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 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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Bus Stops Will Return to Sarbanes Transit Center

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Several bus stops in Downtown Silver Spring that were closed due to Purple Line and Capital Crescent Trail construction will reopen on Saturday, according to a statement from Montgomery County.  Ride On and Metrobus stops around the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center that had to be relocated to the street will return to their original […]

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County Flags Lowered for Ride On Bus Fleet Manager Who Died of COVID-19

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Montgomery County flags have been lowered to half staff to honor Michael Miller, a Montgomery County Department of Transportation employee who died Wednesday evening from the coronavirus. He is the first county employee who has died of COVID-19. Miller, who was 60 years old, helped manage the MCDOT Transit Services Division’s Ride On bus fleet […]

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Five Things to Know for April 16 in Montgomery County

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Partly cloudy today with a high temperature near 50 degrees. Check out the weather forecast. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Thursday, April 16. 1. Face Masks Required on Buses: Starting today, passengers on Ride On buses must wear face masks. Any passenger who does not comply with this mandate “may […]

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Starting Thursday, Ride On Passengers Need to Wear Face Coverings

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Montgomery County Department of Transportation announced that Ride On passengers will be required to wear face coverings aboard buses starting Thursday. Earlier this week, the county government provided Ride On bus operators with face coverings. MCDOT said in a statement that any passenger that does not comply with this mandate “may be directed not to […]

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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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