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For Immediate Release: 6/9/2014
County Council Approves Change to Ride On Fares

To keep Ride On bus fares consistent with rates approved by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the Montgomery County Council approved the following transit rate changes that begin July 1. The new fares are shown below.

• Ride On cash fare or token - $1.75

• Ride On fare paid with SmarTrip Card - $1.75

• Metrorail-to-Ride On bus transfer with SmarTrip Card - $1.25

• Route 70 bus fare paid with SmarTrip Card - -$4.00

• Kids Ride Free Program 2 to 8 p.m. weekdays – Program expanded from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free

• Metrorail-to-Route 70 bus transfer with SmarTrip Card - $3.50

• Local bus-to-Route 70 bus transfer with SmarTrip Card - $2.25

• Boarding Route 70 with weekly or monthly pass - $2.25

• 'U' Pass (for Montgomery College students who pay the transportation fee) except for express bus Route 70 - $2.25

• Senior* with identification card (except from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, when free) with cash fare or token - $0.85
with SmarTrip Card - $0.85

Metrorail-to-Ride On bus transfer (SmarTrip only) - $0.35

Local bus transfer (SmarTrip Card only) - Free (no change)

• Senior* with identification card for express Route 70 (except from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, when free) with SmarTrip Card - $2.00

Metrorail to Route 70 bus with SmarTrip Card  -$1.50

Local bus to Route 70 bus with SmarTrip Card - $1.15

Boarding with weekly or monthly pass with SmarTrip Card  -$1.15

With cash fare or token - $2.00 (no change)

The following rates will remain the same:

• Route 70 bus cash fare or token - $4.00

• Ride On Monthly Pass - $45

• VanGo Route 28 and Route 94 MARC shuttles - Free

• MetroAccess Certified and/or Conditional Customer with identification card - Free

• MetroAccess companion of Certified and/or Conditional customer with identification card - Free

• Children under age 5 (Limit two per paying passenger) - Free

• Local bus to bus transfer (SmarTrip Card only) - Free

• Metrobus weekly pass accepted on board - Free  (Cost of the pass is - $17.50)

• MARC weekly, monthly, TLC passes transfer to Ride On - -Free 

• MTA Commuter Bus Pass transfer to Ride On  - Free

• Youth Cruiser Pass - $11 per month 

• Youth SmarTrip Card (one-time fee) - $2.00

• Summer Youth Cruiser pass (for June, July, and August) - $18

• ‘C' Pass (for current County employees) -  Free

• Senior* with identification card from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays - Free

* With identification card. Also includes persons with disabilities who have identification cards.

For more information on Ride On, go to www.rideonbus.com, call MC311 by dialing 311 from within the County, 240-777-0311 from outside the County, TTY 301-251-4850, or use the MC311 website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311.








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Release ID: 14-251
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-6507

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