public transportation

September 28, 2021 | Travis Chase

County Extends Free Ride On Bus Service

The Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a resolution that will continue to allow residents to travel on the Ride On bus service for free through Jan. 1, 2022. County leaders were able to extend the service before the waiver expired on Thursday. The decision came at a Montgomery County Council meeting where county leaders and […]

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June 17, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery County Government Closed Friday to Observe Juneteenth Holiday

Montgomery County announced their offices will be closed Friday, June 18 in observance of the new federal holiday, Juneteenth. Thursday, President Biden signed into law Juneteenth as a national holiday to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States, which took place on June 19, 1865 in Texas. County Executive Marc Elrich said, “I […]

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November 24, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

What’s Open, What’s Not on Thanksgiving Weekend in Montgomery County

Here is what is open and closed on Thanksgiving weekend. County offices – closed. State offices and courts – closed. Libraries – closed. Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) – closed. Recreation – all facilities closed. No programs held. Ride On/On extRa / Flash – operate on a Sunday schedule. Metrorail and Metrobus MARC Train and Commuter […]

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April 28, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Providing Face Coverings for Ride On Passengers Who Can’t Provide Their Own

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation launched a program today to provide face coverings for passengers on buses who don’t have their own. Face coverings are required during the coronavirus crisis to be worn on public transportation according to Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order. Because of this, MCDOT is urging passengers to wear a face […]

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June 11, 2019 | Ben Palmer

County Council Members Undertake Transit Challenge

Five members of the County Council are participating in the Transit Challenge this week. They are tasked with either walking or using public transportation like the Ride On, Metro, or carpooling to get wherever they need to go. All four of the at-large members⁠—Gabe Albornoz, Evan Glass, Will Jawando, and Hans Riemer⁠—as well as District […]

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November 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local PTA Partners with Lyft to Address Parents’ Transportation Challenges

Parent involvement poses a challenge for some parents at Jones Lane Elementary School in Gaithersburg solely because of transportation. Public transportation for families living on West Side Drive, for example, can take more than three-hours round trip which includes four bus transfers and four miles of walking. The school’s Parent-Teacher Association is trying to change that […]

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March 13, 2017 | Staff Writer

Ride On Expected to Run on S Service Plan

Ride On Transit Services is expected to run on the S Service Plan on Mar. 14 due to the winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service (NWS), according to a news release. The S Service Plan provides service on all routes except for Route 94. Residents can expect service delays on all routes […]

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April 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Missing Kensington Man Located (PHOTO)

UPDATE, April 19, 6:30 p.m. Montgomery County police report Aaron Watkins has been located. ORIGINAL, April 19, 12 p.m. Montgomery County police are asking for your help to locate a 21-year-old man missing from Kensington. According to police, Aaron Watkins was last seen on April 18 at approximately 12:30 p.m. when he was believed to […]

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July 15, 2015 | Aline Barros

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Upcoming Changes on VanGo- Silver Spring Free Circulator Bus (VIDEO)

UPDATED, July 16, 11:10 a.m. – Getting around Silver Spring is important to residents, and members of the Silver Spring Advisory Board wanted to know more about VanGo’s upcoming changes during a meeting held on July 13 at the Silver Spring Civic Center. VanGo is the Ride On free shuttle that runs in downtown Silver […]

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July 1, 2015 | Krista Brick

Leventhal: CCT Remains a Top Transportation Project (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal talks about the Purple Line and Corridor Cities Transitway projects and the funding capacity to do them both. Related:

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