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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ride On Service Changes Begin Sunday, September 5

In order to deal with Montgomery County’s $1 billion budget shortfall, Ride On, earlier this year, proposed service reductions to help reduce the deficit. These reductions represented about 7.5 percent of all Ride On service and included route and route segment eliminations, and reductions in frequency of service.
Based on input from a February 1 public forum, the fiscal year (FY) 2011 County budget approved by the County Council on May 27 avoided many of the initially proposed cuts. The result was a 2.3 percent reduction of all Ride On service with no full Ride On routes eliminated. These changes, however, are likely to result in more crowded buses, but overall service will be preserved.
The service changes that will become effective Sunday, September 5 include:
  • Route segment eliminations on Routes 7, 22, 32, 33, 43
  • Frequency reductions on Routes 1 (Saturday only), 15, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 34, 36, 43, 46, 47, 48, 49, 56, 57, 60, 61, 70, 83, 93, 97, 100
  • Some shifts in trip times, but no change in the total number of trips operated on Routes: 31, 39, 41, 45, 51, 63, T2 (Saturday and Sunday service operated by Ride On) 
Timetables and more information are available at montgomerycountymd.gov/rideon or by calling 311 (from within the County) or 240-777-0311 (outside the County).
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Last edited: 11/8/2010