Thursday, September 30, 2010
Montgomery County Commuter Services’ TRiPS Commuter Store in Friendship Heights recently marked its first anniversary. The store, located at 17 Wisconsin Circle, is open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
TRiPS stands for “Transportation Resources, Information and Places to See.” The store sells bus passes and tokens for Montgomery County’s Ride On buses, as well as fare media for Metrobus and Metrorail, including the SmartTrip Card. Regional transit fare media is available along with trip planning information and resources.
The TRiPS Commuter Store staff promotes environmentally friendly travel modes, including transit, car/vanpooling, biking, walking and car sharing at both the Friendship Heights and Silver Spring TRiPS stores. Staff also provides complimentary services to help Montgomery County employers and their employees beat traffic, save time and reduce expenses. Transportation marketing specialists are available to visit businesses and set up customized commuting benefits programs tailored to their needs.
For more information, call Commuter Services at 240-773-TRiPS (8747) or 240-777-8380, or visit the Commuter Services’ website. The promotion of alternate transportation is a component of the Division of Transit Services within MCDOT.