The Purple Line and Capital Crescent Trail are on their way, but construction of the 16-mile east-west light rail line that will connect the Bethesda and New Carrollton metro stations will necessitate temporary bus route modifications in response to construction in and around the Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center in Downtown Silver Spring. Starting Sunday, Dec. 1, those temporary changes will impact some Ride On passengers.
The Ride On bus stops on the first floor of the transit center will be temporarily relocated to the street to safely accommodate Purple Linework. Ride On routes on the second floor of the transit center will not be relocated.
Temporary bus stop locations will be along northbound Colesville Road (between Wayne Avenue and Georgia Avenue), on the second floor of the transit center and on East-West Highway and Colesville Road.
Ride On routes that will be affected by the changes includes 1, 2, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 28 and 129.
For more information about planned road closures and general project information for the Purple Line and Capital Crescent Trail, go to www.purplelinemd.com. Construction updates are available directly at https://purplelinemd.com/construction/construction-updates.