March 10, 2021

Applicants Sought for Ride On Transit Advisory Group; High School Students and Bilingual Adults Encouraged to Apply

Users of Montgomery County’s Ride On bus service are being sought by the Division of Transit Services of the County’s Department of Transportation to fill positions on the Ride On Transit Advisory Group (TAG). TAG acts as a consumer advisory panel, serves as a sounding board for Transit Services and provides feedback on Ride On policies, services and programs.

Residents who represent a broad range of interests—such as transit ridership advocacy, community advocacy, environmental protection, economic development, transportation equity and issues concerning seniors and the disabled—are urged to apply. Consideration will be given to applicants representing each Ride On geographic service area. Three bus operators also serve as members of the advisory group.

The membership term is two years, and meetings are held three times a year virtually (since COVID). Applicants can find more details and apply online. Applications must be submitted by April 5. High school students are encouraged to apply and will receive Student Service Learning (SSL) hours if they are appointed.

The Ride On system provides fixed-route and on-demand bus service to residents and visitors in Montgomery County. Since Ride on began service in 1975, more than 22 million trips have been completed annually (prior to COVID) on 79 routes with more than 5,400 stops across the County. Services include Ride On extRa, Ride On Flex and Flash.

For more information on the advisory group, call 240-777-5800.