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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January 8, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Ride on Service Changes to Begin Jan. 8, Including New Service to Clarksburg Premium Outlets

Ride On is making changes to 18 bus routes, effective Jan. 8. According to a Montgomery County news release, most of the changes modify the bus schedule to more accurately reflect the time it takes for a bus to run its route based on traffic and other conditions. The following routes are being updated: 5, 8, […]

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June 15, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Rice on Shady Grove Bus Depot Relocation Efforts (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to discuss the controversial move of buses from the Shady Grove Bus Depot to the Carver Educational Services parking lot on June 21st. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember Craig Rice talks about the issue and says “we have a real challenge ahead of us.”

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June 14, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Commuting in Montgomery County During SafeTrack (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is developing plans to help commuters during WMATA’s SafeTrack. SafeTrack is a year-long effort to improve the safety and reliability of the Metrorail system. Three planned line segment repairs and around-the-clock single tracking projects, referred to as “safety surges,” will affect Metro’s Red Line service beginning in August. […]

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