Ride On (bus)

Ride On (bus)
Ride On
logo
image
A Gillig diesel-electric hybrid bus at Glenmont station, in the most recent paint scheme
Parent Montgomery County
Headquarters 101 Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Rockville, Maryland, USA
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 80
Fleet 540
Fuel type CNG, Diesel, Diesel-electric Hybrid
Web site Montgomery County Transit

Ride On is the primary public transportation system in Montgomery County, Maryland. Ride On serves Montgomery County as well as the community of Langley Park in Prince George's County. Ride On also serves the Takoma Metro station, and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Ride On operates 80 routes, including operating three Metrobus routes on weekends.[1]

In 2009, Ride On introduced a new logo and blue-yellow-green paint scheme with the delivery of new Gillig Low Floor clean diesel and hybrid buses.

Contents

Fares

Ride On's current fares are $1.70 for riders using cash and $1.50 for riders using SmarTrip. As of January 4, 2009, Ride On no longer issues or accepts paper transfers. Riders must use a SmarTrip card to get the rail-to-bus discount or to transfer free from bus to bus.

Routes

  • Route 1: Silver Spring-Friendship Heights
  • Route 2: Silver Spring-Laytonsville
  • Route 3: Silver Spring-Takoma
  • Route 4: Silver Spring-Kensington
  • Route 5: Silver Spring-Twinbrook Station
  • Route 6: Wheaton-Grosvenor-Parkside-Montgomery Mall
  • Route 7: Wheaton-Kensington
  • Route 8: Silver Spring-Wheaton via Forest Glen Rd.
  • Route 9: Silver Spring-Wheaton via Amherst Ave.
  • Route 10: Twinbrook Station-Hillandale
  • Route 11: Silver Spring-Friendship Heights
  • Route 12: Silver Spring-Takoma via Carroll Ave.
  • Route 13: Silver Spring-Takoma via Sligo Creek Parkway
  • Route 14: Silver Spring-Takoma via University Ave.
  • Route 15: Silver Spring-Langley Park via Piney Branch Rd.
  • Route 16: Silver Spring-Takoma via New Hampshire Ave.
  • Route 17: Silver Spring-Langley Park via Montgomery College
  • Route 18: Silver Spring-Langley Park via Takoma Station
  • Route 19: Silver Spring-Northwood
  • Route 20: Silver Spring-Hillandale via Piney Branch Rd.
  • Route 21: Silver Spring-Briggs Chaney Park & Ride
  • Route 22: Silver Spring-Hillandale via White Oak Research Center
  • Route 23: Friendship Heights-Sibley Hospital
  • Route 24: Hillandale-Takoma
  • Route 25: Takoma-Maple Ave.
  • Route 26: Montgomery Mall-Glenmont
  • Route 28: Silver Spring VanGo Shuttle
  • Route 29: Bethesda-Glen Echo/Friendship Heights
  • Route 30: Bethesda-Medical Center
  • Route 31: Wheaton-Glenmont
  • Route 32: Bethesda-Naval Ship Center/Woodrock
  • Route 33: Glenmont-Bethesda via Medical Center
  • Route 34: Aspen Hill-Friendship Heights
  • Route 36: Bethesda-Potomac via Hillandale Rd
  • Route 37: Grosvenor-Potomac
  • Route 38: Wheaton-Montgomery Mall
  • Route 39: Glenmont-Briggs Chaney Park & Ride
  • Route 41: Aspen Hill-Glenmont
  • Route 43: Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center-Fallsgrove Center
  • Route 44: Twinbrook-Rockville
  • Route 45: Rockville Regional Transit-Twinbrook/Rockville
  • Route 46: Rockville-Hwy. 355-Medical Center
  • Route 47: Rockville-Montgomery Mall-Bethesda
  • Route 48: Wheaton-Rockville
  • Route 49: Rockville-Glenmont
  • Route 51: Glenmont-Norbeck Park & Ride
  • Route 52: Rockville-Montgomery General Hospital
  • Route 53: Shady Grove-Glenmont
  • Route 54: Rockville-Lakeforest via Lakeforest Mall
  • Route 55: Rockville-Germantown Transit Center
  • Route 56: Rockville-Lakeforest via Lost Knife Rd.
  • Route 57: Shady Grove-Lakeforest via Redland Rd.
  • Route 58: Shady Grove-Lakeforest via East Village
  • Route 59: Rockville-Montgomery Village
  • Route 60: Shady Grove-Montgomery Village
  • Route 61: Shady Grove-Germantown Transit Center
  • Route 63: Rockville-Shady Grove
  • Route 64: Shady Grove-Montgomery Village via Centerway Rd.
  • Route 65: Shady Grove-Montgomery Village via Midcounty Hwy.
  • Route 66: Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center via Shady Grove Hospital
  • Route 67: Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center via Fredrick Rd.
  • Route 70: Germantown-Bethesda Express
  • Route 71: Shady Grove-Kingsview Park & Ride via Hopkins Rd.
  • Route 74: Shady Grove-Germantown Transit Center
  • Route 75: Clarksburg Correctional Facility-Germantown Transit Center
  • Route 76: Shady Grove-Poolesville
  • Route 78: Shady Grove-Kingsview Park & Ride via Great Seneca Hwy.
  • Route 79: Shady Grove-Germantown
  • Route 81: Rockville-White Flint
  • Route 83: Germantown Transit Center-Milestone Park & Ride
  • Route 90: Shady Grove-Damascus
  • Route 93: US-HHS-Twinbrook Station
  • Route 96: Grosvenor-Rock Spring-Montgomery Mall
  • Route 97: Germantown Transit Center-Gunners Lake
  • Route 98: Germantown Transit Center-Seabreeze Court
  • Route 100: Shady Grove-Germantown Transit Center Express

