Public transportation is a great alternative to driving in the Commonwealth.
There are so many options: Metro in Northern Virginia, GRTC in downtown Richmond, TRAFFIX in Hampton Roads, the Breeze transit service 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.
More Americans are using 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.
It 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 the need for 40 vehicles.
It 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 and enter the information requested — your contact information, location, and local transit provider.
Once you have submitted your pledge, you will be entered in two contests — one for the grand prize and one for prizes from your local transit provider. DRPT is managing the contest and will randomly select one grand prize winner from all entrants and local prize winner(s) from entrants for each local transit provider.
The grand prize winner will receive one year of free transit service from their local participating transit operator and a pair of round-trip tickets for Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train.
Prizes offered by local transit providers include free tickets or passes for local travel.
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, museums, 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.