Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system launched its “S” Service Plan that is designed to provide bus service on every route during snow, storms or emergencies. During adverse weather, riders can expect less frequent service than normal. However, for the first time, Ride On’s S Plan provides a guideline to passengers that spells out how often buses are expected to run on each route and when the first and last trips will occur.
The S Service Plan applies to weekdays, so Ride On never needed to put the Plan in place during the record-setting winter storm that began on Friday, December 18. On Saturday, December 19, Ride On was the only regional bus system to operate until 3 p.m., despite blizzard conditions. By Sunday, Ride On provided its normal service, albeit with some weather and road-related delays.