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September 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Ride On Schedule Changes Coming Sept. 15

The Montgomery County Ride On bus system is adjusting schedule times on Sunday, September 15 for numerous routes. Ridership for three routes has decreased, so the service has been adjusted, according to a news release. The following changes will be implemented Sunday: Route 26 – 20 minutes between buses during rush hours (from 15 minutes) Route […]

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August 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Department of Transportation to Add More Scooters Throughout the County

Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s expansion of the dockless vehicle pilot program is underway. The pilot program now includes e-bikes and e-scooters and has been expanded to include two service areas, East and West County.  This expansion includes Bird scooters, which are now available in certain parts of the county. Additional areas of the county will […]

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August 8, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

MCDOT Has New Convenient Stroller Policy in Place

Montgomery County Department of Transportation will be making it more convenient for Ride On passengers with strollers. Effective immediately, all bus operators on regular Ride On routes will deploy the ramp for this purpose. An MCDOT press release says, as an added convenience, when the priority seating area of the bus is not occupied, passengers […]

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June 27, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for June 27 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, June 27, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Know Your Status, it’s National HIV Testing Day:  Join the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services at their Dennis Avenue Health Center in Silver Spring for free testing. 2. DNC Debates at Silver Branch Brewing: Join Montgomery […]

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June 25, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Ride On Flex Launches Wednesday

Ride On Flex, the region’s first on-demand public transit service, will officially launch on Wednesday. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich along with Councilmembers Sidney Katz and Hans Riemer will join Al Roshdieh, the director of Montgomery County Department of Transportation, at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Rockville Town Square to debut the new ridesharing service. […]

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May 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

County Unveils Pedestrian Safety Improvements in Aspen Hill

Montgomery County activated a new crossing signal in Aspen Hill Friday to improve pedestrian safety. County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council Vice President Sidney Katz, County Councilmember Evan Glass, and Department of Transportation Director Al Roshdieh attended a ceremony Friday at the crossing in Aspen Hill. The new high intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) beacon on […]

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April 25, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Montgomery County Hosts Take Your Child to Work Day Event

Several county employees participated in National Take Your Child to Work Day at the Executive Office Building in Rockville. Officials say about 300 children took part in more than 30 interactive activities and booths. They also got a glimpse of what their parents do on a daily basis.

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April 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Will Test ‘On Demand’ Transit Program

Montgomery County Department of Transportation has plans for a new “on demand” transit program. The Microtransit Pilot Program will be tested in the Rockville, Glenmont, and Wheaton service areas. Similar to UberPool, this program will allow residents to use a mobile app to request trips to and from a designated pickup and drop off area. […]

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March 1, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

E-Bikes Pilot Program to Expand, Test Dockless E-Scooters

You’ve probably seen some dockless E-Bikes in various places throughout the area. “The County as a whole has offered the pilot so far in the downtown Silver Spring and surrounding residential areas… in the city of Takoma Park, and then more recently in the North Bethesda planning area- so that’s the White Flint, and Grosvenor, […]

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January 28, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ride On Suspends Free Rides for Government Workers

Update (Jan. 28):  Because the federal government has been re-opened, Montgomery County Transit announced that the free rides on Ride On for government workers have been suspended. With the end of the federal government shutdown announced today, the FREE rides for federal employees is suspended. Posted by Ride On Montgomery County Transit on Friday, January 25, […]

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