Malik ul Ashter Husain, a member of the Washington, D.C. Bohra community, is employed by Maryland’s Department of Transportation as a lead instructor for the newly operational 62-foot buses. In addition to reducing pollution and provide a cost-effective commute option, these buses will help cut commute time by 30 percent. The Washington Post adds, “this new service comes as jurisdictions across the region are reassessing transit service levels due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.”
Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Malik ul Ashter has been serving on the front lines to ensure that buses remain fully operational to allow for those dependent on public transportation, including many essential workers residing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, to get to where they need to go on a reliable and cost-effective transit bus. Current Ride On bus policy has waived fares for all individual riding its buses during the pandemic.Malik ul Ashter is proud to serve his local community as a public servant, especially during these difficult times when many Americans are struggling to make ends meet.