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Ride On & Transit Services

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Transit Services at a Glance

Ride On - The Division's central mission

Commuter Services - Car pool, Van Pool, and other services to the commuters

Special Transportation - Services for seniors and people with disabilities

Taxicab Regulation - Taxicab licenses and permits
Current Events & Transit Updates
  • September 20, 2015 Service Improvements for Routes: 1, 5, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 26, 28 VanGo Free Circulator, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 64, 70 and 98.
  • Ride On Job Opportunities
  • Holiday Schedules
  • Youth Cruiser SmarTrip
Ride On Schedules  - Where you can find schedules for 80 bus routes Ride On operates  Ride On
'S' Service Plan - Snow storms and special circumstances.
Ride On by Stations - 12 Metro stations in Montgomery County
Trip Planning Tools - Information on Google Maps, MyMontgomery and Metro's Trip Planner
Trip Planner (The Ride Guide)- This service is provided by Metro.
Ride On Comments/Complaints Feedback - Help Ride On service to get better every day.
Ride On Subscription - Keep up with schedule changes and rider information.
Ride On Jobs - Current openings at Ride On
Ride On Review - Ride On Quarterly Newsletter
MCDOT Home - This will take you to the Department of Transportation home page.
Holiday Schedules - Official Ride On holiday schedules
Current and Archived GTFS Files -- For Developers, Schedules in GTFS format

Fares and Transfers
Ride On Fares
Buying Fare Media in retail stores
Order Call-N-Ride 
Youth Cruiser Pass
Summer Youth Cruiser Pass (June-August) 
Kids Ride Free

Riders' News
Please    visit here for latest announcements and links to holiday schedule information. Information on holidays and Ride On schedules can also be found below under Ride On Schedules.
Ride On Delays and Detours on the hour
This is where you can find the current Ride On service conditions.
'S' Service Plan - Snow storms and special circumstances.
'S' Service Plan - en español

Area Transit Links
Connect-A-Ride - (Corridor Transportation Corporation)
MTA Commuter Bus - US 29 and I-270 Corridors
WMATA - Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
MARC Trains - Brunswick and Camden Lines
Metrobus - Schedules
Metrorail - Serving 12 Stations in Montgomery County
Bethesda Circulator - Serves Bethesda
Greyhound - Station at Sligo Ave and Fenton Street, Silver Spring
Arlington Transit ART - Arlington County, Virginia
Alexandria DASH - City of Alexandria, Virginia
Fairfax Connector - Fairfax County, Virginia
Maryland MTA - Maryland Transit Administration
CHART - Coordinated Highway Action Response Team
The Bus - Prince George's County, Maryland
TransIT - Frederick County, Maryland
Howard County Transit - Howard County, Maryland
Shuttle UM - University of Maryland, College Park Shuttle

Area Airports
BWI-Baltimore-Washington International Airport. To get there, check out the     B30 Metrobus route. For more information, see Ground Transportation on the BWI web site.
Reagan National - The best way to get there is to take any Ride On bus to a     Metro station, get the Red Line, transfer to Metrorail Blue or Yellow lines from downtown and to the Airport. See more info from Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority web site for     ground transportation.
Dulles International - Details information from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority web site for     ground transportation.

Commuters Guide
Park and Ride Lots in the County more...
Car Pool/Van Pool
Application for Ride Sharing/Carpool/Vanpool 
Commuter Store where you can buy your fare media

Seasonal Activities Summer Air Quality Forecast
Air Quality Index
Clean Air Alternative Ride On is operating 42 natural gas buses, and 15 more are coming soon!

