Montgomery County Department of Transportation Transit Services

May 5, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Ride On Changing Bus Schedules May 9 to Increase Service, Efficiency

Montgomery County’s Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will be adjusting the Ride On bus service schedules beginning Sunday, May 9 to increase overall service and improve efficiency. “The changes reflect the continuing shift of resources toward schedule patterns prior to the COVID-19 health crisis,” according to a county press release announced Wednesday. All County-operated transit services […]

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May 3, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Walk-Up Vaccine Appointments Available Monday at Montgomery College Germantown

Montgomery College – Germantown Campus has walk-up appointments available on Monday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to receive the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine for residents ages 18 and older. Ride On is offering a free “Vaccination Shuttle” to offer transportation to the vaccination site. The shuttle travels between the Shady Grove Metro Station and the […]

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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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April 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

County Flags Lowered for Ride On Bus Fleet Manager Who Died of COVID-19

Montgomery County flags have been lowered to half staff to honor Michael Miller, a Montgomery County Department of Transportation employee who died Wednesday evening from the coronavirus. He is the first county employee who has died of COVID-19. Miller, who was 60 years old, helped manage the MCDOT Transit Services Division’s Ride On bus fleet […]

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April 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Starting Thursday, Ride On Passengers Need to Wear Face Coverings

Montgomery County Department of Transportation announced that Ride On passengers will be required to wear face coverings aboard buses starting Thursday. Earlier this week, the county government provided Ride On bus operators with face coverings. MCDOT said in a statement that any passenger that does not comply with this mandate “may be directed not to […]

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January 21, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Jan. 21 in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Jan. 21 and the long weekend is over. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets at 10:30 a.m. in the council hearing room in Rockville. Here’s a look at the agenda. 2. Gaithersburg Reads: Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman has started a community-wide book club […]

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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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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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October 5, 2018 | Staff Writer

Public Forum Regarding Ride On’s Route 75 Proposed Changes Will be Held in November

Montgomery County Department of Transportation Transit Services is inviting  the public to a forum to provide input on proposed changes to Ride On Route 75. MCDOT’s proposed changes include extending service to the Germantown MARC Station and additional service within the Clarksburg community. The forum will be held on Nov. 1  at the UpCounty Regional Services […]

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