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County Council Approves Change to Ride On Fares

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

To keep Ride On bus fares consistent with rates approved by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the Montgomery County Council approved the following transit rate changes that will begin June 25, 2017. The new fares are shown below. 

• Ride On fare paid with SmarTrip® Card, cash or token - $2.00

 

• Metrorail-to-Ride On bus transfer with SmarTrip® Card - $1.50

 

•  Route 70 bus fare paid with SmarTrip® Card, cash, or token - $4.25

 

•  Metrorail-to-Route 70 bus transfer with SmarTrip® Card - $3.75

 

• Senior* with identification card (except from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, when free.)

  • with SmartTrip® Card, cash fare or token - $1.00 

  • Metrorail-to-Ride On bus transfer (SmarTrip® only) - $0.50

  • Local bus transfer within 2 hours of initial trip (SmarTrip® Card only) - Free (no change)

• Senior* with identification card for express Route 70 (except from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, when free)

  • with SmarTrip® Card, cash fare or token - $2.10

  • Metrorail to Route 70 bus with SmarTrip® Card - $1.60

  • Local bus to Route 70 bus with SmarTrip® Card - $1.10

  • Boarding with weekly or monthly pass with SmarTrip® Card - $1.10

Ride On’s Monthly pass which allows for unlimited rides during the month, remains unchanged at $45. 

Also, the Summer Youth Cruiser pass, for those age 18 and younger, is good for unlimited rides on Ride On buses from June 1 – August 31, for $18. 

Other rates that will remain the same: 

•  Kids Ride Free Program 2 to 8 p.m. weekdays – Free 

• VanGo Route 28 and Route 94 MARC shuttles - Free

•  Local bus-to-Route 70 bus transfer with SmarTrip® Card - $2.25

•  Boarding Route 70 with weekly or monthly pass - $2.25

• 'U' Pass (for Montgomery College students who pay the transportation fee) – Free, except for express bus Route 70 - $2.25

•  MetroAccess Certified and/or Conditional Customer with identification card - Free

• MetroAccess companion of Certified and/or Conditional customer with identification card - Free

•  Children under age 5 (limit two per paying passenger) - Free

•  Local bus to bus transfer (SmarTrip® Card only, see transfer rules) - Free

•  Metrobus regional weekly pass accepted on board - Free (cost of the pass is unchanged at $17.50)

• MARC weekly, monthly, TLC passes transfer to Ride On - Free 

•  MTA Commuter Bus Pass transfer to Ride On - Free

•  Youth Cruiser Pass - $11 per month 

• Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® Card (one-time fee) - $2.00

• ‘C' Pass (for current County employees) -  Free

• Senior* with identification card from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and Saturday- Free 

Beginning Saturday, September 2, 2017, the hours for Seniors Ride Free* are Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

* With identification card. Also, includes persons with disabilities who have identification cards. 

For more information about Ride On, go to www.rideonbus.com, call MC311 by dialing 311 from within the County, 240-777-0311 from outside the County, or use the MC311 website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311


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