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New Ride On bus initiative to transport students for free

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By Max Kandel, News Editor

April 1, 2019

As of now, the Montgomery County Council has a plan in place to expand the Kids Ride Free program. However, they must wait to see if Montgomery County allocated enough money to allow expansion. Currently, the Kids Ride Free program allows students 18 and under to ride the Ride On buses for free with...

Elimination of Kids Ride Free hurts teenagers

By By Zack Potter, Archives Manager

October 1, 2010

In response to the current economic recession and Montgomery County’s massive $1 billion budget gap for fiscal year 2010-2011, county executive Isiah Leggett has had to make millions of dollars in budget cuts.  However, he made the wrong decision this June when he decided to suspend the Kids Ride...

Ride On cuts hinder student independence

By By Julie Kracov, Business Manager

September 30, 2010

After the Kids Ride Free program for all Metro and Ride On buses was suspended June 27 due to the budget deficit in Montgomery County, students are now forced to pay for the bus or find new transportation. The program had become popular among students because they no longer needed their parents for r...

Ride On unveils redesigned bus fleet

By Dina Khatib, Online Observations Editor

October 28, 2009

The vibrant hues of the new blue, green and yellow Ride On buses have hit the streets of Potomac.  These new eco-friendly buses are a result of new regulations set on public transportation emissions. The regulations are in accordance with the Environmental Sustainability Policy that the Montgomery...

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