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Ride On (bus)
|Parent||Transit Services Division, Montgomery County Department of Transportation|
|Founded||March 31, 1975 (1975-03-31)|
|Headquarters||101 Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Rockville, Maryland, U.S.|
|Service type||Local, express, and limited stop bus service, paratransit, demand responsive transport, bus rapid transit|
|Daily ridership||73,300 (Q1 2017)|
|Annual ridership||23,438,000 (2017)|
|Fuel type||CNG, diesel, diesel-electric hybrid, battery electric|
Ride On (formerly 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 and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. In fiscal 2018, it operated on a US$112.3 million budget.
Ride On began service on March 31, 1975 as Ride-On. Serving Silver Spring and Takoma Park, two routes were in operation: The Blue and the Green. Within a few weeks it was carrying twice the number of passengers projected: about 2,000 riders per day. The Buses were nineteen passenger Grummans. Starting in 1983, single front door TMC City Cruisers entered service. These buses were part of a joint order with Frederick City Transit, and shared the same paint livery. In the fall of 1984, as the Washington Metro's Red Line extension to Shady Grove was complete, Ride On would see its largest route expansion to date. Numerous routes would be added to accommodate passengers who would utilize the eight new metrorail stations along the western portion of Montgomery County. At that time, Ride On would begin to replace a few WMATA routes that operated in Montgomery County. OBI Orion I 30' foot buses would be introduced that same year to allow for the added service. In 1989, 57 30-foot Gillig Phantom buses, the first buses in the second-generation blue-and-white scheme, went into service. These buses retired in 2014 due to the arrival of the Gillig Advantage CNG
In 2000, Ride On buses were painted in a special livery to commemorate Ride On's founding's 25th anniversary.
In early 2004, Ride On's first low-floor buses, the 2003–04 35-foot Orion VII CNG buses (5900–5932), went into service. They replaced all of the remaining 1989 30-foot Gillig Phantom buses (which were also Ride On's last buses without wheelchair lifts), therefore resulting in an all-accessible fleet.
In 2006, Ride On started accepting SmarTrip cards. All of the buses would be equipped with SmarTrip-compatible fare boxes by August of that year.
Also in 2006, Ride On's first five hybrid-electric buses, the 2006 40-foot Gillig Low Floor aka Gillig Advantage buses (5300-5304), went into service. The following year (2007), eight additional 40-foot Gillig Low Floor hybrid-electric buses (5305-5313) went into service.
Between summer and fall 2008, Ride On's first low-floor diesel buses, the 2008 29-foot Gillig Advantage (5001-5006) and 2008 40-foot Gillig Advantage buses (5726–5746), went into service. They are the last buses in the second-generation blue-and-white paint scheme.
In 2009, Ride On introduced a new logo and blue-yellow-green paint scheme with the delivery of new Gillig Advantage clean diesel and hybrid buses.
In autumn 2011, Ride On's 12 40-foot Gillig Low Floor hybrid buses (5349–5360) and one clean diesel bus (5758) went into service. All 13 of these buses were purchased with funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Seven additional 40' Gillig Low Floor hybrid buses (5361–5367), which were also purchased with stimulus funds from the ARRA, went into service in mid-2012.
In July 2012, Ride On retired all 62 of its 2007 Champion cutaway buses due to fires and replaced them with 30 1999 30-foot Orion V buses. All 30 of these units were formerly operated by Washington's WMATA.
On September 19, 2013, 12 new 40-foot Gillig Low Floor clean diesel buses (5759–5770) went into service. A week later (September 26, 2013), 28 new 29-foot Gillig Low Floor clean diesel buses (5032–5059) also went into service. Also, the 2013 29-foot Gillig Low Floor clean diesel buses replaced all of the 2003 model shuttle transit vehicles (STV) that were formerly operated by Pittsburgh's Port Authority of Allegheny County.
