Ride-On

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Ride-On is the public transportation system in Montgomery County, Maryland. They also operate routes into Frederick & Prince George County as well as Washington, D.C.

History

Ride-On began operations on March 31, 1975.

Routes

Number Name Notes
1 Silver Spring-Friendship Heights
2 Silver Spring-Lyttonsville
4 Silver Spring-Kensington
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
5 Silver Spring-Twinbrook Station
6 Parkside-Grosvenor-Montgomery Mall
  • Weekday service only
7 Wheaton-Forest Glen
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • AM to Wheaton and PM to Forest Glen
8 Silver Spring-Wheaton
  • No Sunday service
  • via Forest Glen Rd.
9 Silver Spring-Wheaton
  • via Amherst Ave.
10 Twinbrook Station-Hillandale
11 Silver Spring-Friendship Heights
  • AM to Friendship Heights and PM to Silver Spring
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
12 Silver Spring-Takoma
  • via Carroll Ave.
13 Silver Spring-Takoma
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • via Sligo Creek Pkwy.
14 Silver Spring-Takoma
  • No Sunday service
  • via University Blvd.
15 Silver Spring-Langley Park
16 Silver Spring-Takoma
  • via New Hampshire Ave.
17 Silver Spring-Langley Park
  • via Montgomery College
18 Silver Spring-Langley Park
  • via Takoma
  • Sunday service only operates between Langley Park and Takoma
19 Silver Spring-Northwood
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • AM to Silver Spring and PM to Northwood
20 Silver Spring-Hillandale
  • via Piney Branch Ave.
21 Silver Spring-Briggs Chaney P&R
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • AM to Silver Spring and PM to Briggs Chaney
22 Silver Spring-Hillandale
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • via White Oak Research Center/FDA
23 Friendship Heights-Sibley Hospital
  • via University Blvd.
24 Hillandale-Takoma
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • AM to Takoma and PM to Hillandale
25 Takoma-Langley Park
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • via Maple Ave.
26 Montgomery Mall-Glenmont
28 VANGO Free Circulator
  • No Sunday service
  • Free service from 7AM to 7PM.
29 Bethesda-Glen Echo/Friendship Heights
  • Bethesda is the weekday terminus.
  • Glen Echo is the weekend terminus.
30 Bethesda-Medical Center
  • Weekday service only
31 Wheaton-Glenmont
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
32 Bethesda-Naval Ship R&D Center and Wodrock
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • via Cabin John
33 Glenmont-Medical Center
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
34 Aspen Hill-Friendship Heights
  • Serves Aspen Hill during weekday peak hours only
36 Bethesda-Potomac
  • Weekday service only
  • via Hillandale Rd. and Bradley Blvd.
37 Potomac-Wheaton
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • AM to Potomac Community Center and PM to Wheaton
38 Wheaton-White Flint
39 Glenmont-Briggs Chaney P&R
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
41 Aspen Hill-Glenmont
42 White Flint- Montgomery Mall
  • No Sunday service
43 Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center-Fallsgrove Center
  • via Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
44 Twinbrook-Rockville
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
45 Rockville Regional Transit-Twinbrook/Rockville Senior Ctr.
  • No Sunday service
46 Shady Grove/Montgomery College-MD355-Medical Center
47 Rockville-Montgomery Mall-Bethesda
48 Wheaton-Rockville
49 Rockville-Glenmont
51 Glenmont-Norbeck P&R
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
52 Rockville-Montgomery General Hospital
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
53 Shady Grove-Glenmont
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
54 Rockville-Lakeforest
  • via Muddy Branch Rd.
55 Rockville-Germantown Transit Center
56 Rockville-Lakeforest
  • via Quince Orchard Rd. and Darnestown Rd.
57 Shady Grove-Lakeforest
  • via Redland Rd.
58 Shady Grove-Lakeforest
  • via Snouffer School Rd. and East Village.
  • serves Kaiser Permanente on weekdays only.
59 Rockville-Montgomery Village
  • via Gude Dr., Crabbs Branch Way and Deer Park Road
60 Shady Grove-Montgomery Village
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
61 Shady Grove-Germantown Transit Center
  • via Clopper Road and Girard Street
63 Rockville-Shady Grove
  • Weekday service only
  • via Gaither Road and Piccard Drive
64 Shady Grove-Montgomery Village
  • via Centerway Road and Emory Grove Road
65 Shady Grove-Montgomery Village
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • AM to Shady Grove and PM to Montgomery Village
  • Limited Stops via Mid-County Highway.
66 Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • AM to Traville Transit Center and PM to Shady Grove
  • via Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
67 Shady Grove-Traville Transit Center
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • AM to Shady Grove and PM to Traville Transit Center
  • via Frederick Avenue and Dufief Mill Road
70 Germantown-Bethesda Express
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • Express route via I-270.
71 Shady Grove-Kingsview Park and Ride
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • AM to Shady Grove and PM to Kingsview Park and Ride
  • via I-270 and Mateny Rd.
73 Shady Grove-Cabin Branch
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
74 Shady Grove-Germantown Transit Center
  • No Sunday service
  • via Great Seneca Highway
75 Clarksburg Correctional Facility-Germantown Transit Center
76 Shady Grove-Poolesville
  • No Sunday service
  • via Kentlands
78 Shady Grove-Kingsview Park and Ride
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • AM to Shady Grove and PM to Kingsview Park and Ride
  • via I-270 and Richter Farm Road
79 Shady Grove-Germantown-Clarksburg
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • AM to Shady Grove and PM to Clarksburg
  • via I-270
81 Rockville-White Flint
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • via Tower Oaks Blvd.
83 Holy Cross Germantown-Milestone Park & Ride-Germantown Transit Center-Germantown MARC
  • No Sunday service
  • via Germantown Transit Center.
  • MARC station served during the weekdays peak perioids only.
90 Shady Grove-Damascus
  • Weekday service only
96 Grosvenor-Rock Spring-Montgomery Mall
  • Weekday service only
  • Montgomery Mall served during off-peak hours only.
97 Germantown Transit Center-Gunners Lake
  • Operates clockwise in the AM, Counterclockwise in PM
98 Germantown Transit Center-Seabreeze Court
  • No Sunday service
  • via Father Hurley Blvd.
100
  • Express via I-270
101 Lake Forest-Medical Center (Ride On extRa)
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • Route overlays Route 46 and 55 on MD 355 that serves only 13 stops every 10 minutes.
129 Burtonsville-Silver Spring
  • Weekday Peak Hours service only
  • Limited stops only
301 Rockville-Tobytown
L8 Aspen Hill-Friendship Heights
  • WMATA Metrobus route that Ride-On operates on weekends.
T2 Rockville-Friendship Heights
  • WMATA Metrobus route that Ride-On operates on weekends.
  • via Potomac

