Just last month on July 1st county official Evan Glass and the Montgomery County Department of Transportation launched a Kids Ride Free program. This program will allow all Montgomery County youth ages 18 and under to ride FREE all the time on Ride On buses.
K-12th grade students can ride any Ride On bus free by showing their school ID or Youth Cruiser SmarTrip card to the bus operator. Youth Cruiser SmarTrip cards can be obtained at any County library, the Silver Spring TRiPS store, the mobile commuter store, select schools, and the Treasury office, if you bring proper identification for the child. See www.RideOnBus.com for additional information on the Kids Ride Free program.
In Summer 2019, you must show the bus operator either a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card, or a valid school ID (acceptable through September 30, 2019).
Effective October 1, 2019, all student riders must use the Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® Card for free rides.
July 1 through September 30, 2019 is the transition period for all Youth riders to obtain and use the Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® Card.
Children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.