Transportation for older adults and persons with disabilities

Effective September 1, 2023: These transportation programs ended:

  • Essential Delivery Services for Call-n-Ride participants
  • Free taxi rides to COVID-19 test and vaccination clinics, and at-home test kit and mask pickup locations

If you have questions, contact us at 301-948-5409 or 800-980-6564, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Language interpreter services are available for free.

Senior/Disabled transportation options outreach - Zoom event on November 18, 2020. Watch the recording.

Ride buses free at all times

Persons age 65+ and persons with disabilities ride free at all times on

  • All Ride On, Ride On extRa, Flash, and Flex buses
  • These Metrobus routes
    • C2, C4, C8, F4, J1, J2, K6, K9, L8, Q1, Q2, Q4, Q5, Q6, T2, Y2, Y7, Y8, Z2, Z6, Z7, Z8

To ride free, tap one of these cards on the farebox when you board

  • Senior SmarTrip® card - Get this card
  • Reduced Fare SmarTrip® photo ID card (formerly Metro Disability ID card) - Get this card
  • Medicare card with a current photo ID
  • MetroAccess card

Other programs

Get help finding transportation

The Connect-A-Ride Transportation Resource Center (CAR) is a free information and referral service. It helps adults over 50 and adults with disabilities find transportation for medical services, errands, social activities and more.

Contact CAR at 301-738-3252, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email [email protected]

CAR links people with public, private, and volunteer transportation services, including escorted transportation. It offers free workshops on how to use public transportation.

The program also helps callers apply for transportation programs like Call-n-Ride and Metro Access.

CAR is funded by Montgomery County Government. It is operated by the Jewish Council for the Aging

We are committed to you

Montgomery County is committed to providing mobility for older adults and persons with disabilities.

We heard from you and we've made major changes to meet your needs better and make your travel more convenient.

All of Ride On's buses are wheelchair accessible.

The County's transit system is one of the best in the country. It includes

  • Ride On,
  • Metrobus,
  • Metrorail, and
  • special transportation programs like Call-n-Ride, Same Day Access, Medicaid Transportation, and MetroAccess.

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