Department of Transportation to Host Virtual Public Forum on the Proposed Ride On Bus Route 51 Extension to Olney’s ICC Park and Ride Lot on Thursday, Jan. 5

by Patrick Herron

Per MCDOT: The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) will hold a virtual public forum on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, starting at 6:30 p.m., to discuss the proposed extension of the current bus route 51 to provide service to the ICC Park and Ride lot in Olney. The new proposed extended bus route 51 will operate between ICC Park and Ride lot and Glenmont Metrorail Station with no additional changes to current stops.

A virtual public forum is being conducted on the proposed new route to gather public feedback regarding the proposed service expansion. Attendees will have an opportunity to provide comments and ask questions. Community members can join the virtual public forum in two ways:

• Join by computer. Click here to join the meeting on MS Teams (Meeting ID: 290 091 989 29, Passcode QuPDqV).
• Join by phone by calling 1-443-692-5768; Phone Conference ID: 982 317 640#

For additional information on the proposed changes, click here.

Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to speak at the public forum can email their request to, on or before Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, with the following information:

  • Name
  • Home Address
  • Telephone Number
  • E-mail Address; and
  • Organization (if affiliated with one)

Individuals who have signed up to speak must provide a copy of their testimony by email, for the record by Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Testimony and information provided will become a matter of public record.

Comments may also be written, faxed, or e-mailed on the proposed service changes and carry the same weight as spoken testimony. Testimony and information provided will become a matter of public record.

Written testimony can be sent to:
MCDOT Division of Transit Services
Ride On Public Forum
101 Monroe Street, 5th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850

(240) 777-5800 (phone)
(240) 777-5801 (fax)

Comments in writing will be accepted by 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023. All comments are welcome and will be considered before any changes are finalized.

Sign language and interpreter services will be provided upon request. Requests must be received no later than 5 business days before the date of the forum. Large print format will be available upon request.

Under Title VI: Montgomery County assures that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1987, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity.

For the most up-to-date Ride On bus service information, riders should follow @RideOnMCT on TwitterFacebookYouTube, and Instagram. In addition, information is available at, by subscribing to receive email alerts at, or by texting MONTGOMERY RIDEON to 468311 to receive text alerts.

For information on MCDOT programs and services visit, follow @MCDOTNow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to MCDOT’s “Go Montgomery!” newsletter.

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