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Immediate Glenstone Museum Entry for Ride On Users Extended Indefinitely; Route 301 Service Hailed as Win/Win at Opening of Environmental Center

For Immediate Release: Friday, April 26, 2019

Glenstone Museum receives its Montgomery County Green Business recertification. From left: Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of Environmental Protection; Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive; Doug Weisburger, Manager, Green Business Certification Program, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection; Emily Rales, Director and Co-Founder, Glenstone Museum; and Paul Tukey, Chief Sustainability Officer, Glenstone Museum

More than 1200 visitors have passed through Glenstone Museum since Ride On began promoting its Route 301 bus service from Rockville in January—and many of those visitors opted to take the bus. It was a point celebrated during yesterday’s opening of the museum’s Environmental Center.


“We love the bus,” said Emily Rales, co-founder of the museum. Since January, it’s estimated that more than twenty percent of the museum’s visitors have opted for the convenient Ride On service. “It’s worked so well that we will continue to guarantee the no wait entry to the museum for bus riders indefinitely,” she said.


“It’s probably our most popular program,” said Paul Tukey, the museum’s chief sustainability officer, who emphasized the museum’s goal of reducing its carbon footprint.  He thanked MCDOT for its creativity in finding a transit solution that serves the needs of museum visitors.


In his remarks at the Center’s inauguration, County Executive Marc Elrich noted, “The tie-in with Ride On is incredible. It makes it more economically feasible to make the bus go farther.” He also noted the route’s success in addressing a social justice issue in its service to Tobytown, an area previously underserved by bus transit.


Release ID: 19-066
Media Contact: Maureen McNulty 240-777-7199

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