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Popular Bike-Sharing Program Could Debut In Md.

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A popular bike-sharing program could be expanding to Rockville, Md., by next year with the help of a $1.9 million federal grant.

The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board approved the funding on Wednesday. It would be used to add 200 bikes and 20 docking stations in Rockville and Shady Grove.

More than 1,100 bikes offered by the Capital Bikeshare program already are being used by commuters and tourists in Washington and Arlington, Va.

Program membership costs $75 for a year, $25 for a month, $15 for five days and $5 for 24 hours.

The number of people with annual memberships jumped from 10,700 in April to 13,835 by the end of May.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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