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Try our new Route 301 service between Tobytown Drive and Rockville Metro Station!

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We are offering FREE rides on this route during October. The route operates 7 days per week.
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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
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.

Accessibility Information

Reasonable Modification of Policies

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:

  • Cause a direct threat to the health and safety of others
  • Create undue financial and administrative burdens
  • Constitute a fundamental alteration to a Ride-on service

 Considerations when making a reasonable modification request:

  •  Individuals requesting modifications shall describe what they need in order to use the service.
  •  Individuals requesting modifications are not required to use the term “reasonable modification” when making a request.
  • Whenever feasible, requests for modifications shall be made and determined in advance, before Ride On is expected to provide the modified service; for example, by completing the reasonable modification request form or by contacting Montgomery County’s ADA Office at or by phone at 240-777-6197 (TTY 240-777-6196)
  • Where a request for modification cannot practicably be made and determined in advance (e.g., because of a condition or barrier at the destination of a paratransit or fixed route trip of which the individual with a disability was unaware until arriving), operating personnel shall make a determination of whether the modification should be provided at the time of the request. Operating personnel may consult with management before making a determination to grant or deny the 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:   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.


  •          Portable oxygen, respirators, and concentrators are allowed on all Ride On buses
  •          All buses are equipped with accessibility features and we accept all wheelchairs that our lifts or ramps are capable of lifting
  •          Service animals are allowed on all Ride On buses

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

Youth Cruiser SmarTriip pass


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.
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MD 355 Ride On Plus Transit Project

all electric rideon busIn 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

group of ten peopleAt 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

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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.


VanGo Free Circulator route 28 VanGo

The Paul S. Sarbanes (Silver Spring) Transit Center 

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

Paul Sarbanes Transit Center Rideon business bay rideon bus

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!

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