Division of Transit Services
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
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.
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
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
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.
On October 2, 2016, Ride On will implement new service between Tobytown Drive in Potomac and Rockville Metro Station via Shady Grove Hospital. Major roads served will include Travilah Road, Wootton Parkway, Falls Road and Great Falls Road. The new route is called Route 301.
In July 2016, Montgomery County Ride On invited public comments on two proposed routings for this service. Ride On developed the service plan after receiving written and oral comments, including at the July 28, 2016 public forum at Travilah Elementary School in North Potomac.
Riders will be able to connect to Metrorail and other Ride On services at the Rockville Metro Station and several other major points of interest along the route. Those include:
Route 301 will operate seven days a week, between approximately 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. The bus schedule is available online.
On an introductory basis, bus fares will be free throughout October 2016. Beginning November 1, 2016, standard Ride On fares and discounts will apply; these include free fares for seniors and persons with disabilities from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Kids Ride Free from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For the first month or two, the new service will be operated with a bus that does not have the traditional Ride On paint colors. Riders will see a white bus with Ride On logos.
On, July 25, 2016 at 10 a.m., Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) crews closed MD 195 (Carroll Avenue) Bridge over Sligo Creek in Takoma Park for a long-term bridge rehabilitation project.
During this time, Ride On routes 12 and 13 will follow the detour below. Buses traveling in both directions will utilize Flower Avenue, Maplewood Avenue, Maple Avenue and Sligo Creek Parkway to avoid the impacted area on Carroll Avenue. Alternate bus stops are noted below in red. This detour is expected to last until early 2018.
For more information about the work, please visit the state's project information page.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and directives from the Federal Transit Administration, Ride On will make every effort, to the maximum extent feasible, to ensure that a person with a disability has access to, and benefits from, its services. Ride On will make reasonable modifications to its policies, programs, and procedures applicable to its transportation services, when necessary to avoid discrimination and ensure accessibility for people with disabilities. Reasonable modifications do have limitations and are not intended to:
Considerations when making a reasonable modification request:
The request must identify the modification needed in order to use the service. Whenever feasible, please make the request in advance, before the modification is needed to access the service.
Within the scope of the ADA and reasonable modification, if Ride On denies a request it will make every effort, to the maximum extent feasible, to ensure that a person with a disability has access to, and benefits from, its services.
To request reasonable modifications based on a disability please use the Reasonable Modification Request Form , or contact Montgomery County’s ADA Manager Nancy Greene for assistance. Phone: 240-777-6197 (TTY 240-777-6196) Email: email@example.com. In writing: Nancy G. Greene, ADA Title II Compliance Manager, Montgomery County Government, Department of General Services, 101 Monroe Street, 9 th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850. You may be asked to complete a request form. Ride On will review the request in accordance with its reasonable modification plan. Ride On strives to respond, in writing, to each request within 30 calendar days. All the information involved with this process will be kept confidential in the ADA Managers Office.
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
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.
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).
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 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 opened Sunday, September 20th.
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