Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ride On’s New Training Facility Featured in News Story

Photo provided by Bethesda Magazine
WHAG-TV featured the new Ride On training classroom and outdoor track in a recent story. The star of the feature was Rex Thompson, a 32-year bus driver with Ride On who said, “If I was a younger man, I would want to come to Ride On and do it all over again.” View the story online.  

Leggett and Public Safety Officials Provide Information to Help Community Stay Safe This Holiday Season

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, Police Chief Tom Manger, Fire Chief Scott Goldstein and other officials provided information to help community members “Stay Safe this Holiday Season.” Safety information under the categories of Be Seen, Be Alert and Be Responsible included: driver and pedestrian safety, safety in parking lots, impaired driving prevention and respecting disability parking spaces. Read more. 

Don’t Forget to Vote for a BRT System Name – and Become Eligible to Win Contest Prizes

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a new mode of transportation coming to Montgomery County that will make it easier for residents, workers and visitors to get where they need to go safely and efficiently. Vote now to name the new BRT system and be automatically entered to win an iPad among other great prizes.  Learn more about BRT at GetOnBoardBRT.comTwitter or like BRT on Facebook.  

Montgomery County's Ride On Encourages Kids to Use Transit

An article in the December issue of Washington Parent magazine encourages kids to use transit and features Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system. Kids (those 18 years of age or younger) ride free on Ride On Monday through Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. Those under five years of age ride free anytime when accompanied by a paying passenger. In addition, Ride On offers a Youth Pass for $11 a month that provides unlimited rides. In the summer, the Summer Youth Pass for only $18 is an even better bargain – with the pass, kids get unlimited rides in June, July and August. See the full article in Washington Parent and learn more online about Ride On’s special fares for kids.

Seat Belts and Minimum Age Drinking Laws Saved Thousands of Lives in 2015

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the use of seat belts in passenger vehicles saved nearly 13,941 lives of occupants five and older and front air bags saved the lives of an estimated 2,573 occupants 13 and older. In addition, an estimated 537 lives were saved due to minimum-drinking-age laws. Read more.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Ceremony Honors Winners of the Keep Montgomery County Clean and Green Competitions

Ruppert Landscape Company won Award of Excellence for six landscaping projects
throughout Montgomery County. 
MCDOT, in partnership with the Department of Environmental Protection, announced 61 winners of its 30th annual Keep Montgomery County Clean and Green landscape beautification contest. Others honored were 18 amateur photographers and two Adopt A Road program Clean Sweep Award winners. Read more.

Leggett, Sarbanes, Kittleman, Berliner, Roshdieh and Coalition of Supporters Launch Naming Contest for Bus Rapid Transit System

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett launched the start of a naming contest to brand the County’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, which in the next few years is expected to greatly expand the transportation options available in the County. A broad coalition of supporters attended the event along US 29, which is expected to be the first BRT in the State of Maryland and could serve both Montgomery and Howard counties.  Read more.