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Ride On to Hold Public Forum On Proposed New Service Along Route 355

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 11, 2017

The public will have a chance to comment on a new limited stop service along Maryland State Route 355 called Ride On extRa. This service will operate from Lakeforest Transit Center to Medical Center Station with 12 limited stops along the route.  The other stops include: Summit Ave., Westland Dr., Shady Grove Metro, Montgomery College, Rockville Metro, Edmonston Dr., Halpine Rd., Marinelli Rd., Security Ln., and Tuckerman Ln. Ride On extRa is an overlay of the existing local service along MD 355 and provides a faster option for riders during rush hours.  Buses will operate every 10 minutes from 5:30 am to 9:30 am and 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Come find out about the exciting features and amenities such as specially branded buses and shelters, USB charging ports, WiFi and real time information monitors.  Fares are the same as the local service; however, there will be no onboard loading of cash to SmarTrip cards to eliminate any delays.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Montgomery County Executive Office Building (Auditorium)

101 Monroe Street

Rockville, Maryland 20850

 

The forum will end after the last registered speaker. If the forum is cancelled due to inclement weather, a public forum will be held on May 31, 2017.

 

Residents along this portion of MD 355 and surrounding areas are invited to share your interests in this new service.  Please visit our website to obtain additional information regarding the public forum.  You will have three (3) minutes to speak if you submit your request to speak in advance.

 

In keeping with operating procedures for service changes, Ride On conducts public forums to solicit comments from concerned parties prior to implementation when a new route is proposed.

 

Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to speak at the public forum are requested to provide in writing their name, home address, telephone number, e-mail address and organization to the Division of Transit Services, Ride On Public Forum, 101 Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850 or to mcdot.rideonpublicforums@montgomerycountymd.gov . Those wishing to speak must provide such information by three (3) days before the forum.  Those who have signed up to speak must bring two printed copies of their testimony for the record.

 

Sign and non-English language translation services will be provided upon request by emailing mcdot.rideonpublicforums@montgomerycountymd.gov no later than three (3) days before the forum.


Additionally, comments on the proposed new route may be submitted in writing, by email, or by fax by June 1, 2017 to:

Division of Transit Services

Ride On Public Forum

101 Monroe Street, 5th Floor

Rockville, MD 20850

240-777-5800

Fax 240-777-5801

mcdot.rideonpublicforums@montgomerycountymd.gov

 

Large print format or information in other languages is available upon request with five (5) business days of notice.  All comments, including alternatives, will be considered before any changes are finalized. 

For information regarding these proposed changes, please access the Ride On web site at www.rideonbus.com.

Title VI:  Montgomery County assures that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1987, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.

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Media Contact: Lorraine Driscoll, 240-777-6507

Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Lorraine Driscoll 240-777-6507