Ride On Offers Summer Savings on Youth Fares

For Immediate Release: 6/3/2015 Montgomery County youth ages 5-18 can take unlimited Ride On trips this summer by purchasing a Youth Summer Pass from Montgomery County Ride On. The summer pass costs $18 and is valid from June 1 through August 31. Another option is the Youth Monthly pass which provides unlimited trips on Ride On for just $11 per calendar month. Both passes provide a significant savings over regular fares. All Ride On youth passes are loaded onto the Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card. If a youth doesn’t already have one, riders or their parents must purchase the Youth SmarTrip® card, in person. Proof of age (e.g., copy of birth certificate, state ID or passport) and proof of County residence are required. Cards can be purchased for $2 at any of the following locations: – All Montgomery County public libraries; – Certain Montgomery County schools; see website for a list of participating schools – TRiPS Commuter store: 8413 Ramsey Avenue, Silver Spring (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., 240-773-8747); – TRiPS Commuter store: 17 Wisconsin Circle, Friendship Heights (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., 240-773-8747); and, – Montgomery County Division of Treasury: 255 Rockville Pike, L-15, Rockville (Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 240-777-8930). The Youth Summer Pass or Monthly Pass can be loaded onto Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® cards either online at www.wmata.com or in person at: – TRiPS Commuter store: 8413 Ramsey Avenue, Silver Spring (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m., 240-773-8747); – TRiPS Commuter store:17 Wisconsin Circle, Friendship Heights; (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., 240-773-8747) – Montgomery County Division of Treasury: 255 Rockville Pike, L-15, Rockville(Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 240-777-8930); – Certain CVS Pharmacy stores in Montgomery County; – Certain Giant food stores in Montgomery County; – Certain Zodiac Stores in Montgomery County; and, – Certain check cashing stores in Montgomery County. A full list of participating retail outlets is available online. Additional value can be added to the Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card for use on Metrorail, Metrobus and other participating transit agencies. In addition, as part of the Kids Ride Free program, youth can use their Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card to ride free between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. Kids Ride Free provides free rides on Ride On and certain Metrobuses within Montgomery County. More information on the youth programs, including the list of places that sell passes and cards, is available online. Ride On schedules, fares and information about Ride On Real Time is available on the Ride On web site. You can subscribe to get email notices, follow Ride On on Twitter and like us on Facebook. # # # Release ID: 15-219 Media Contact: Lorraine Driscoll 240-777-6507

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