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Welcome to the MC Shuttle!

During discussions with the Student Governance Council, it became clear that travel between the Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campuses via public transportation (Ride On buses or METRO rail service) creates a hardship for many students. Utilizing public transportation can take approximately 1.5 hours each way due to the many stops. The need for timely, dependable, weekday intra-campus transportation options for our commuting students and employees is evident.

To address these concerns, the College will initiate a “pilot” intra-campus shuttle service between the Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campuses starting August 25, 2014. The service is expected to reduce the commute time to approximately 40 minutes each way.

MC SHUTTLE FAQs:

  1. What is the Montgomery College Shuttle?  An express transportation service between the Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring campuses.
  2. What are the hours of operation? 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  3. Who drives the shuttle? The shuttle is operated by drivers from Reston Limousine.
  4. How do I contact the Montgomery College Shuttle?   Questions and comment can always be emailed to parking@montgomerycollege.edu.
  5. Do I always need to go to a designated shuttle stop? Yes.
  6. What if it is past 6:00 p.m. and dark and I need a ride after the shuttle stops running?  The RideOn service is still available to commute between campuses.
  7. How long will the shuttle wait before driving away? Approximately five minutes on each campus between the two stops on the campuses.
  8. If I have a guest visiting me, can he/she ride the shuttle?  You have to have a current Montgomery College ID to ride the shuttle.
  9. Which campuses does the shuttle pick up/drop off? Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring campuses.
  10. How often does the shuttle stop at each campus? Approximately every 45 minutes Monday through Thursday and every 90 minutes on Friday.
  11. Why isn’t the shuttle available at Germantown campus?  It is a trial project at this point and the travel times on public transportation between Rockville and Germantown is much shorter than it is to Takoma Park/Silver Spring.  The decision was made to run the initial trial between Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring and evaluate the possible expansion and/or continuation of the future shuttle.
  12. When does the shuttle run?  Click here for the shuttle schedule.
  13. Where is the shuttle stop located on the Rockville Campus? Near Counseling and Advising and Campus Center.
  14. Where is the shuttle stop located on the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus? Near Cultural Arts Center and Student Services Center.
  15. Is the shuttle handicap accessible? Yes.
  16. How long will it take to travel between Rockville and Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus? Currently estimated at 40 minutes, but please keep in mind that traffic may impact the actual travel time.
  17. Are there any restrictions on how many times I can ride the shuttle each day? No restrictions at this time.


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