In April 2014, 19 brand-new 2014 40-foot Gillig Low Floor CNG buses (5837–5855) entered service. They are Ride On's first new CNG buses in almost a decade (2005 35' Orion VII CNG buses, which went into service in 2006).
Between September and October 2014, 32 new 29-foot Gillig Low Floor clean diesel buses (5060–5091) went into service and replaced all of the 1998 30-foot Orion V buses that were formerly operated by WMATA.
Ride On celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015, with 3 buses (1 from each of the 3 bus divisions) wrapped in the transit agency's 40th anniversary ad.
Between April and May 2016, 40 new 40' Gillig LF clean diesel buses (4000-4039), 1 29' Gillig LF clean diesel bus (2000) and 16 40' Gillig LF CNG buses (4040-4055) entered service. And with the new buses came the new five-digit numbering system for Ride On, along with the addition of suffixes denoting engines with a ("C" for compressed natural gas, "D" for diesel, "E" for electric and "H" for hybrid).
Ride On extRa, a new limited-stop bus service along Maryland Route 355, began on October 2, 2017 between Lakeforest Transit Center and Medical Center Metro Station. As of September 17, 2018[update], the route serves 13 stops. Ride On added 59 Gillig 40-foot buses in summer and the fall 2017; 42 buses replaced some of the oldest vehicles in the fleet. Seventeen buses (4056D-4072D) are specially branded and used exclusively for Ride On's new extRa service that began October 2, 2017. This limited-stop service runs along Route 355 from Lakeforest Transit Center to Medical Center Metro Station. All of the 59 buses are manufactured by Gillig; 25 run on clean diesel (4056D-4080D) and 34 use compressed natural gas (4081C-4114C). Four additional 40-foot CNG buses (4115C-4118C) entered service in the winter of 2018.
Ride On was award a $1.75 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to purchase the county's first four electric buses and charging stations. Ride On is partnering with Proterra, the bus manufacturer, and the Center for Transportation and the Environment, a nonprofit that develops technologies and implements solutions to achieve energy and environmental sustainability. The Montgomery County Department of General Services, which purchases and maintains the Ride On buses, greatly assisted with the grant application. The four Proterra Catalyst 35 ft electric buses are scheduled to serve Route 18 in Takoma Park starting in 2019. The county has applied for a separate grant to help buy 10 more electric buses through FTA's Bus and Bus Facilities Infrastructure Investment Program. The county expects to hear back around the end of the year if its application was approved.
MCDOT Ride On received a $4.365 million grant from the FTA to replace diesel buses with 10 new, electric buses on October 1, 2018.
Ride On added 26 Gillig 40-foot buses in spring 2019; replacing all the remaining Orion VII's. These buses introduced a brand new paint scheme with a wave pattern and are painted blue, dark blue, light green, and a touch of white. 23 use compressed natural gas (4119C-4141C) and 3 run on clean diesel (4142D-4144D).
On September 4, 2020, Ride On's first four fully-electric buses (3000E-3003E) entered service on routes 18 and 25 in Silver Spring/Takoma Park. They are manufactured by Proterra and can run on a single charge all day long. These replaced the 2006-2007 Gillig Advantage Hybrid's 
On October 14, 2020, Ride On launched its brand new BRT Flash service on US 29. The orange route operates between Silver Spring and Briggs Chaney every 15 minutes daily while the blue route operates between Silver Spring and Burtonsville every 15 minutes only during peak hours (5:30-8:30am and 3:30-7:00pm) Monday-Friday. Ride On's very first articulated (60 ft) buses (6000D-6015D) operate on the Flash service, which replaced route 129.
Additional Service Types
Along with standard bus service, Ride On operates three additional services, Ride On extRa, Ride On Flex, and Ride On Flash.
Ride On extRa
Ride On extRa, a new bus service that started on October 2, 2017, is a limited stop service via Maryland Route 355 between Medical Center station on the Washington Metro's Red Line and the Lakeforest Mall Transit Center. This bus route has free WiFi, USB charging ports, and more padding in the seats compared to traditional Ride On services. The fare charged is the same as on other Ride On buses, although fare loading on the bus is not permitted. As of September 17, 2018[update], Ride On extRa serves a new stop at Templeton Place in Rockville, increasing the number of bus stops to 13.
