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Montgomery County Ride On Bus Announces Changes to Several Ride On Bus Routes Effective September 17

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system will combine certain routes, improve schedules, and eliminate three routes. All of these changes will take effect September 17.

Routes 3, 93 and 94 will be eliminated

  • Each year, Ride On creates a performance indicator for each route and ranks them accordingly. The performance indicator compares the resources allocated to each route with the number of average daily riders. The routes being eliminated were the lowest performing in Ride On’s system.

  • Some alternative transit options are available for each of these routes. Transit riders are urged to call 3-1-1 or visit the WMATA Trip Planner to identify available options. For example:

    • Route 3 alternatives: there are multiple options along the route, except Dale Drive

    • Route 93 alternatives:  Routes 26 & 45 run along Twinbrook Parkway; Route 10 runs along Parklawn Drive; there is no alternative direct service to the NIH

    • Route 94 alternatives: Route 75 provides access to Germantown Transit Center, with transfers available for Routes 61 or 97 to the MARC Station

Executive Connector - Route 5, 26 and 81 

The Executive Connector combines three existing Ride On routes with timed service every 10 minutes during rush hour.

  • Executive Connector buses will operate along Executive Boulevard and East Jefferson Street between Old Georgetown and Montrose Roads toward White Flint or Twinbrook Metrorail Stations


  • Route 81: This route will run along Old Georgetown Road instead of Marinelli Road


  • Route 75: Montgomery County Correctional Facility/Clarksburg/Outlets/Milestone Center/Germantown Transit Center  

    • New Saturday and Sunday service will be added; weekday service will be extended until 11:30 p.m.

    • New routing - This route will begin serving Stringtown Road and Clarks Crossing Drive. The map on the timetable dated September 17, 2017 will show the old routing. 

Route 55

Sunday service will be extended to Rockville. All service will depart from the west side of Rockville Metro.

Route 10

Ride On will adjust the Monday through Saturday schedule to coordinate better with Metrobus C8 along Randolph Road. 

Route 34 and Route 46 at Medical Center Metro

Route 34 southbound will remain on Rockville Pike. Route 34 northbound and Route 46 will move to Bay D.

Schedule Updates 

The following routes will have time changes so that the schedule reflects the actual travel time along the route or minor changes to the schedules:

1, 11, 21, 22, 26, 28, 33, 39, 46, 70, 73, 76, 81, 83, 96, 97, and 98

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