Ride On Services

Transit in Montgomery County

The Division of Transit Services accomplishes an essential mobility mission of Montgomery County by connecting people, communities, workplaces, educational institutions, recreational opportunities and many other essential destinations. To the extent that transit reduces the number of vehicles on the roads in Montgomery County, especially during the rush periods, transit increases the efficiency of the infrastructure. Moreover, transit plays a key role in the viability of the local economy and in the livability of our neighborhoods.

Ride On Transit Montgomery County

The Division plans, schedules and manages the County's own RIDE ON bus system consisting of 360 County owned and operated buses. The RIDE ON system is designed to complement the service provided by the other transit providers in the County. The RIDE ON system provides almost 22 million trips per year. Click on the appropriate text to get to RIDE ON routes and schedules, transit delays and detours information, fare and transfer information, and information on buying transit tickets and passes.

Transit partners Montgomery County

In addition, the Division coordinates with other transit and transportation providers. The RIDE ON service is tightly integrated into the services of other providers, including the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Metrobus and Metrorail and the Maryland Mass Transit Administration's MARC commuter rail and MTA commuter bus systems. Metrobus in Montgomery County provides 15 million transit trips per year and Metrorail provides 40 million trips per year. From here you can reach our other transit partners and go directly to the Metro Home Page to get more information about Metrorail and Metrobus, or the MTA Home Page to get information about the MARC commuter rail system and the MTA commuter buses serving Montgomery County. You can see which Metrobus routes serve Montgomery County. For general information in regard of WMATA and MARC RAIL contact our  County's Coordinator: Gary Erenrich

Other Transit Programs in Montgomery County

The Division maintains the transit infrastructure supportive of the RIDE ON system, including park and ride lots, County transit centers, bus shelters, bus stops, and trash receptacles.

Special Transportation (service to Seniors and persons with disabilities)

The entire RIDE ON system is wheelchair accessible. All routes, as well as all Saturday and Sunday service, are operated with wheelchair accessible buses. In addition to the central transit mission of the Division, we provide specialized transportation to persons with disabilities and to seniors. The largest proportion of these services are Special Transportation services provided to persons with disabilities who are unable to use the fixed route and scheduled transit in the County. Eligibility is determined by the MetroAccess system in the region, and the trips requested are arranged by the Division of Transit Services. The County operates the Call N Ride program which provides a limited number of trips for low income seniors and persons with disabilities. Also, the County provides Medicaid transportation for low income persons for medically necessary trips.


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