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Purple Line Construction to Require Silver Spring Transit Center Level 2 Closures

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Effective from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, July 20 through Saturday, August 1, Purple Line construction will close the Level 2 Entrance of the Paul S. Sarbanes Silver Spring Transit Center.  Ride On buses normally using level 2 will use empty bays on Level 1 as shown below during the daily closures. 

The temporary nighttime bus bay assignments are:

 RoutesBus Bay 
 70  104 
 Q1, Q2, Q4  115 
 Y2, Y7, Y8  116
 F4  117
 Ride On 17  105
 Ride On 15  107
 Ride On 20  109
 Ride On 5  111

Operational changes implemented by Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) during the COVID-19 health crisis for riders boarding buses will remain in place. All passengers are required to wear a face covering to board and must continue wearing the covering for the entire time riding on a bus. Riders are asked to make best efforts to maintain maximum physical distance between themselves and other riders who are not from the same household. Passengers generally must board at the rear door of the bus, but can board through the front door if a ramp is needed to accommodate a disability or stroller. During the Essential Plus plan, all Ride On services remain free.

For the most up-to-date service information, riders should follow @RideOnMCT on Twitter, FacebookYouTube and Instagram. In addition, information is available at, by subscribing to receive email alerts or text MONTGOMERY RIDEON to 468311.

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Release ID: 20-144
Media Contact: Hannah Henn 240-777-8389

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