Friday, January 9, 2015

New Ride On Service Improvements Begin on January 11

Enhancements to Affect 25 Routes – One of the Largest Upgrades in the Last 10 Years

Beginning Sunday, January 11, the Montgomery County Ride On bus system will introduce improvements to 25 routes that will upgrade service for thousands of riders a day. This is one of the largest enhancements in Ride On service in the last 10 years. The Montgomery County Council, in their deliberations last May, approved funding for the improvements to further expand Ride On service.
“Providing enhanced transit service is one my key strategies for fostering economic development in Montgomery County,” said Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett. “That is why this improved service for our Ride On customers is so important. I want to thank the Department of Transportation for their efforts in moving this vision forward and making transit use even more easy and convenient.”

Depending on the route, the service change will add trips on 19 routes; increase span of service (the hours the bus operates) on 18 routes; and improve accuracy of schedule times (travel time) on 14 routes. Fifteen routes will have more than one of these improvements. Read more.