Montgomery County Ride On Expands Free Rides to Seniors and Persons With Disabilities

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Starting January 1, Montgomery County's Ride On bus service was expanded to offer free transportation anytime to seniors (65 and older) and persons with disabilities. The free service is also available on Metrobuses operating in the County.

In July 2006, Ride On began offering free rides to seniors and persons with disabilities weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now, they can ride free anytime that Ride On or Metrobus operates in the County.

Seniors may ride free on Ride On by showing either a Metro Senior Reduced Fare Identification Card or a Medicare Card with valid photo identification (driver's license, passport, or state issued identification card). People with disabilities and, if applicable, their attendants, may ride free by presenting a Metro Disabled Identification (ID) Card or Metro Disabled "Attendant Eligible" ID card.

Seniors who wish to obtain the Senior Reduced Fare ID Card must fill out the Metro Senior Citizen Reduced Fare Program application. Persons with disabilities who need an ID card must fill out the Metro Reduced Fare Program for People With Disabilities application.

ID card applications are available at County senior centers, libraries, commuter stores, and regional services centers. Seniors must complete their applications on site and present a valid picture ID. Persons with disabilities may mail their applications to Metro.

For more information about Ride On services, call the Transit Information Center at 240-777-RIDE (7433) or visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/rideon.

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