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August 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

All Metro Stations Will Open Sept. 8 for the First Time Since March

Sept. 8 is scheduled to be the first day all Metro stations will be open since March 19, the agency announced Monday.  Metro more than doubled weekly rail trips on Sunday in what the agency said was its largest ramp-up in history. Trips increased from 511 every weekday to more than 1,200, Metro reported. Six […]

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May 16, 2018 | Staff Writer

Grant Would Pay to Develop Route Connecting Shady Grove, Metropolitan Grove

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation received a $60,000 grant to prepare a short-range transit plan connecting the Shady Grove Metro Station to the Metropolitan Grove MARC Station. The grant comes from the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. No bus lines connect Shady Grove and Metropolitan Grove, which are about 6 or 7 miles apart. The funding […]

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January 14, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ride On is Hiring 100 Operators (VIDEO)

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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November 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Tobytown Community Celebrates the Launch of Ride On Bus Service (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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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August 1, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Residents Weigh In on Tobytown Bus Service Route at Ride On Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

After decades of pushing for better transportation options and nearly four months after a resident testified for bus service in front of the Montgomery County Council, Tobytown residents will finally have Ride On bus access. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports. The County Council approved $407,000 for a Ride On route in the FY 2017 budget in […]

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July 28, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Five Things to Know Today, July 28, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, July 28th, in Montgomery County: 1. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld is expected to propose closing the rail system at 10 p.m. on Sundays and midnight every other night on a permanent basis at today’s WMATA Board of Directors meeting. 2. The Planning Board is meeting today and […]

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July 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

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Ride On to Host a Public Forum for Tobytown Bus Service Route

The Montgomery County Ride On bus system is scheduled to host a public forum on a bus route that will provide service to the Tobytown community on July 28th. The Montgomery County Council approved $407,000 for the one-year pilot program back in May in its FY 2017 Budget. The program will also serve communities in Potomac, […]

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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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May 2, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Ride On to Operate Proposed Tobytown Shuttle Service (PHOTOS)

UPDATED At a meeting held by officials on Monday, Tobytown residents highlighted concerns that they have with the current proposed shuttle service that is being considered by the Montgomery County Council. Representatives from Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Sidney Katz’s office, Ride On and Delegate Aruna Miller outlined the proposed plan in detail for residents and […]

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April 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

HOC to hold Tobytown Service Fair on April 18

UPDATED Montgomery County’s Housing Opportunities Commission is scheduled to host a service fair in Tobytown on Monday, April 18. According to a HOC flyer, the purpose of the event is to provide information about area programs, services, and resources available to Tobytown residents. Delegate Aruna Miller is also scheduled to attend. The event will take […]

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