People over the age of 65 and residents with disabilities are entitled to free transportation on all County buses, including the Ride On, Ride On extRa, Flex, and Flash buses. Even if fares for the general public are reinstated, the ride-free program will continue to operate. The free ride program is also available on a limited number of Metrobus lines that operate inside Montgomery County.

Customers who are eligible for a free trip must provide one of the following documents to the bus operator in order to qualify: Medicare card with a recent picture ID or SmarTrip picture identification card. To board the bus, passengers must provide identification to the bus operator and refrain from tapping the fare box.

In order to ensure the safety of customers and workers, all passengers on public transit systems are required to wear facial covers for the length of their journey. All County buses are equipped with a supply of face covers for passengers who do not have their own. The County's Department of General Services will continue to clean bus interiors twice daily with a hospital-grade viral disinfectant, according to a press release. An anti-microbial agent is applied to the bus filter and ventilation systems each evening.

Go to to learn more about Ride On and to book a reservation.

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