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Busy Bus Routes on the Chopping Block in Montgomery County

One of the most famous suburban counties in the country could become a little less urban this week, if a proposal to cut bus service makes it past the Montgomery County Council.
May 15, 2019, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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In Maryland, the Montgomery County Council is considering cuts to its more urban bus routes. A vote is expected on Thursday of this week.

"Some of Montgomery County's busiest Ride On bus routes could come less frequently this fall," reports Dan Reed.

"County Executive Marc Elrich wants to reduce bus service to save money, reflecting a larger push to defund things that benefit the county's urban areas," adds Reed for context.

"The seven bus routes affected serve major job centers like White Flint, major shopping destinations like Wheaton and Lakeforest Mall, and Upcounty communities with limited transportation options, like Germantown and Montgomery Village," according to Reed.

The county council rejected similar cuts to bus service just a few months ago. Ride On is the second largest bus system in the D.C. region, after Metrobus.

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Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 in Greater Greater Washington
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