Fares

Current

Bus Garages

Name Address Notes
Gaithersburg 16700 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855
  • CNG and Diesel Garage
Nicholson 4700 Nicholson Court, Kensington, MD 20895
  • Diesel Garage
  • Only houses 30ft buses
Silver Spring 8710 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Diesel, Diesel Electric-Hybrid, and Electric Garage

Bus Roster

Active

Accurate as of 10/2021.

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
59-61 2016 Starcraft Bus Allstar XL
  • Used for Route 301
  • Contracted to the Jewish Council For Aging
5007-5031 Ride-On 5031-a.jpeg 2009 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R Being retired
5032-5059 Ride-On 5045-a.jpeg 2013 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
5060-5091 Ride-On 5065-a.jpeg 2014 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
5314-5348 Ride-On 5341-a.jpeg 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40' HEV
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB GM-Allison EP40 hybrid system
  • 5314 is ex 5349.
  • 5348 is retired
5349-5360 Ride-On 5351-a.jpeg 2011 Gillig Low Floor 40' HEV
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 GM-Allison EP40 hybrid system
5361-5367 2012 Gillig Low Floor 40' HEV
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 GM-Allison EP40 hybrid system
5726-5746 Ride-On 5737-a.jpeg 2008 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R6
  • Feature bonded side glazing.
  • 5729 and 5731 are retired
5747-5757 Ride-On 5756-a.jpeg 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
5758 Ride-On 5758-a.jpeg 2011 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
5759-5770 Ride-On 5764-a.jpeg 2013 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
5837-5855 Ride On 5841-a.jpg 2014 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
41000D-41006D 2019 Ford Transit 350
42000D 2016 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
42001D-42039D Ride On 42033D-a.jpg 2020 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins L9
43000E-43003E Ride-On 43000E-a.jpg 2019 Proterra Catalyst BE35
44000D-44039D Ride-On 44037-a.jpeg 2016 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
44040C-44055C Ride-On 44050-a.jpeg 2016 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G27D102N4)
Cummins Westport ISL G Allison B400R
44056D-44072D Ride-On 44072D-a.jpg 2017 Gillig BRT Plus 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R
  • Used on the Route 101 BRT
  • Buses have a special "RideOn Extra" branding and livery for the route
44073D-44080D Ride-On 44077D-a.jpg 2017 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R
44081C-44114C Ride-On 44095C-a.jpeg 2017 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport L9N Allison B400R
44115C-44118C Ride-On 44115C-a.jpg 2018 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport L9N Allison B400R
44119C-44141C Ride-On 44124-a.jpeg 2019 Gillig Low Floor 40' CNG
(G31D102N4)
Cummins Westport L9N Allison B400R
44142D-44144D Ride-On 44144-a.jpeg 2019 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9 Allison B400R
44145D-44153D Ride-On 44152D-a.jpg 2020 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins L9
46000D-46015D Ride-On 46009D-a.jpg 2019 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins L9 Allison B500R
  • Entered service on October 14, 2020
  • Used for Flash BRT

