October 1, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Hits Highest Weekday Rail Ridership Mark Since Start of Pandemic

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, weekday Metrorail ridership surpassed 200,000 trips last Friday, Sept. 24, according to Metro. The agency said numbers were influenced by strong midday and evening traveling. On July 4 — a Sunday — Metro reported that rail ridership topped 210,000 trips, the highest number since pre-pandemic levels. […]

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September 20, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Several Injured in Collision Involving Metrobus, Multiple Cars

Several people were injured and some were hospitalized following a collision Sunday on Rockville Pike involving a Metrobus, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) officials shared. MCFRS responded to Rockville Pike and Congressional Lane around 12:20 p.m. to the rollover collision involving the bus and multiple vehicles, Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer wrote on Twitter. […]

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September 17, 2021 | Michelle Queen

5 Things to Know Today, Sept. 17, In Montgomery County

Today is Friday, Sept. 17 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. National Book Festival:  The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival opens today and runs through Sept 27. Events will take place in person and virtually. The full schedule can be viewed here. 2. Live Music at the Streetery:  Tonight […]

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August 17, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

Metro to Increase Trains and Buses, Lower Fares Sept. 5

Metro’s Board of Directors approved changes in June that will increase the number of trains and buses, lower fares and add hours on weekends beginning Sept. 5. The Metro will reach 91% of pre-pandemic service levels and the buses will reach 97% with these changes. Officials took the public’s input into account when deciding to […]

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August 3, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

MCDOT Building A Better Bus Ride

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has given the MCDOT funding to create a Ride On Crowd Sourcing System (ROCSS) app that will show bus statuses and passenger amounts, updating every 20 seconds.  The FTA funding was allocated in order to support public transportation and its riders amid the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal […]

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July 21, 2021 | Sarah Dilworth

MCDOT Will Offer Free Bus Rides for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will enact a long-term ‘Ride Free Program’ for seniors and persons with disabilities. Have you heard❓ @MCDOTNow's Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Ride Free Program will be implemented long-term on all County buses including Ride On, Ride On extRa, Flex, and Flash buses. Details ➡ — […]

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July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Proposes Suspensions for People Arrested for Sex and Weapons Offenses on System 

Metro is considering suspending access to service for people arrested for sex and weapons-related offenses on the system, according to a statement from Metro. The Board of Directors Safety and Operations Committee approved the proposal Thursday, the statement said. A full board vote is expected during a future meeting. If passed, the proposal would ban […]

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July 16, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Train Service Will Run Until Midnight Every Day Starting Sunday

Metro rail service will be open until midnight every day starting July 18, Metro announced Thursday. Train hours will be as follows: Monday through Friday: 5 a.m.-midnight Saturday: 7 a.m.-midnight Sunday: 8 a.m.-midnight Metro’s Board of Directors on June 10 agreed to extend rail and bus hours, among other changes. In September, trains will start […]

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July 7, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Las Mascarillas Serán un Requisito en el Transporte Público Hasta Septiembre

Se seguirán requiriendo los cubrimientos faciales en el transporte público hasta por lo menos el 13 de septiembre debido a pautas federales, según el Departamento de Transporte del Condado de Montgomery (MCDOT, por sus siglas en inglés). Los autobuses Ride On del condado, Ride On extra, Flash, Metrobus, Metrorail, taxis y los servicios de automóviles […]

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July 6, 2021 | Madelyn Willoughby

Masks Still Required on Public Transportation Until at Least September

Face coverings will continue to be required on public transportation until at least Sept. 13 due to federal guidelines, according to the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT).  County Ride On buses, Ride On extra, Flash, Metrobus, Metrorail, taxis and on-demand car services will require masks despite the lifting of many COVID-19 restrictions. MCDOT buses […]

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