The Kids Ride Free program provides free rides on County Ride On buses and certain Metrobus routes within Montgomery County to kids ages 18 and under (older if still in high school) who are Montgomery CountyresidentsThe free rides are available weekdays between 2 and 8 p.m.

The program, which is for students, operates year-round. Students should show their Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card when boarding buses.  School photo identification cards (IDs) have been used in the past and will continue to be accepted until a cutoff date is set.   All student riders are requested to have a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card for use by January 1, 2016.  Some schools, all Montgomery County libraries, TRiPS Stores and the Treasury Division office sell the cards for $2.  Please see the list of schools at:  New schools can sign up to participate by contacting Danielle Henderson at