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 4/21/2014 
 Esther Bowring, Community Relations Manager   240.777.6513
 Office of the Director


 Council Public Hearing April 22: Proposed Ride On fare changes

 

The Council hereby notifies the general public that it will receive testimony on potential changes to transportation fees, charges and fares on April 22, 2014. The proposed fare changes will keep the County fares in line with the regional fares set by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). WMATA has advertised for public comment a wide range of fares that it will consider for its FY15 budget.

Public comment on the proposed changes for Ride On fares is solicited on April 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm, Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Avenue, 3rd floor hearing room, Rockville, Maryland, for the following changes in fares:

• Proposed decrease of cash or token fare from $1.80 to $1.75
• Proposed increase of regular SmarTrip fare from $1.60 to $1.75
• Proposed increase of regular Express Route 70 SmarTrip fare from $3.65 to $4.00
• Proposed increase of Metrorail-to-Ride On bus fare with transfer with SmarTrip from $1.10 to $1.25
• Proposed increase of Metrorail-to-Route 70 transfer with SmarTrip from $3.15 to $3.50
• Proposed increase of Local bus-to-Route 70 transfer with SmarTrip from $2.05 to $2.25
• Proposed increase of Weekly or monthly pass transfer to Route 70 from $2.05 to $2.25
• Proposed increase for U-Pass students riding express bus Route 70 from free to $2.25
• Proposed decrease of Senior/Disabled cash/token fare on local bus from $0.90 to $0.85
• Proposed increase Senior/Disabled SmarTrip fare on local bus from $0.80 to $0.85
• Proposed increase of Senior/Disabled Metrorail-to-Ride On bus with SmarTrip from $.30 to$ .35
• Proposed increase of Senior/Disabled SmarTrip fare on Express Route 70 from $1.80 to $2.00
• Proposed increase of Senior/Disabled Local bus-to-Route 70 transfer with SmarTrip $1.00 to $1.15
• Proposed increase of Senior/Disabled Weekly or monthly pass transfer to Route 70 from $1.00 to $1.15
• Proposed increase in Kids Ride Free hours from M-F 2pm to 7pm to M-F 2pm to 8pm 

Comments may be written, faxed or e-mailed on the proposed Ride On Fare Changes to the Montgomery County Council by the close of business on May 1, 2014. Send your comments to:
Montgomery County Council, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850
(240) 777-7900 (voice) / (240) 777-7888 (fax) / (240) 777-7914 (TTY)
E-mail: county.council@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

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