June 11, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Metro Recorta Tarifas, Agrega Horarios y Rutas de Autobús

En un intento por recuperar a los viajeros, la Junta Directiva de Metro acordó el jueves operar trenes y autobuses con más frecuencia, extender sus horarios de servicio y cambiar algunas tarifas. El servicio ferroviario se extenderá hasta la medianoche todas las noches, desde julio. A partir del fin de semana del Día del Trabajo […]

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June 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Metro Board Cuts Fares, Adds Hours and Bus Routes

In an attempt to bring back commuters, Metro’s Board of Directors agreed Thursday to operate trains and buses more frequently, extend its service hours and change some fares. Rail service will be extended to midnight every evening, beginning in July. Starting Labor Day weekend in September, other bus, rail and fare changes will go into affect. […]

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March 24, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

MCDOT to Resume Bus Fares Starting April 5

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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October 14, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Leaders Introduce Maryland’s First Bus Rapid Transit Service

Montgomery County Department of Transportation officially debuted its Flash bus rapid transit system Wednesday, the first of its kind in the state of Maryland. MCDOT’s Flash buses operate on U.S. Route 29 from Burtonsville to Silver Spring. Buses arrive at stations every 7.5 minutes during rush hour. There’s 80 seat capacity aboard the 62 feet […]

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September 28, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Autobuses Ride On Implementan Cambios de Horario

El horario modificado del autobús Ride On entró en vigor el domingo, Sept. 27. El objetivo del cambio era “expandir el servicio en áreas con creciente demanda y regresar hacia los patrones de horarios vigentes antes de la crisis de salud COVID-19,” según un comunicado de prensa del Departamento de Transporte. Ride On continúan ofreciendo […]

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April 15, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Metro Asks Riders to Wear Facial Coverings

Metro officials are asking everyone who rides its buses and trains to wear a cloth face covering. “Your safety and well-being, and the safety and well-being of our frontline employees, is our top priority,” Metro officials said in a news release. Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Metro would like users of its […]

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March 19, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Reducciones Temporales de Ride On

El Gobierno del Condado de Montgomery dio a conocer a través de su portal de internet el plan detallado de reducciones temporales a los servicios de autobuses Ride On, durante la emergencia del virus COVID-19 (coronavirus). Aquí la información compartida: A partir del jueves 19 de marzo, el Departamento de Transporte del Condado de Montgomery […]

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September 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

First Day of School Arrives for Public School Students

When schoolhouse doors open Tuesday for the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, Montgomery County Public Schools are expecting more than 161,000 students who will be taught by more than 13,000 teachers, according to school system figures. New this year is, of course, the start date. The school year starts the day after Labor Day, […]

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May 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

SafeTrack Will Close Shady Grove, Rockville Stations

Metro will close the Shady Grove and Rockville stations as part of SafeTrack No. 16, the last track maintenance session. The transit agency will run buses from Shady Grove to the Rockville and Twinbrook stations while the stations are closed. Metro has not revealed exact dates for the final surge in track work, but it […]

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February 13, 2017 | Sonya Burke

County Plans to Schedule School Bus Depot Meetings in Mid-to-Late March

A Montgomery County official says community meetings are expected to take place in mid-to-late March to discuss potential sites for parking hundreds of Montgomery County school buses. That’s the word from General Services Director David Dise, who said the county has been working with officials from the school district about the suitability of any potential […]

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