Ride On Flex
Ride On Flex is an on-demand bus service that began serving Montgomery County on June 26, 2019 and runs in and around Rockville, Glenmont, and Wheaton using new, 11-passenger cutaway buses. Passengers are able to request a bus using an app. The new service does not charge a higher fare, and accepts the same payment methods as standard Ride On buses with no onboard fare loading allowed.
Flash is a bus rapid transit network that began service on October 14, 2020. The first route runs between Silver Spring and Burtonsville along U.S. Route 29. Additional routes are in development and will likely run along MD 355 between Clarksburg and Bethesda and MD 586 between Rockville and Wheaton. Flash has dedicated stops with prepayment machines and operates in a mix of mixed-traffic and dedicated lanes using articulated buses equipped with Wi-Fi and USB ports. It is the second operational BRT system in the Washington metropolitan area and the first to be located in Montgomery County.
Ride On's current one-way fare is $2.00 regardless of payment method. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities ride free on weekdays between 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM, and on Saturdays between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM; at all other times, a reduced fare of $1.00 is charged. As of July 1, 2019[update], children ages 5 and up can ride Ride On, as well as Metrobus routes originating in Montgomery County, for free until they graduate from high school by using a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip card. Ride On offers a $0.50 discount for bus fares that transfer from the Washington Metro.
As with all other transit providers in the Washington Metropolitan Area, as of January 4, 2009[update], Ride On stopped the issue or acceptance of paper transfers. Riders wanting transfer credit must use a SmarTrip card to get the rail-to-bus or bus-to-rail discount or to transfer free from bus to bus.
Low Floor Advantage
|2008||40 ft (12 m)||5726-5746
|2009, 2011, 2013||5747–5770
|2009, 2013-2014||29 ft (8.8 m)||5007–5091
|2014||40 ft (12 m)||5837–5855
|2016||29 ft (8.8 m)||2000D
|40 ft (12 m)||4000D-4039D
|30 ft (9.1 m)||59-61
|2017||40 ft (12 m)||4056D-4072D
Low Floor Advantage
|2019||30 ft (9.1 m)||1000D-1006D
Low Floor Advantage
|40 ft (12 m)||4119C-4141C
|62 ft (19 m)||6000D-6015D
|35 ft (11 m)||3000E–3003E
Low Floor Advantage
|2020||40 ft (12 m)||4145D-4153D
|2020-2021||29 ft (8.8 m)||2001D-2039D
|Builder and model name||Length||Year||Fleet number||Fuel type||Notes|
Low Floor Plus
|Year||Builder and model||Numbers
|1979–81||Transportation Manufacturing Corporation
Orion I (01.502)
Phantom 30' (3096TB3208)
Orion V (05.504)
|1995||Orion Bus Industries
Orion VI CNG (06.501)
|1996||Orion Bus Industries
Orion V CNG (05.503)
|Orion Bus Industries
Orion V (05.503)
|1999||Orion Bus Industries
Orion V (05.501)
|1999-2000||Orion Bus Industries
Orion V CNG (05.501)
|1999||Orion Bus Industries
Orion V (05.505)
|2001–02||Orion Bus Industries
Orion V (05.504)
Orion VII CNG (07.502)
|New Flyer Industries
Low Floor Advantage
||5232–5234, 5238–5241, 5243-5246||2013||
|Silver Spring||8710 Brookville Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910
|147||1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 34, 36, 39, 41, 47, 51
Weekends: 23, 29, 38, 42, L8, T2
|Gaithersburg||16700 Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855
|155||43, 46, 48, 49, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 70, 71, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 90, 100, 101, Flash BRT
Weekends: 45, 83, 97, 98
|Nicholson||4700 Nicholson Ct
Kensington, MD 20895
|68||Weekdays: 6, 7, 23, 29, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 42, 44, 45, 52, 53, 81, 83, 96, 97, 98||
Ride On offers 81 routes throughout Montgomery County. All routes run through peak rush hour periods between 6 AM and 9 AM and 3 PM to 7 PM on weekdays. Many routes offer services for off-peak hours and weekends as well.
