Keep up with essential planning news and commentary, delivered to your inbox every Monday and Thursday.
Busy Bus Routes on the Chopping Block in Montgomery County
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.