Public Transportation

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Division of Transit Services

101 Monroe St., Fifth Floor,

Rockville 20850

240- 777-5800

Fax: 240-777- 5801

TDD: 240-777-5869

Ride On

Montgomery County's transit service operates throughout the county. Buses generally run 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 4:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Sundays.

For timetables and route maps, visit or call 240-777-RIDE (7433).


Regular fare or token: $1.35 SmarTrip cards: $1.25

Senior/disabled with ID card:

Ride free anytime.

Children younger than 5: Free

Local bus transfer: Free

Metrorail-to-Ride-On transfer:

35 cents

Regional one-day bus pass: $3

Ride-About two-week pass: $10

Ride On 20-trip ticket: $20

Youth Cruiser: $10

Summer Youth Cruiser (June-August):


Van Go shuttle: Free

Where to Buy

On the Internet at

Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Fifth Floor,

Rockville 20850

240-777-RIDE (7433).

Giant Food grocery stores;

certain regional service centers;

and county libraries.

Commuter Services

Commuters seeking help in forming carpools or van pools can call 301-770-POOL (7665) or e-mail

Park-N-Ride Lots

For a list of Park-N-Ride lots, which are primarily along the Interstate 270 and Route 29 corridors, go to

Call 'N Ride

Call 'N Ride is a subsidized taxi coupon program for low-income seniors older than 67 and low-income people whose disabilities prevent them from using public transportation.

Participants are eligible to purchase up to two $60 coupon books per month at discounts based on their income.

Coupons can be used to pay a full fare, or they can be combined with cash. For information, call 301-948-5409.

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