|Route||Name||Terminus (Western/Southern)||Terminus (Eastern/Northern)||Service||Notes|
|1||Silver Spring – Friendship Heights||Friendship Heights station||Silver Spring station||
|2||Silver Spring – Lyttonsville||Silver Spring station||Brookville
(Ride On Operations Center)
|4||Silver Spring – Kensington||Armory Ave & Knowles Ave||Silver Spring station||Weekday Peak Hour service only|
|5||Silver Spring – Twinbrook||Twinbrook station||Silver Spring station||Certain trips serve Victory Forest Apartments|
|6||Parkside – Grosvenor – Montgomery Mall||Montgomery Mall Transit Center||Grosvenor-Strathmore station||Weekday service only|
|7||Wheaton – Forest Glen||Forest Glen station||Wheaton station||Weekday Peak Hour service only (AM from Wheaton, PM from Forest Glen)|
|8||Silver Spring – Wheaton||Silver Spring station||Wheaton station||via Forest Glen Rd & Holy Cross Hospital|
|9||Silver Spring – Wheaton||Silver Spring station||Wheaton station|
|10||Hillandale - Twinbrook||Twinbrook station||New Hampshire Ave & Power Mill Rd||Replaced WMATA Metrobus Route C6 in 1998.|
|11||Silver Spring – Friendship Heights||Friendship Heights station||Silver Spring station||Weekday Peak Hour service only (AM from Silver Spring, PM from Friendship Heights)||Service started in 1997|
|12||Silver Spring – Takoma||Silver Spring station||Takoma station||via Carroll Ave|
|13||Silver Spring – Takoma||Silver Spring station||Takoma station||Weekday Peak Hour service only||via Sligo Creek Pkwy|
|14||Silver Spring – Takoma||Silver Spring station||Takoma station||No Sunday service||via Colesville Rd|
|15||Silver Spring – Langley Park||Silver Spring station||Takoma Langley Transit Center||Second-highest ridership in system, avg. 4,500 per day|
|16||Silver Spring – Takoma||Silver Spring station||Takoma station||via New Hampshire Ave|
|17||Silver Spring – Langley Park||Silver Spring station||Takoma Langley Transit Center||via Montgomery College in Takoma Park|
|18||Silver Spring – Langley Park||Silver Spring station||Takoma Langley Transit Center||Sunday service between Langley Park and Takoma station only||via Takoma station|
|19||Silver Spring – Northwood||Silver Spring station||Forest Glen Rd & Burnett Ave||Weekday Peak Hour service only (AM from Forest Glen Rd, PM from Silver Spring)|
|20||Silver Spring – Hillandale||Silver Spring station||New Hampshire Ave & Power Mill Rd||Operates via Piney Branch Rd & New Hampshire Ave|
|21||Silver Spring – Briggs Chaney||Silver Spring station||Briggs Chaney Park & Ride||Weekday Peak Hour service only (AM from Briggs Chaney, PM from Silver Spring)||Service started on June 25, 2007.|
|22||Silver Spring – Hillandale||Silver Spring station||Hillandale Center (Power Mill Rd)||Weekday Peak Hour service only||Operates via Columbia Pike & Colesville Rd|
|23||Friendship Heights – Sibley Hospital||Sibley Hospital||Friendship Heights station||No Sunday service|
|24||Hillandale – Takoma||Takoma station||Power Mill Rd & New Hampshire Ave||Weekday Peak Hour service only (AM from Hillandale, PM from Takoma)|
|25||Takoma – Langley Park||Takoma station||Takoma Langley Transit Center||Weekday Peak Hour service||via Maple Ave|
|26||Montgomery Mall – Glenmont||Montgomery Mall||Glenmont Station|
|28||VANGO Free Circulator – Silver Spring||Silver Spring station||No Sunday service||Free service, VanGO Shuttle Loop around Downtown Silver Spring.|
|29||Bethesda – Glen Echo/Friendship Heights||Friendship Heights station||Bethesda station||Weekend service was extended from Glen Echo to Bethesda on October 10, 2021|
