September 19, 2014

Libraries, Schools, Ride On Partner to Sell Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Cards

Montgomery County’s Ride On bus system has made it easier for residents to purchase the Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card for customers ages 18 years and younger. The card, which costs $2, can now be obtained at all 21 County Public Libraries and 20 of the County’s schools.

Ride On is working with both public and private schools in the County to add additional school purchase locations. Check for the current list of schools. Home-schooled students will also be eligible to purchase the card.

On July 1, the hours for Kids Ride Free were extended an additional hour in the evening, now from 2 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Kids Ride Free provides rides on Ride On buses (and most Metro buses within Montgomery County) to youth ages five through 18. By the end of the calendar year, Ride On will transition to using Youth Cruiser SmarTrip cards for identification instead of school ID cards.

Read news release for more details.