Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has collaborated with Arts on the Block since 2015. Arts on the Block (AOB)’s mission is to empower creative youth to imagine and shape fulfilling futures, contributing to the quality of life in their communities. AOB does so by providing mentorship and real-world experiences in the arts, tailored to their unique capabilities. In recent years, youth apprentices created bus stop knee and seat walls, as well as mosaic medallions for stops along the Ride On ExtRa service route.

The latest commission comprises 36 public art sidewalk insets at the 11 stations along the US 29 FLASH route. Each new artwork will be unique to its location, with unifying elements and themes that represent Montgomery County as a community. This partnership continues to challenge and inspire AOB’s talented apprentices as they collaborate and learn, while adding personal design touches to our new public space. These artworks are sure to create an engaging and exciting public transit experience for Flash BRT riders. We look forward to sharing them with you!


RELIABLE Frequent service, dedicated lanes, and green light priority signaling keep FLASH vehicles moving.

EFFICIENT One FLASH vehicle can take up to 90 cars off the road, making our transportation network more efficient and your commute easier.

CLEAN FLASH reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions, making our air cleaner.

COMFORTABLE New FLASH stations will feature real-time travel info and provide a place for you to wait comfortably and pay your fare before boarding.

COST-EFFECTIVE You can save money by riding FLASH instead of driving a car.