|30||Bethesda – Medical Center||Bethesda station||Medical Center||Weekday service only|
|31||Wheaton – Glenmont||Wheaton station||Glenmont station||Weekday peak hour service only||via Poplar Run|
|32||Bethesda – Naval Ship R&D Center||Naval Ship Research & Development Center||Bethesda station||Weekday peak hour service only||via Cabin John|
|33||Glenmont – Medical Center||Medical Center station||Glenmont station||Weekday peak hour service only|
|34||Aspen Hill – Friendship Heights||Friendship Heights station||Aspen Hill (Weekday rush only)
|Weekday peak hour service is extended to Aspen Hill (AM service to Friendship Heights, PM service to Aspen Hill)||Originally went from Aspen Hill to Medical Center until extended to Friendship Heights Station on May 4, 2008 replacing original Ride On Route 42.|
|36||Bethesda – Potomac via Hillandale Rd||Bradley Blvd||Bethesda station||Weekday service only||
|37||Potomac – Wheaton||Potomac Community Center||Wheaton Station||Weekday Peak Hour service only (AM to Potomac, PM to Wheaton)||Serves Grosvenor-Strathmore station|
|38||Wheaton – White Flint||White Flint station||Wheaton station|
|39||Glenmont – Briggs Chaney||Glenmont station||Briggs Chaney Park & Ride||Weekday Peak Hour service only|
|41||Aspen Hill – Glenmont||Glenmont station||Grand Pre Rd & Bel Pre Rd (Aspen Hill)|
|42||White Flint – Montgomery Mall||Montgomery Mall Transit Center||White Flint station||No Sunday Service||Created on January 13, 2013 to replace the 38 portion between Montgomery Mall and White Flint.|
|43||Shady Grove – Traville – Fallsgrove Center||Traville Transit Center||Shady Grove station|
|44||Twinbrook – Rockville||Twinbrook station||Rockville station||Weekday Peak Hour service only|
|45||Rockville Regional TC – Twinbrook||Twinbrook station||Rockville Regional Transit Center||No Sunday service||Select trips operates via Rockville Senior Center|
|46||Montgomery College – Medical Center||Medical Center station||Montgomery College Rockville Campus|
|47||Rockville – Montgomery Mall – Bethesda||Bethesda station||Rockville station|
|48||Wheaton – Rockville||Wheaton station||Rockville station|
|49||Rockville – Glenmont||Rockville station||Glenmont station|
|51||Glenmont – Norbeck||Glenmont station||Norbeck Park & Ride||Weekday Peak Hour service only||Service started in late 1998.|
|52||Rockville – Montgomery||Rockville station||Montgomery General Hospital||Weekday Peak Hour service only|
|53||Shady Grove – Glenmont||Shady Grove station||Glenmont station||Weekday Peak Hour service only||Trips travels as a non-stop express along Georgia Ave. between Norbeck Rd. and Glenmont station in the peak direction|
|54||Rockville – Lakeforest||Rockville station||Lakeforest Transit Center||
|55||Rockville – Germantown TC||Rockville station||Germantown Transit Center|
|56||Rockville – Lakeforest||Rockville station||Lakeforest Transit Center|
|57||Shady Grove – Lakeforest||Shady Grove station||Lakeforest Transit Center|
|58||Shady Grove – Lakeforest||Shady Grove station||Lakeforest Transit Center||
|59||Rockville – Montgomery Village||Rockville station||Montgomery Village Center (Clubhouse Rd)|
|60||Shady Grove – Montgomery Village||Shady Grove station||Montgomery Village Center (Stedwick Rd)||Weekday Peak Hour service only (AM from Montgomery Village, PM from Shady Grove)||via Shady Grove Rd, Midcounty Hwy, Washington Grove Ln, Flower Hill Way, and Centerway Rd.|
|61||Shady Grove – Germantown TC||Shady Grove station||Germantown Transit Center|
|63||Rockville – Shady Grove||Rockville Station||Shady Grove station||Weekday service only||via Gaither Rd and Piccard Dr|
