With the County’s senior population steadily growing, they are fortunate to enjoy an array of travel options to choose from.
First and foremost is the County’s own Ride On bus system. With 82 routes, many seniors will find this a very convenient way to get around. Every Ride On bus is lift-equipped to handle wheelchairs, and most buses kneel to make entry easy. Seniors ride free from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM weekdays and at half fare other hours.
MetroBus service is also available for longer trips, including into the District.
Special training is available to make your first bus ride easy through the Connect A Ride program at senior centers and other locations.
Other options include MetroAccess and Medicaid Transportation for medical appointments, Call ‘N Ride--discounted coupons you can use on taxis, and a special Senior Bus Service sponsored by HHS that provides free Ride On transportation to recreation centers or to shopping destinations.
The “At-A-Glance” reference guide for seniors lists participating organizations and phone numbers. Or call 311 (TTY, call 301-251-4850) Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.