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July 2, 2020 | Tori Bergel

MCDOT ‘Essential Plus’ Service to Expand Over the Weekend

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is adding to their Ride On bus “Essential Plus” service starting Sunday, July 5. According to a press release by the county government/county officials, the expansion is in cooperation with county reopening adjustments — changes spearheaded by County Executive Marc Elrich’s Phase 2 plans. In order to meet […]

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June 4, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Ride On Bus Routes to Ramp Up Services Beginning June 7

Additional bus services will restart early next week in an effort to accommodate Marc Elrich’s Phase 1 reopening plan and aid economic recovery in the county’s urban districts. Services were initially reduced back in March to limit the spread of COVID-19 and designated solely for essential workers. Beginning June 7, Ride On will open 53 […]

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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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April 24, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Ride On Cambia Horario de Servicio de Autobús desde el Domingo

El Departamento de Transporte del Condado de Montgomery (MCDOT) anunció que reducirán sus horas de operación para los autobuses Ride On a partir del domingo. Debido al brote de COVID-19, MCDOT implementó el Plan de Servicio Esencial que incluye 36 rutas críticas para que los residentes puedan tomar los autobuses Ride On para viajes esenciales […]

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April 24, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Ride On Bus Service Hours Change Beginning Sunday

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) announced that they will be reducing their hours of operation for Ride On buses beginning Sunday. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, MCDOT implemented the Essential Service Plan which includes 36 critical routes so that residents can take Ride On buses for essential trips during the health crisis. Under […]

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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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April 9, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for April 9 in Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, April 9 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Virtual Town Hall: The topic is “Faith Communities Responding to COVID-19”. This virtual town hall will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Grants for faith communities, and safe volunteer opportunities are among the topics that will be discussed. […]

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April 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for April 8 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, April 8 and it marks the beginning of the eight-day Jewish holiday, Passover which commemorates the freedom of Israelites from ancient Egypt. Happy Passover to those celebrating! Here are five things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Montgomery County Board of Elections Selects Voting Centers:  Montgomery County Board of Elections meets via […]

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January 28, 2020 | Staff Writer

Police Release Surveillance Photos from Gaithersburg Assault

Investigators from the Montgomery County Police, 6th District Investigations Section released surveillance photographs in connection with a robbery of a woman that took place in Gaithersburg on Jan. 9. Detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect in connection with the incident, according to a police press release. At 9:35 p.m. on […]

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