Starting Monday, January 30, Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system is partnering with the Maryland Transit Administration MARC Train to ease commutes for Germantown MARC train passengers. A new shuttle service, Ride On Route 94, will transport passengers during peak commuting times between the Kingsview Park and Ride Lot, located at Clopper Road (Maryland Route 117) and Kingsview Village Avenue, and the Germantown MARC station. Passengers using the new service will be dropped off and picked up immediately adjoining the train station.
Morning shuttle service will leave from the Kingsview Park and Ride Lot for the MARC Station at 7:25, 7:42 and 8:02 a.m. In the evening, the shuttle will depart the MARC Station for the return trip to the Kingsview Park and Ride Lot at 4:21, 4:36, 5:13, 6:05, 6:29, 6:51, 7:19 and 8:01 p.m. If MARC is running late in the evening, the service will “meet the MARC” by waiting for the next train to arrive.
Riders who have a MARC weekly, MARC monthly or TLC ticket simply show it to the bus operator and ride free, the same as on all Ride On buses. Other riders will be charged the regular fare of $1.50 for SmarTrip users or $1.70 for passengers paying the fare with cash or other Ride On fare media.
For more information, check Ride On’s website at www.rideonbus.com or call 311, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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