|64||Shady Grove – Montgomery Village||Shady Grove station||Montgomery Village Center (Clubhouse Rd)||via Centerway Rd and Emory Grove Rd|
|65||Shady Grove – Montgomery Village||Shady Grove station||Montgomery Village Center (Stedwick Rd)||
|66||Shady Grove – Traville TC||Traville Transit Center||Shady Grove station||Weekday Peak Hour service only (AM from Shady Grove, PM from Traville)||via Shady Grove Adventist Hospital|
|67||Shady Grove – Traville TC||Traville Transit Center||Shady Grove station||Weekday Peak Hour service only (AM from Traville, PM from Shady Grove)||via Frederick Ave and Dufief Mill Rd|
|70||Germantown – Bethesda Express||Bethesda station||Milestone P&R||
|71||Shady Grove – Kingsview||Shady Grove station||Kingsview P&R||Weekday Peak Hour service only (AM from Kingsview, PM from Shady Grove)||via I-370, I-270, Clopper Rd, Mateny Rd, Dawson Farm Rd, and Steeple Rd|
|73||Shady Grove Metro – Cabin Branch||Shady Grove station||Cabin Branch (Clarksburg)||Weekday Peak Hour service only|
|74||Shady Grove – Germantown TC||Shady Grove station||Germantown Transit Center||No Sunday service|
|75||Clarksburg MCCF – Milestone - Germantown||Germantown Transit Center||Montgomery County Correctional Facility|
|76||Shady Grove – Poolesville||Poolesville||Shady Grove station||No Sunday service|
|78||Shady Grove – Kingsview||Shady Grove station||Kingsview P&R||No Sunday Service|
|79||Shady Grove – Germantown – Clarksburg||Shady Grove station||Clarksburg Gateway Center||Weekday Peak Hour service only (AM from Clarksburg, PM from Shady Grove)|
|81||Rockville – White Flint||White Flint station||Rockville station||Weekday Peak Hour service only||
|83||Holy Cross Germantown – Milestone – Germantown TC||Germantown Transit Center||Holy Cross Hospital Germantown||No Sunday service|
|90||Shady Grove – Damascus||Shady Grove station||Woodfield (Woodfield Road) (peak)
Milestone P&R (Damascus) (off-peak)
|Weekday Service only|
|96||Grosvenor – Rock Spring – Montgomery Mall||Montgomery Mall Transit Center||Grosvenor-Strathmore station||Weekday Service only||
|97||Germantown TC – Gunners Lake||Germantown Transit Center||A circular loop route (AM: Clockwise loop, PM: Counterclockwise loop)|
|98||Germantown TC – Kingsview||Kingsview P&R||Germantown Transit Center||No Sunday service||Serves Germantown Community Center during weekday off-peak and Maryland SoccerPlex on Saturdays|
|100||Shady Grove – Germantown TC Express||Shady Grove station||Germantown Transit Center||Express via I-370 and I-270|
|101||Lake Forest – Medical Center (Ride On Extra)||Medical Center station||Lakeforest Transit Center||Weekday Peak Hour service only||
|301||Rockville – Tobytown||Tobytown Drive||Rockville station|
Flash BRT routes
|Name||Terminus (Western/Southern)||Terminus (Eastern/Northern)||Service||Notes|
|Flash Blue||Silver Spring Station||Burtonsville Park & Ride||Weekday Peak Hour Service only||
|Flash Orange||Silver Spring station||Briggs Chaney Park & Ride||
|Route||Name||Terminus (Western/Southern)||Terminus (Eastern/Northern)||Notes|
|L8||Aspen Hill – Friendship Heights||Friendship Heights station||Grand Pre Road & Bel Pre Road (Aspen Hill)|
|T2||Rockville – Friendship Heights||Friendship Heights station||Rockville station||via Potomac|
These routes have been served by Ride On at one point but have since been discontinued due to either low ridership, duplication of another route, simplification to other routes, or combined into another route. However some routes would be reincarnated into new routes for Ride On.
