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Old 07-07-2010, 09:28 AM
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My husband and I are moving to Takoma Park, MD later this summer. I will be working near Dupont Circle so plan to take the Red Line to work, but I'll have to take Ride-On to get to the station.

From what I can tell, there's no real-time Ride-On tracking (a la the Metrobus "Next Bus" feature), so I have to go by the posted bus schedules. It looks like the interval between buses is about 20 minutes, which is not a problem as long as I don't miss the bus I need!

So my question is: How reliable are the posted schedules? Do Ride-On buses sometimes just not come? (This happens in Chicago, where we currently live, and it sucks.)

(Note that I can ride my bike to the station if the weather is nice, and I'll probably do that a fair amount. But there will be days when it will be too hot, too cold, too wet, or too icy for that, and I'll need the bus.)
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:33 AM
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I've found them to be pretty reliable, but buses do come early or late on occasion
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:26 AM
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I've found ride-on to be reliable as well.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:41 PM
Location: 16th St Heights
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Another "thumbs up" for Ride-On!

Which route are you using? The buses I use to get to the Metro usually run every 12 minutes during rush hour.
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Old 07-10-2010, 09:44 PM
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I'm assuming you know this, but there are multiple Ride On bus routes in Takoma Park that run to the Metro station. That should help with bus reliability too.
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