Monday, April 30, 2012
Seniors looking for transportation alternatives to driving in their own cars have a number of options in Montgomery County.
First is the County’s own Ride On bus system, with 82 routes. Every Ride On bus is lift-equipped to handle wheelchairs and most buses kneel to make entry easy. Seniors ride free from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and at half fare during other hours. MetroBus service is also available for longer trips, including into the District. Special training is available to make the first bus ride easy through the Connect-A-Ride program at senior centers.
Other options include MetroAccess and Medicaid Transportation for medical appointments; Call ‘N Ride, which provides discounted coupons for use on taxis; and a special senior bus service sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services that provides transportation to recreation centers or shops.