Fleet

Ride On operates a fleet consisting mainly of Diesel, CNG, and Diesel-electric hybrid buses produced by Orion Bus Industries, Gillig Corporation, New Flyer Industries and Cutaway Vans by ElDorado National & Championbodies and Navistar International & Chevrolet chassis.

Year Manufacturer Model Length (ft.) Picture Engine/Transmission Fleet Series (Qty.)
<<< Diesel >>>
1994-99 Gillig Phantom 35 DDS 50/Voith D863.3 5360-5423
(64)
1996 Orion 05.503 (V) 30 Cummins M-11/Voith D863.3 5550-5566
(17)
1998 5572-5579
(8)
1999 DDS 50/Voith D863.3 5705-5725
(21)
2001-02 05.504 (V) 29 Ride On 5618 at Glenmont.jpg 5580-5623
(44)
2008-09 Gillig Low Floor Cummins ISL/Allison B400R 5001-5031
(31)
40 5726-5757
(32)
<<< Diesel-electric Hybrid >>>
2006-09 Gillig Low Floor 40 Ride On 5312 at Glenmont.jpg Cummins ISB/Allison EP-40 HybriDrive 5300-5313, 5315-5349
(49)
<<< Compressed Natural Gas >>>
1996 Orion 05.503 (V) 30 Cummins L10G/ZF HP590 5997-5999
(3)
2000 05.501 (V) 40 DDS 50/Voith D863.3 5803-5821
(19)
2003-05 07.502 (VII) 35 Ride On 5924 at Shady Grove.jpg DDS 50/Voith D864.3
or
Cummins Westport C Gas Plus/ZF 5HP592C
5900-5957
(58)
2004 New Flyer C40LF 40 Cummins Westport C Gas Plus/Allison B400R 5822-5836
(15)
Historic Ride On logo, used until mid-2009.

The bus fleet, owned and operated by Ride On, is distributed among two garages in Silver Spring and Gaithersburg. Gaithersburg garage is located adjacent to the Shady Grove Metro rail yard. The cutaway fleet is located in Kensington.

References

  1. ^ Ride On Routes and Schedules

External links


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