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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Ride On’s Ridership Continues to Climb; Ride On Real Time Aids Riders

Preliminary estimates for the Ride On bus system for this past March show the number of users grew by 2.7 percent, compared to the same month last year.   
 
For the first nine months of the fiscal year, ridership is up 2.8 percent, compared to the same period in FY11.
 
Selected routes are doing very well.  For example, Ride On’s express Routes 70 and 100 are up 21 percent from January through March; and the routes serving the National Medical Center (impacted by BRAC closure of Walter Reed) are up 6.5 percent from October through March.
 
Residents are reminded that Ride On Real Time now provides real-time information on bus arrivals using the internet, texting or applications for Android or iPhones.  The tool helps passengers determine when the next arriving bus will be at their stop. Ride On Real Time can be accessed in several ways:
  • Through the internet using a computer or web-enabled device such as a smart phone
  • Through the Ride On Real Time App
  • Or, by texting the bus stop ID number to bus@rideonrealtime.com. Passengers will quickly receive a text message indicating when their next arriving bus is coming. Or by texting the bus stop ID number to bus@rideonrealtime.com.  Passengers will quickly receive a text message indicating when their next arriving bus is coming.  (Enter ONLY the bus stop number -- no text.)
Tutorials on using Ride On Real Time are available on the County’s You Tube site
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