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Area Transportation


Montgomery County Ride-On Trip Planning

Montgomery County Ride On is pleased to announce the availability of the following online trip planning tools. These tools make it easy to plan your trip while at home, work or on the go. 

METRO: Washington Metopolitan Area Transit Authority

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) consists of rail and bus routes in the national capital area. Today, Metrorail serves 91 stations and has 117 miles of track. Metrobus serves the nation's capital 24 hours a day, seven days a week with 1,500 buses. Metrorail and Metrobus serve a population of 5 million within a 1,500-square mile jurisdiction.


Metro Mobile App


Maryland Transit Administration

The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation, and one of the largest multi-modal transit systems in the United States. MTA operates Local and Commuter Buses, Light Rail, Metro Subway, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) Train Service, and a comprehensive Paratransit (Mobility) system. MTA also manages the Taxi Access system, and directs funding and statewide assistance to Locally Operated Transit Systems (LOTS) in each of Maryland’s 23 counties, Baltimore City, Annapolis and Ocean City.








Ride On Bus Information: Routes, Fares, Schedules

Montgomery County Department of Transportation provides bus service throughout Montgomery County. The Division plans, schedules and manages the County's own RIDE ON bus system consisting of 335 County owned and operated buses. The RIDE ON system is designed to complement the service provided by the other transit providers in the County. The RIDE ON system provides almost 30 million trips per year. 



Metrobus provides more bus stops in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Metrobus is the sixth busiest bus agency in the United States, with a fleet of more than 1,500 buses operating on 325 routes.



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Cab Service

Taxicabs in Montgomery County are regulated by the Department of Transportation and operate under established standards.  MCDOT cares about your safety and comfort.


Taxicabs provide service all day, everyday & it's easy to get a taxicab.  

You can:

  • Hail a taxicab from curb side

  • Go to a taxicab stand, such as the stands at most Metrorail stations, and take the taxicab in line.

  • Call a taxicab company and request to be picked up.  


Requests may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week at any of the following fleets:

 Action Taxi - (301) 840-1222

 Barwood Taxicabs - (301) 984-1900

 Orange Taxi - (301) 912-0000

 Regency Cab - (301) 990-9000

 Sun Cab - (301) 252-0575



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Metrorail provides safe, clean, reliable transit service throughout the Washington, DC area. The system is the second busiest in the United States, serving 91 stations in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.


The Metrorail system has six color-coded rail lines: Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Green. The layout of the system makes it possible to travel between any two stations with no more than a single transfer.












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