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MoCo Council OKs Changes to RideOn Bus Fares



The Montgomery County Council has approved changes to the RideOn Bus fares in an effort to keep the fares consistent with rates approved by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The new fares will go into effect on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The new fares are:


• Ride On fare paid with SmarTrip Card, cash or token - $2.00

• Metrorail-to-Ride On bus transfer with SmarTrip Card - $1.50

• Route 70 bus fare paid with SmarTrip Card, cash, or token - $4.25

• Metrorail-to-Route 70 bus transfer with SmarTrip Card - $3.75

• Senior* with identification card (except from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and Saturday, when free)

o with SmarTrip Card, cash fare or token - $1.00

o Metrorail-to-Ride On bus transfer (SmarTrip only) - $0.50

o Local bus transfer within 2 hours of initial trip (SmarTrip Card only) - Free (no change)

• Senior with identification card for express Route 70 (except from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, when free)

o with SmarTrip Card, cash fare or token - $2.10

o Metrorail to Route 70 bus with SmarTrip Card - $1.60

o Local bus to Route 70 bus with SmarTrip Card - $1.10

o Boarding with weekly or monthly pass with SmarTrip Card - $1.10

Ride On’s Monthly pass, which allows for unlimited rides during the month, remains unchanged at $45.

Also, a real value for those 18 and younger is the Summer Youth Cruiser pass, good for unlimited rides on Ride On buses from June 1 – August 31 for $18.

Other rates that will remain the same:

• Kids Ride Free Program 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm weekdays – Free

• VanGo Route 28 and Route 94 MARC shuttles - Free

• Local bus-to-Route 70 bus transfer with SmarTrip Card - $2.25

• Boarding Route 70 with weekly or monthly pass - $2.25

• 'U' Pass (for Montgomery College students who pay the transportation fee) - Free

except for express bus Route 70 - $2.25

• MetroAccess Certified and/or Conditional Customer with identification card - Free

• MetroAccess companion of Certified and/or Conditional customer with identification card - Free

• Children under age 5 (Limit two per paying passenger) - Free

• Local bus to bus transfer (SmarTrip Card only, see transfer rules) - Free

• Metrobus regional weekly pass

accepted on board - Free (The cost of the pass is unchanged at $17.50)

• MARC weekly, monthly, TLC passes transfer to Ride On - Free

• MTA Commuter Bus Pass transfer to Ride On - Free

• Youth Cruiser Pass - $11 per month

• Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card (one-time fee) - $2.00

• ‘C' Pass (for current County employees) - Free

• Senior* with identification card from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and Saturday- Free

Beginning Saturday, September 2, 2017, the hours for Seniors Ride Free are Monday through Friday 9:30 am – 3:00 pm and Saturday 8:30-4:00 pm

For more information on Ride On, go to www.rideonbus.com, call MC311 by dialing 311 from within the County, 240-777-0311 from outside the County, or use the MC311 website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311.


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