|Route||Name||Terminus (Western/Southern)||Terminus (Eastern/Northern)||Notes|
|2A||Silver Spring – Lyttonsville||Silver Spring Station||Temporary replacement for Route 2 during construction of the Lyttonsville Place bridge in 2018. Ran in a clockwise loop from Silver Spring to Lyttonsville Road & Claridge House, and back. Discontinued on January 11, 2019, after construction was completed.|
|2B||Silver Spring – Lyttonsville||Silver Spring Station||Brookville (Ride On Operations Center)||Temporary replacement for Route 2 during construction of the Lyttonsville Place bridge in 2018. Ran from Silver Spring to the Ride On Operations Center via 16th Street, 2nd Ave and Brookville Road. Discontinued on January 11, 2019, after construction was completed.|
|3||Silver Spring – Takoma||Silver Spring Station||Takoma Station||AM from Takoma Station, PM from Silver Spring Station. Discontinued on September 17, 2017 due to low ridership.|
|10 (first use)||Silver Spring – Northwood||Silver Spring Station||Northwood||Discontinued on June 28, 1992. Replaced by realigned route 8 and extended route 19.|
|11 (first use)||Silver Spring – Takoma||Silver Spring Station||Takoma Station||Discontinued in the early 1990s; replaced by extended route 3.|
|21 (first use)||Burtonsville Shuttle||Briggs Chaney Park & Ride||Burtonsville Park & Ride||Northbound operated on Columbia Pike via Greencastle Park & Ride. Southbound operated on Old Columbia Pike. Only ran midday on weekdays. Discontinued on January 4, 2002.|
|26 (first use)|
|27||Friendship Heights – Medical Center||Friendship Heights Station||Medical Center Station||Discontinued on September 7, 2003 due to low ridership. Alternative service available on extended Route 33 and realigned Route 36.|
|31 (first use)||Glen Echo – Bethesda||Glen Echo||Bethesda Station||Replaced by Route 29 in early 1998.|
|35||Wheaton – Montgomery Mall||Montgomery Mall Transit Center||Wheaton Station||Discontinued on September 1, 2002; replaced by extended route 47 and realigned Route 34.|
|40 (First Use)||Wheaton Plaza Shuttle||Wheaton Station||Operated as a midday and weekend shuttle between Wheaton Station and Westfield Wheaton. Discontinued on July 25, 1998; replaced by route 9.|
|40 (Second Use)||White Flint – Glenmont||White Flint Station||Glenmont Station||Discontinued in early 2001; replaced by extended WMATA Metrobus route C8.|
|41 (first use)||Shady Grove Shopper Shuttle||Rockshire Shopping Center||Gaithersburg (Ride On Operations Center)||Operated as a lunch-hour shuttle.|
|41 (second use)||Wheaton – Aspen Hill||Wheaton Station||Grand Pre Road & Bel Pre Road (Aspen Hill)||Originally replaced Metrobus Route Q3 in 1996. Discontinued on July 25, 1998; replaced by extended route 34.|
|42 (first use)||White Flint – Rockville||White Flint Station||Rockville Station||Via Old Farm and Tilden Woods|
|42 (second use)||Friendship Heights – Medical Center||Friendship Heights Station||Medical Center Station||Combined with Route 34 on May 4, 2008.|
|46 (first use)||Twinbrook – Layhill||Twinbrook Station||Layhill||Via Arctic Avenue and Bel Pre Road|
|49 (first use)|
|51 (first use)|
|62||Shady Grove – Germantown||Shady Grove Station||Montgomery College Germantown Campus||Discontinued on May 28, 2005.|
