Ride On extRa is limited-stop service that will run on MD 355 during peak hours; during October 2017, service will be free. Making just twelve stops, it will run every 10 minutes during morning and evening rush hour between the Lakeforest Transit Center in Gaithersburg and Medical Center Metro in Bethesda. Route 355 is Ride On’s highest ridership corridor and connects to half of the bus routes in the County.
Stops include: Lakeforest Transit Center, Summit Avenue, Westland Drive, Shady Grove Metro, Montgomery College, Rockville Metro, Edmonston Drive, Halpine Road, Marinelli Road, Security Lane, Tuckerman Lane and Medical Center Metro (NIH/Walter Reed Medical). These stops make connection to 50% of the transit services network including the MARC rail, MTA buses, Metrobus, Metrorail and 44 Ride On routes.
These brand new and different buses feature low floor boarding, free WiFi access, USB charging ports, information displays and extra padding on seats. Passengers will not be able to load fare cards on buses.
The buses will only run during peak periods: Monday through Friday, 5:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. The regular Ride On fare of $2.00 will apply.
For more information, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-transit/RideOnExtra.html.