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The City of Rockville does not operate its own public transportation system. However, various transit agencies operate routes within Rockville. Below are examples of the transit systems available within Rockville, as well as bus rapid transit, a transit system that is currently in the planning stages.

Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA)
Metro Map
UPDATE: Starting on June 4, 2016, Metro is embarking on a year-long effort to address safety recommendations and rehabilitate the Metrorail system to improve safety and reliability. To find more information on how it could affect your commute, visit WMATA's SafeTrack website at https://wmata.com/rail/safetrack.cfm?.

To find more information on Montgomery County's response to SafeTrack, including direct bus shuttles between Shady Grove and Grosvenor during the single-tracking between Shady Grove and Twinbrook, see the County's website at

Rockville is connected to the regional public transportation system through WMATA, which runs the Metrorail and Metrobus lines. Rockville is served by two Metrorail stations on the Red Line:

Rockville Station - 251 Hungerford Drive (Metered Parking, Daily Parking, Reserved Parking, Carsharing, Bike Racks, Bike Lockers)  

Twinbrook Station - 1600 Chapman Avenue (Metered Parking, Daily Parking, Reserved Parking, Carsharing, Bike Racks, Bike Lockers)

The Shady Grove Station (15903 Somerville Drive) lies just north of the city limits of Rockville and serves as the terminus of the Red Line, and the White Flint Station (5500 Marinelli Road) is to the south of Rockville. More information on WMATA's Metrorail service can be found at their website.

WMATA also runs an extensive bus service with several lines running through Rockville. A full map and timetables of these and other lines in the area can be found at WMATA's Metrobus website. 

RideOn (Montgomery County Department of Transportation)
Montgomery County runs their own transit service through the Montgomery County Department of Transportation. This service is called RideOn, which operates dozens of bus lines throughout the County. These bus lines carry passengers on local and regional trips through Rockville.

More information about RideOn lines, including maps and timetables, can be found at their website here.

MARC (Maryland Transit Authority)
The Maryland Transit Administration runs three commuter rail lines (MARC) from Martinsburg, West Virginia to the west, Perryville, Maryland to the north, and Washington's Union Station to the south. Rockville is served by the Rockville Station on the Brunswick Line that runs between Martinsburg, WV/Frederick, MD and Union Station. Rockville Station is located at 307 S. Stonestreet Ave.

MARC service through Rockville is available Monday through Friday. Eastbound trains to Union Station stop at Rockville Station in frequent intervals between 5:45 AM and 8:41 AM, and westbound trains to Martinsburg, WV/Frederick, MD stop at Rockville Station in frequent intervals from 3:59 PM to 7:50 PM. More information on MARC service through Rockville can be found at the MTA MARC website here.

Amtrak also serves Rockville at the same station that MARC serves, located at 307 S. Stonestreet Ave. Amtrak's Capitol Limited line runs through Rockville between Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL through Pittsburgh, PA and Cleveland, OH. More information on Amtrak service through Rockville can be found at www.amtrak.com.

King Farm Shuttle
The King Farm Citizens Assembly operates three circular shuttles around the King Farm Neighborhood. All three stops service the Shady Grove Metro Station and run approximately every 20 minutes throughout the day. More information on the King Farm Shuttle can be found here: King Farm Shuttle.

Senior Services - City of Rockville
The City of Rockville provides a variety of services to seniors age 60+, including bus service to the senior center and shopping. Call Senior Support Services at 240-314-8810 for more information on this service.

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments offers a variety of Commuter Connections services, which can be found at their website here.

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation provides benefits for carpooling and ridesharing, including a Guaranteed Ride Home Program, by filling out the form at their website here.

Bus Rapid Transit
Rockville is working with Montgomery County and the State of Maryland to study the addition of Bus Rapid Transit into the area. Bus Rapid Transit works like light rail but is more cost-effective and requires less space.

To learn more about Bus Rapid Transit in Rockville, and how you can join the conversation on the future of public transportation in Rockville and Montgomery County, visit the Bus Rapid Transit page on the Community Planning and Development Services website.