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Ride On to Hold Public Forum on Proposed New Ride On Route

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Ride On to Hold Public Forum on Proposed New Ride On Route

The public will have a chance to comment on a proposed new Ride On bus service at a public forum, presented by Montgomery County, to be held on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. The hearing will take place in the All-Purpose Room at Travilah Elementary School, 13801 Dufief Mill Road, North Potomac.

The forum will end after the last speaker. If the forum is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Thursday, August 11, 2016.

Ride On is expanding its services to meet the demand for smaller, isolated communities.  This one-year pilot program will serve the Potomac community south of River Road, adding new stops, as well, in North Potomac and Rockville. The proposed routing encompasses River Road, Travilah Road, Piney Meetinghouse Road, Glen Road, Darnestown Road, Wootton Parkway, Great Falls Road and Middle Lane to the Rockville Metro Station. The route will provide transportation to local schools, Shady Grove Hospital, libraries, shops, eateries and other transportation services. The route will operate seven days a week, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., running every 75 minutes. The regular Ride On fare for this route will be $1.75. Residents along all of these roads and surrounding areas are invited to share input about this proposed new service.

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

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 July 25, 2016. Those who have signed up in advance will have three (3) minutes to speak and 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 July 25, 2016.

Additionally, comments on the proposed new route may be submitted in writing, by email, or by fax no later than August 11, 2016 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 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.

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Release ID: 16-439
Media Contact: Lorraine Driscoll, 240-777-6507