∗In response to coronavirus - COVID-10, transit agencies across Virginia have made changes to keep customers and employees safe. These changes include increased cleaning and disinfecting of vehicles, discontinuing some routes, stops and stations, free fares, and changes in boarding of buses. To find out what changes have been made to the transit service in your area, visit DRPT's Service Locator, select your service area, and then click on the link for the transit service in your area.∗
Public transportation is a great way to get around Virginia and connect to your job, shopping, entertainment, restaurants and sightseeing.
There are so many options: Metro in Northern Virginia, GRTC in downtown Richmond, TRAFFIX in Hampton Roads, the Virginia Breeze bus through the Shenandoah Valley, and more! Visit the service locator to find public transportation in your area, including bus, commuter rail, car pool, van pool, and passenger ferry options.
Every day thousands of Virginians use transit, and it’s easy to see why:
Public transportation saves money. Individuals who switch from driving to transit can save an average of more than $10,000 a year on things like gas costs, tolls, car maintenance bills, and parking fees.
Transit helps the environment. Taking public transportation helps keep harmful carbon emissions down by reducing the use of gasoline. In the United States, public transportation reduces gas consumption by 4.2 billion gallons every year.
Transit reduces traffic congestion. The more people take public transportation, the fewer vehicles are on the road — making it easier to get to your destination. Every commuter rail car can take 120 vehicles off the road, and a single bus can eliminate 40 vehicles from our roads.
Transit provides economic opportunity. Public transportation investments contribute to local and national economic growth. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates $4 in economic returns.
Pledge to try transit during Try Transit Week and you will be entered into our drawing where someone will win our grand prize, and others will win a prize from a local transit provider. See contest rules for details.
The grand prize winner will receive one year of free transit service for their local participating transit operator and a pair of round-trip tickets for Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train.
Other prizes provided by local transit providers include free tickets or passes for local bus service.
Just submit your pledge to be entered for a chance to win the grand prize or one of the local prizes! Your odds of winning depend on the number of pledges received.
Enter your county or ZIP code into the service locator. In the results, click on the link to your local provider’s website to get information on how to use their services and find the best route to your destination.
Transit isn’t just for commuting to work. It can get you anywhere you need to go: a restaurant, museum, a party, a date — the list goes on. Try Transit Week is a great opportunity for you to take a new form of transportation to get to your destination.