Ride On passengers will be able to load monthly passes onto their SmarTrip® cards, beginning with December’s pass. The $45 monthly pass provides customers unlimited rides on Montgomery County Ride On buses for an entire calendar month. The Ride On monthly pass represents a 43 percent savings over paying cash fares on regular Ride On routes.
Paper passes are being phased out and will no longer be available after January 31, 2013. Passengers will continue to have the option of paying fares with cash.
Monthly passes can be loaded onto SmarTrip® cards either in person or online. Customers who prefer to add the monthly pass value to a SmarTrip® card in person, may do so at the following locations:
* TRiPS Commuter Store: 8413 Ramsey Avenue, Silver Spring (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
* TRiPS Commuter Store: 17 Wisconsin Circle, Friendship Heights (Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
* Montgomery County Division of Treasury: 255 Rockville Pike, L-15, Rockville, (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
* Retailers including some Giant Food and CVS Pharmacy stores in Montgomery County.
For more information, see the County's press release, the SmarTrip® card website, or the Division of Transit Service/Ride On website. Or call 311, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 301-251-4850 TTY, or 240-777-0311 (from outside the County).