July 20, 2022

New Ride On Bus Route 27 Service to Adventist Healthcare White Oak Medical Center Now Operating

A new Ride On bus service to serve Adventist Healthcare White Oak Medical Center and the surrounding Silver Spring is now in operation. The new line, which was launched by the Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) on July 17, has connections with Metrobus, Ride On and Flash bus routes, as well as other transportation services within the network.

The Route 27 service operates between Hillandale Transit Center and the Tech Road Park and Ride lot, with stops along Powder Mill Road, Cherry Hill Road, Plum Orchard Drive, Broadbirch Drive and Tech Road.

Ride On bus service will remain free for all riders through July 31. Starting Aug. 1, the fare will be $1 per ride.

Ride On interiors will continue to be cleaned by the County's Department of General Services with hospital-grade disinfectant. Bus filter and ventilation systems are also treated with a disinfectant.

Passengers are encouraged to wear face coverings when traveling by public transportation. All MCDOT buses have a supply of face coverings for those who cannot provide their own.