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Ride On Loses 26 Buses

Ride On will operate on a reduced service schedule Thursday and Friday.

After yet another Ride On bus fire, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett has ordered the 26 remaining Ride On "Champion" buses permanently removed from service.

The most recent fire occurred Wednesday at Bonifant Street and Ramsey Avenue in downtown Silver Spring, NBC reported. It was the second this month and the seventh in three years.

Ride On will operate on a reduced schedule Thursday and Friday, as it does on holidays. All routes will have service, but buses will run less frequently.

There are three changes to the posted holiday schedule for Thursday and Friday:

  • Route 2 will provide service to Walter Reed
  • Route 38 will provide service to the U.S. Postal Training Academy¬†
  • Route 54 will provide service to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

Will you be taking Ride On to and from work on Thursday and Friday? Tell us in the comments.

leroy love July 19, 2012 at 10:20 AM
I have been sitting at the 10 bus stop on randolph rd since 4:40 this morning... no bus yet ...... it's now 6:20. Had to be at work at 6. I haven't seen a bus (rrr) L.love
jenny July 19, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Would be nice if this was reported more extensively. I waited 25 minutes for the 33 this morning and finally gave up and walked out to Viers Mill to catch a metro bus. Seriously obnoxious. Since they don't publish an actual schedule for these holidays how the heck are we supposed to know when they are coming? The 33 I catch is the first one that goes from medical center to glenmont in the morning, so how late is it going to be? Some clarification on this point would be helpful as some of us rely on a bus to get to work on time.
Ben Schumin July 19, 2012 at 06:36 PM
You mean this "actual schedule"? http://www6.montgomerycountymd.gov/tsvtmpl.asp?url=/content/DOT/transit/SpecialHoliday.asp
jenny July 20, 2012 at 12:55 PM
That schedule (the pdf pop-up) is exactly the same for the 33 as the normal schedule, so I seriously doubt that it is correct, since no bus showed yesterday or today.

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