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July 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Evan Glass: Kids Ride Free Bus Program is a ‘Game Changer’

Councilmember Evan Glass is really excited about the new “Kids Ride Free” transportation program that launched Monday. Now, children under the age 18 have free, unlimited access to both Ride On and Metro buses. Glass, a member of Montgomery County Council’s Transportation & Environment committee, said this change will help both parents and children save […]

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June 28, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Independence Day Closings Around the County

Here’s an overview of what’s open what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed DLC Liquor & Wine Stores (DLC) – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics programs open, aquatics facilities open until 6 p.m., except the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, which will close at 3 […]

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April 25, 2019 | Ashley Profitt

‘Ride On’ To Unveil New Bus Design and Kick Off ‘Give and Ride Week’

Ride On will be rolling out 26 new buses featuring a new design on Thursday. The unveiling comes during Ride On’s 32nd annual “Give and Ride Week” which allows riders and residents to donate food for the Manna Food Center in exchange for a free ride. The new buses are said to have to a […]

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April 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Annual Give and Ride Food Drive Continues Through Saturday

Ride On bus passengers can help needy families and receive a free bus ride by donating canned or nonperishable food during Ride On’s 32nd annual food drive. The drive, started by a group of bus drivers over 30 years ago, runs from Sunday, April 28, through Saturday, May 4. During the week, food collection bags […]

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March 20, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Free and Discounted Transportation Service Available to Seniors

Montgomery County provides free and discounted transportation to residents age 65 and older. Ride On and Metrobuses in Montgomery County offer free rides to seniors Monday through Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Also free rides are available Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Discounts are 50 percent at all other times. Residents […]

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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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November 8, 2018 | Michelle Queen

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Veterans Day in Montgomery County

Montgomery County government has posted the following holiday schedule for Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day: County offices – Closed. Public Libraries – Closed on Sunday, Nov. 11 and Monday, Nov. 12. County liquor stores – All retail stores are open normal hours. Recreation – Aquatic and community centers open as scheduled; senior […]

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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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July 3, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Government closings for Independence Day

What’s Open and What’s Closed on July 4

Here’s an overview of what’s open what’s closed in Montgomery County this Independence Day: County Offices – closed Libraries – closed DLC Liquor & Wine Stores (DLC) – all stores will be open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Recreation – aquatics facilities open until 6 p.m., except the Germantown Indoor Swim Center, which will close at 3 p.m.  All other classes […]

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June 18, 2018 | Staff Writer

Police Release Surveillance Photo in Silver Spring Sexual Assault

Montgomery County police are hoping someone can identify a man in a surveillance photograph who is wanted in connection with a March sexual assault of a 16-year-old Ride On passenger. The victim said that about 3:35 p.m. March 6 she and a man boarded the Ride On bus in the 10100 block of Colesville Road […]

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