New FLASH bus line aims to help speed commutes on eastern side of Montgomery Co.

“We owe this to the east county,” said Tom Hucker, the county council’s vice president. “There residents deserve first class transit, just like those who live within walking distance of a Metro Station.”

With the launch of Montgomery County’s FLASH bus rapid transit on Wednesday, local leaders said they have finally settled a transit debt to residents who live along Columbia Pike/Route 29.

The bus service, which serves the eastern section of the county, went into action on Wednesday after a ceremony in Silver Spring. Service on the line will run seven days a week.

The service runs from 5:30 a.m. to midnight and connects the Silver Spring Transit Center with Burtonsville, Maryland, and uses modern buses that have Wi-Fi and USB ports. >Read More

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