in real-time to inform patrons about buses’ available capacities, members of Maryland’s […]

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Servicio de Autobuses en Montgomery Continúa con Tarifas Gratuitas

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El Departamento de Transporte del Condado de Montgomery (MCDOT) anunció  que los autobuses que opera, incluidos Ride On, Ride On Extra y Flash, mantendrán el abordaje temporal por la puerta trasera y las prácticas de cobro de tarifas suspendidas cuando Metrobus reanude el abordaje en la puerta principal y la recolección de tarifas el domingo […]

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Ride On Bus Schedule Changes Implemented Sunday

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Adjusted schedules for Ride On bus went into effect Sunday, Sept. 27. The goal of the adjustment was “to expand service in areas with growing demand and shift resources back toward schedule patterns in place prior to the COVID-19 health crisis,” according to a press release by Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation. Ride On services […]

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Montgomery County Unveils First Electric Ride On Buses

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Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other local officials unveiled the county’s first four electric Ride On buses at the David F. Bone Equipment Maintenance and Transit Operations Center in Rockville.  The buses produce zero greenhouse gas emissions and each saves the county about $100,000 per year. 10 more buses are expected to be introduced […]

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Metro SmarTrip Now Available on iPhone, Apple Watch...Finally

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In a year of disappointment, we have some hopeful news for 2020: you can finally use your iPhone and Apple Watch as your SmarTrip card when riding the Metro. WMATA officially launched a SmarTrip app on Apple devices, allowing riders a “touch-free” experience when paying for rides with Metro and regional transits providers. A news […]

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Deirdre Byrne

About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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