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
TBA TBA Gillig Low Floor Plus TBA TBA
  • Ride-On announced 10 battery electric buses from Gillig to be housed at Silver Spring garage.[1]

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
5001-5006 Ride-On 5003-a.jpeg 2008 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R
5100-5101 1997 OBI Orion V
(05.505)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Ex-WMATA #?; bought in 2012.
5102-5133 (1st) 1979 TMC T-30 CityCruiser Caterpillar 3126 Allison MT-740 Originally had Detroit Diesel 6V53T engines.
5102-5129 (2nd) 1997 OBI Orion V
(05.505)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • Ex-WMATA #?; bought in 2012.
  • 5107, 5112, 5114, 5123 & 5128 were auctioned off in 2015.
5134-5244 1980 TMC T-30 CityCruiser Caterpillar 3126 Allison MT-740 Originally had Detroit Diesel 6V53T engines.
5245-5256 1981 TMC T-30 CityCruiser Caterpillar 3126 Allison MT-740 Originally had Detroit Diesel 6V53T engines.
5257-5297 1984 OBI Orion I
(01.502)
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison MT-643
5300-5356 1988-1989 Gillig Phantom 30'
(3096TB3208)
Cummins C8.3 Allison MT-647
  • The only order of transit style Gillig Phantoms with CAT 3208T engines.
  • Repowered from Caterpillar 3208T engines in 1995.
5300-5304 Ride-On 5304-a.jpeg 2006 Gillig Low Floor 40' HEV
(G19D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • Retired in 2020
  • Renumbered from 5750-5754.
5305-5313 Ride-On 5307-a.jpeg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 40' HEV
(G19D102N4)
Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • Retired in 2020
  • Renumbered from 5755-5763.
5360-5362 1994 Gillig Phantom 35' Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
5363-5377 1995 Gillig Phantom 35' Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
5378-5397 Ride-On 5391-a.jpg 1996 Gillig Phantom 35' Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
5400-5409 1997 Gillig Phantom 35' Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
5410-5423 1999 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C21B096N4)
Cummins ISM Allison B400R Retired by 2015.
5500-5545 1990-1991 OBI Orion I
(01.502)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
5546-5547 1992 OBI Orion V
(05.504)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
5550-5566 1996 OBI Orion V
(05.503)
Cummins M11 Voith D863.3
5572-5579 1998 OBI Orion V
(05.503)
Cummins M11E Voith D863.3
5580-5591 2001 OBI Orion V
(05.504)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D864.3 All retired by the end of 2017.
5592-5611 Ride-On 5604-a.jpeg 2002 OBI Orion V
(05.504)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D864.3 All retired by the end of 2017.
5612-5623 Ride-On 5620-a.jpeg 2001 OBI Orion V
(05.504)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D864.3 All retired by the end of 2017.
5700-5703 1993 Flxible Metro "D" LNG
(40102-6CTG)
Cummins C8.3G Ex-MTA Maryland 9301-9304; bought in 1995.
5705-5725 Ride-On 5715-a.jpeg 1999 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D864.3
5801-5802 1995 OBI Orion VI CNG
(06.501)
Cummins L10G Allison B400R Ex-Orion demos.
5803-5813 1999 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Voith D864.3 5804, 5810 were put up for auction in late July 2015.
5814-5821 2000 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Voith D864.3 5815, 5816 & 5821 were put up for auction in late July 2015.
5822-5836 Ride-On 5835-a.jpeg 2005 NFI C40LF Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Allison B400R Retired in 2020
5900-5917 2003 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.502)
Detroit Diesel Series 50G Voith D864.3E All retired in Fall 2017 alongside the remaining Orion 5s.
5918-5932 Ride-On 5920-a.jpg 2004 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.502)
Cummins Westport C Gas Plus Voith D864.3E Retired in early 2018
5933-5957 Ride-On 5946-a.jpeg 2005 OBI Orion VII CNG
(07.502)
Cummins Westport C Gas Plus ZF 5HP592C
5997-5999 1996 OBI Orion V CNG
(05.503)
Cummins L10G ZF HP590

Retired Contract Bus Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
5101-5171 2001 International

Eldorado National

?
5172-5181 2002 International

Eldorado National

?
5182-5231 2007 IC Corporation

Champion

LC Series

EZ Trans

International VT 365 Allison 2000
5201-5212 2001 Ford

Startrans

?
5232-5234, 5238-5241,
5243-5246
2004 IC Corporation International DT 466 Allison 2000 Auctioned in June 2015.
5285-5296 2007 GMC

Champion

C5500?

Defender

GMC 8.1L Allison 2000

External Links

  • Montgomery County DOT selects GILLIG for battery electric bus order