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 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Metro Considering Layoffs, Service Cuts if Federal Funding Ends

The Metro Board of Directors held a special meeting Friday to approve potential service cuts and layoffs that may go into effect if federal funding does not come through.  The COVID-19 pandemic led Metro to cut back service causing as much as a 90% drop in ridership and revenue, according to a statement from the […]

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November 10, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Tobytown Bus Service Ridership Exceeds Expectations

Since its launch on Oct. 2nd, the long awaited Route 301 Ride On bus service, serving the historic community of Tobytown, has exceeded ridership expectations. According to MCDOT spokesperson Esther Bowring, projected ridership for the route was 45 people daily, but a month in and 58 people are taking the bus daily. Before Route 301, […]

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March 11, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Council Reacts to Executive’s New Bus Rapid Transit Plan (VIDEO)

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) would bring bus routes on some of the counties busiest roads. Recently, County Executive Ike Leggett proposed additional funds for planning BRT in one of the counties most congested corridors. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports on the County Council’s reaction. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its […]

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March 2, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Berliner on BRT: “It Will Be Like Rails on Wheels” (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has unveiled plans to move forward with Bus Rapid Transit in certain corridors of the county. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, County Council Vice President Roger Berliner talks about the BRT experience, noting, “it will be like rails on wheels.” Related:

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June 1, 2014 | Staff Writer

Board Approves Funds for Five More Capital Bikeshare Stations

The Board of Public Works has approved $250,000 for purchase and construction of five new Capital Bikeshare DownCounty stations to augment Montgomery County’s existing system, which currently has 49 stations. Two more stations will be added upon arrival of the additional station equipment. The five new stations are expected to be installed in the Spring […]

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October 3, 2013 | Staff Writer

photo Bethesda Metro Station

Metro Ridership Declines

The Metro remains open during the government shutdown but Metro officals are seeing a decline in ridership. Trains and buses are operating on regular schedules. The system is also opening and closing at regular times. Metro officials are making adjustments to “right size” capacity on the rail system due to lower ridership during the shutdown. […]

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