A public forum is a meeting that is held when there is a significant change proposed in bus service; reduction in service; or new service to an area where there is no transit. At the public forum, individuals may come to give testimony or comments about a proposed service/program change. Information about the forum itself is generally publicized with the date; time; location and deadline for comments or instructions to individuals on how to register to speak at the public forum. Based on the various public forums, a final decision is made by County Executive related to Ride On service changes and reductions. The County Council makes the final decision on fare changes.
You must register in advance to speak at a public forum. Individuals who would like to speak at the public forum must submit in writing; their name; address; city; state; zip; telephone number; e-mail address; and organization; if any, to the Division of Transit Services, Ride On Public Forum, 101 Monroe Street, 5th Floor, Rockville, Maryland 20850 - or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 240.777.5801 on or before deadline noted in the public forum notice.