“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