October 19, 2022

Ride On and Metro Bus Routes Available to Take Residents to 14 Early Voting Centers During General Election

Early voting in Montgomery County for the 2022 General Election will be available at 14 early voting centers 7 a.m.-8 p.m. from Thursday, Oct. 27, through Thursday, Nov. 3, including Saturday and Sunday. Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Ride On bus service has several routes available to transport voters to the early voting centers located throughout the County.

Montgomery County Ride On and Metrobus routes that will serve early voting centers:
  • Activity Center at Bohrer: Ride On route 59 (closest)
  • Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center: Ride On route 48
  • Damascus Community Recreation Center: Ride On route 90
  • Executive Office Building: Ride On routes 44, 46, 47, 54, 56
  • Germantown Community Recreation Center: Ride On route 98
  • Jane E. Lawton Community Recreation Center: Ride On route 34 (closest)
  • Marilyn J. Praisner Community Recreation Center: Metrobus routes Z6 and Z7
  • Mid-County Community Recreation Center: Ride On routes 26, 39 and 49
  • Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Rec. Center: Ride On route 301
  • Potomac Community Recreation Center: Ride On route 37
  • Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Station: Ride On routes 52 and 53 / Metrobus routes Y2 and Y8
  • Silver Spring Civic Building: Ride On routes 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 / Metrobus route F4
  • Wheaton Library & Community Recreation Center: Ride on routes 9 and 31 / Metrobus routes Y2, Y7 and Y8
  • White Oak Community Recreation Center: Ride on route 10 / Metrobus routes Z6 and Z8 (closest)
“In Montgomery County, a large portion of our population relies on public transportation for essential trips,” said MCDOT Director Chris Conklin. “Buses allow for inclusion, connectedness and advancement. We want to ensure that all of our residents, regardless of income or ability, can get to polling sites.”

Residents can look up scheduled Ride On bus routes by location here. For information on the approved early voting centers and hours of operation, go to the early voting information page.

Fare collection resumed on all Montgomery County buses on Aug. 1. The one-way pre-pandemic fare, which was $2 per ride, is now $1. Monthly passes, which were $45 per rider, are now $22.50

Montgomery County seniors, members of the disability community and students can ride County Ride On buses for free if they qualify for a Senior SmartTrip Card, Metro Disability Card or a Youth Cruiser Card.

Riders can plan trips online with Ride On Real Time.

Bus passengers are encouraged to wear a mask but are no longer required to wear them. Masks are available on all Ride On buses for riders who need them. Bus 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.