July 8, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Ride On Buses Change Schedules July 18

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will adjust Ride On bus schedules on Sunday, July 18 to “increase overall service and improve efficiency” as the county continues to reopen following the coronavirus pandemic. Ride On planners monitored ridership data and on-time performance feedback in order to identify routes that would be more efficient with schedule […]

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July 7, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Las Mascarillas Serán un Requisito en el Transporte Público Hasta Septiembre

Se seguirán requiriendo los cubrimientos faciales en el transporte público hasta por lo menos el 13 de septiembre debido a pautas federales, según el Departamento de Transporte del Condado de Montgomery (MCDOT, por sus siglas en inglés). Los autobuses Ride On del condado, Ride On extra, Flash, Metrobus, Metrorail, taxis y los servicios de automóviles […]

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July 6, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

Masks Still Required on Public Transportation Until at Least September

Face coverings will continue to be required on public transportation until at least Sept. 13 due to federal guidelines, according to the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT).  County Ride On buses, Ride On extra, Flash, Metrobus, Metrorail, taxis and on-demand car services will require masks despite the lifting of many COVID-19 restrictions. MCDOT buses […]

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March 31, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Ride On Will Continue to be Free Including Transportation to Vaccination Clinic

All Ride On, Ride On extRa and Flash buses will remain free until at least June 30. This reverses the announcement that riders would resume paying beginning April 5. Due to the pandemic, riders have been boarding buses by the rear entrance and not getting close enough to the front and to the drivers to […]

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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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October 12, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Bus Service Gets Riders to Their Destination in a FLASH

The new FLASH bus rapid transit system is designed to get riders to their destinations faster thanks to several innovative features – including technology to communicate with traffic lights. “The buses and the signals actually talk to each other so that when the vehicles are approaching a signal, they have the ability to get more […]

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