Maryland’s public transit choices are providing free rides on Earth Day Monday. Here’s what it’s worthwhile to know.

Spending your Earth Day Monday in Maryland means spending much less on public transportation and extra time saving the planet.

In Montgomery County, Ride On buses, which incorporates Ride On, Ride On extRa, Ride On flex and Flash, will likely be free to make use of on Monday, April 22, in celebration of Earth Day, in accordance with a press release from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation.

“Earth Day is a good alternative to attempt public transportation,” stated MCDOT Director Chris Conklin. “I particularly encourage residents to attempt a few of our revolutionary transportation choices akin to Flash, our Bus Rapid Transit line, and Ride On Flex, an on-demand shared experience system.”

County Executive Marc Elrich is encouraging anybody touring via the state to take pleasure in alternate options to driving that might be extra pleasant to our surroundings and planning.

“By selecting public transportation, you may scale back your carbon footprint, and you possibly can learn or loosen up and let another person fear concerning the driving,” Elrich stated.

Don’t fear in case you’re not in you’re not within the state’s most populated county as a result of the Maryland Transit Administration can be providing free journeys for these utilizing “Light Rail, [the Baltimore-area Metro Subway], Commuter Bus, MARC and Mobility” choices throughout the state.

In a statement from the state’s transportation division, Secretary Paul Wiedefeld and Administrator Holly Arnold inspired riders to decide on public transportation, assist in reducing congestion on the roads and decrease automobile emissions all through the area.

“As stewards of our planet, we should embrace sustainable transit options that foster more healthy communities. Offering a day of free transit permits Marylanders to expertise the numerous transit choices accessible to them and impact change in significant means,” Wiedefeld stated.

New riders can use their transit app of selection or go to the Maryland Transit Administration website to plan their journey. Regular riders can commute as regular and “benefit from the free experience,” MTA stated.

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