Ride On to Hold Public Forum On Proposed New Service Along Route 355

Ride On to Hold Public Forum On Proposed New Service Along Route 355

The public will have a chance to comment on a new limited stop service along Maryland State Route 355 called Ride On extRa. This service will operate from Lakeforest Transit Center to Medical Center Station with 12 limited stops along the route. The other stops include: Summit Ave., Westland Dr., Shady Grove Metro, Montgomery College, Rockville Metro, Edmonston Dr., Halpine Rd., Marinelli Rd., Security Ln., and Tuckerman Ln. Ride On extRa is an overlay of the existing local service along MD 355 and provides a faster option for riders during rush hours.  Buses will operate every 10 minutes from 5:30 am to 9:30 am and 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Come find out about the exciting features and amenities such as specially branded buses and shelters, USB charging ports, WiFi and real time information monitors. Fares are the same as the local service; however, there will be no onboard loading of cash to SmarTrip cards to eliminate any delays.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Montgomery County Executive Office Building (Auditorium) 101 Monroe Street  Rockville, MD

Residents along this portion of MD 355 and surrounding areas are invited to share your interests in this new service.  Please visit our website to obtain additional information regarding the public forum. You will have three (3) minutes to speak if you submit your request to speak in advance. Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to speak at the public forum are requested to provide in writing their name, home address, telephone number, e-mail address and organization to the Division of Transit Services, Ride On Public Forum, 101 Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Rockville, MD 20850 or to mcdot.rideonpublicforums@montgomerycountymd.gov . Those wishing to speak must provide such information by three (3) days before the forum. Those who have signed up to speak must bring two printed copies of their testimony for the record.

Additionally, comments on the proposed new route may be submitted in writing, by email, or by fax by June 1, 2017 to:

Division of Transit Services

Ride On Public Forum

101 Monroe Street, 5th Floor

Rockville, MD 20850


Amy Ginsburg



Laurel Kennedy

Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a great service! Will the bus be stroller accessible (for foster boarding) or do they still require people to fold the strollers? I won’t make it to the meeting (living abroad until 2018) but I’d appreciate if someone would share my comment.

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