Seniors and People with Disabilities

Metro's Information on Accessibility

Project Ride - Helping People with Developmental Disabilities Use Public Transport

Connect-A-Ride Referral Service


Bus Advertising - If your business is interested in advertising on Ride On, contact our contractor  Direct Media

Informational Safety on how to ride Ride On safely
Ride On transit information
Passenger Bill of Rights and Responsibilities -  en español
Disruptive Behavior Notice To Passengers 
APTA - American Public Transportation Association
Bike and Ride with Ride On - All Ride On buses are bike rack equipped.
Lost and Found
Getting Around Montgomery County - From here you can find the ways to get to libraries, County Service Centers, schools, parks, rec centers, health centers and many other places with Ride On service nearby.
Night request after 9:00PM
Reading Materials
Title VI

Montgomery County assures that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1987, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. For more information or to file a complaint, please contact the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights.

Ride On is Hiring!

Ride On is hiring! We're looking for new bus operators to join our team. Visit to apply. Deadline to apply is Sept. 3, 2016. Click here for more details.

Ride On’s Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card - GET YOURS NOW!


This is a BEST VALUE FOR FAMILIES, especially for youth with after school activities (band, cheerleading, sports, jobs, etc.).  The card is $2 and you can add a monthly pass for $11 to travel on Ride On anywhere, anytime (except the Express Route 70).   Summer passes can be added for $18.   Cash value can also be added to ride on the Metrobus, Metrorail, and other regional transit partner systems.
L earn More About Kids Ride Free



MD 355 Ride On Plus Transit Project

In June 2015, the County submitted an FY2015 TIGER grant application to the USDOT for Ride On Plus service on Maryland Route 355 between the Lakeforest Transit Center and the Grosvenor Metrorail Station.  The County requested $17 million for this $21.25 million project that would purchase 14 all-electric buses for an 11-mile/14-station system; add 17 additional Bikeshare stations; and provide Transit Signal Priority at 31 intersections.  Awards will be announced in Fall 2015. 

Application Narrative

Ride On Celebrates 40th Anniversary

At a special ceremony at the Executive Office Building Courtyard, County Executive Isiah Leggett proclaimed May 11, 2015 "Ride On Day".  US Senator Ben Cardin gave a rousing speech in support of public transportation and Ride On's four decades of service. Well wishers included Maryland State Delegates Charles Barkley and Jim Gilchrist, County Councilpersons George Leventhal (President), Sidney Katz, and Hans Riemer.  Honors were given to Trailblazers from the 1970s who are still with Ride On:  Karla Rivera, Bill Oliver, Kim Carey, Steve Wilkinson, Bill Gbolokai,  and Susanne Brunhart-Wiggins (an original rider) and Ed Daniel (first Chief of Ride On). 



See Something Say Something

You’ll Be Seeing Some Ride On Buses That Look Like This

These buses are regular Ride On buses, but have been wrapped to include messages that are part of the “ See Something, Say Something ” transit security campaign. Three (3) buses will operate on various Ride On routes around Montgomery County.  Ride On has joined forces with other transit agencies to bring you information on reporting suspicious behavior around transit stations or vehicles.  Funding for the wraps comes from a regional grant from the US Department of Homeland Security. So riders, “keep your good eye open” when you are waiting for your bus by checking the destination sign for your usual route number and destination, even though  the bus may not look like your regular Ride On bus.  Regular fares apply.  We are now accepting full wrap advertising.

Route 28 VanGo FREE Circulator

Route 28 VanGo FREE Circulator has a new route to better serve the downtown Silver Spring community and the new library.  The circulator departs every 12 to 15 minutes depending on traffic.


The Paul S. Sarbanes (Silver Spring) Transit Center 

The Paul S. Sarbanes (Silver Spring) Transit Center opened Sunday, September 20th.

We've reached 1,000 followers on our Twitter page! Thank you to our riders and the community at large for helping us to reach this milestone. Let's keep this upward trend going!  FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!

To contact us or for trip planning assistance:
Phone: Inside Montgomery County Dial 311 · Outside Montgomery County: 240.777.0311 · TTY: 301.251.4850 · Online; MC311 Information Portal
By regular mail: Montgomery County DOT · Division of Transit Services · 101 Monroe Street, 5th floor · Rockville, Maryland 20850
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