|63X||Shady Grove - Gaither Road||Shady Grove Station||Gaither Road & Gaither Drive||Served as a supplement to Route 63, connecting passengers from the Gaither Road industrial area to Shady Grove Metro during the midday and late night. Started service on January 6, 2019. Combined with route 63 on May 12, 2019.|
|66 (first use)||Shady Grove – Shady Grove Hospital||Shady Grove Station||Discontinued by 1998.|
|67 (first use)||Shady Grove – Shady Grove Hospital||Shady Grove Station||Discontinued by 1998.|
|68||Germantown MARC Shuttle||Germantown MARC||Looped around the Germantown MARC Station. Discontinued on May 28, 2005.|
|69||Germantown MARC Shuttle||Germantown MARC||Looped around the Germantown MARC Station. Discontinued on May 28, 2005.|
|72||Shady Grove – Germantown||Shady Grove Station||Germantown Commons||AM from Germantown Commons; PM from Shady Grove. Discontinued on May 28, 2005.|
|73 (first use)||Shady Grove – Germantown – Goldenrod Lane||Shady Grove Station||Goldenrod Lane & Century Blvd||AM from Goldenrod Lane & Century Blvd; PM from Shady Grove. Discontinued on May 28, 2005.|
|77||Shady Grove – Germantown||Shady Grove Station||Germantown Commons||AM from Germantown Commons; PM from Shady Grove. Discontinued on May 28, 2005.|
|80||Shady Grove – King Farm Loop||Shady Grove Station||Gaither Road & Redland Road||Discontinued; last run was on May 3, 2002.|
|82||Clarksburg Town Center – Germantown Transit Center||Clarksburg Gateway Center||Department of Energy in Germantown||AM from Clarksburg; PM from Department of Energy. Combined with Route 79 on April 5, 2009.|
|91||Rockville Pike Shuttle||Rockville Town Center||Rockville Pike & Edson Lane||Operated from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Discontinued on September 3, 2001.|
|92||Bethesda Shuttle||Bethesda Station||Became operated by the Bethesda Urban Partnership on September 3, 2006.|
|93||US – HHS – Twinbrook Station||Twinbrook Station||DHHS Parklawn Shuttle (Fishers Lane)||Discontinued on September 17, 2017 due to low ridership.|
|94||Clarksburg – Germantown MARC||Germantown MARC||Clarksburg Gateway Center||Discontinued on September 17, 2017 due to low ridership. Replaced by peak hour trips to Germantown MARC on Route 75.|
|124||Shady Grove Express||MD 117 Park & Ride
MD 124 Park & Ride
|Shady Grove Station||Operates through I-270. Discontinued on March 14, 2008.|
|127||Campus Connector (Takoma – Silver Spring – Shady Grove UMS)||Takoma Station||University of Maryland||Discontinued on May 16, 2008.|
|129||Burtonsville – Silver Spring (Limited Stop)||Silver Spring Station||Burtonsville Park & Ride||
|VAX||Montgomery College Vax Shuttle||Shady Grove Station||Montgomery College Germantown Campus||
Additionally, Ride On ran one weekend route that is served by WMATA Metrobus on weekdays. This route has since been discontinued due to the same reason as other discontinued Ride On routes.
|Route||Name||Termini (Western/Southern)||Termini (Eastern/Northern)||Notes|
|Z2||Colesville – Silver Spring||Olney (Spartan Rd & Georgia Ave)||Silver Spring station||Saturday Service Discontinued on January 12, 2013 due to low ridership. Weekday service is still operated by Metrobus, See Colesville–Ashton Line for history.|
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