December 18, 2017

Bus Route Changes for the Wheaton Area

Several Ride On and Metrobus routes in the Wheaton Downtown area have changed and some bus stops are relocated, as Montgomery County’s transportation system keeps in step with the Wheaton Downtown Revitalization Project that is ongoing through 2020.

Over the next three years, the Wheaton Revitalization Project will transform Wheaton’s central business district with mixed-use, transit-oriented development. The project will provide a new 14-story Montgomery County Government office building, about 400 below ground parking spaces, retail and residential space and a new town square. The most significant area impacted during construction is the Wheaton Triangle area between Veirs Mill Road and Georgia Avenue. The local roads of the Triangle area include Grandview Avenue, Reedie Drive and Triangle Lane.

No bus routes have been eliminated, but their paths have been somewhat altered. The affected bus routes are:
  • Ride On Routes 7, 8, 9 and 31. 
  • Metrobus Routes C2, C4, Y2, Y7 and Y8. 
The locations of the new bus stops are:
  • Near the southwest corner of University Boulevard and Fern Street. 
  • On the east side of Grandview Avenue at Kensington Boulevard.
The route changes necessitated the elimination of the following bus stops:
  • Amherst Avenue: Metrobus Stop ID: 2000519; Ride On Stop ID: 20022. 
  • Georgia Avenue: Metrobus Stop ID: 2000507. 
  • Georgia Avenue: Metrobus Stop ID: 2000525, Ride On Stop ID: 22770. 
  • Reedie Drive: Metrobus Stop ID: 2005422, Ride On Stop ID: 25238. 
Ride On RealTime will reflect the bus stop changes beginning January 8 (the Ride On service change date). Routes 7, 8, 9, and 31 are changing on December 17 to coincide with the Metrobus service change date.

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