OmniRide Celebrates Try Transit Week

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OmniRide will offer free rides on all buses on Friday, Sept. 20 to celebrate Virginia’s annual Try Transit Week. This is an educational event designed to encourage people to try a bus, commuter rail, ferry or vanpool rather than driving alone.

Try Transit Week

Try Transit Week is set for Sept. 16 to 20 and is sponsored by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

Participants who pledge to try transit at TryTransitWeek.org are automatically entered for a chance to win a year of free transit service from a participating Virginia transit provider. The winner also receives a pair of round-trip tickets aboard Virginia’s state-sponsored Amtrak Northeast Regional train. Other prizes include monthly or weekly passes for transit service in areas throughout Virginia. Pledges will be accepted through Sept. 20, 2019.

Express Bus Services

OmniRide offers Express bus services to popular destinations in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. as well as local buses throughout the Prince William County area. OmniRide also can help people find carpools and vanpools that help commuters save time and money!

“Public transportation is an effective way of mitigating traffic congestion, improving air quality and getting around Virginia,” said Jennifer Mitchell, DRPT Director. “Virginia’s transit services connect the Commonwealth to employment opportunities and make experiences more accessible to the community.”

Car Free Days

OmniRide also is participating in Car Free Days, which this year will run from Sept. 21-23. Visit the OmniRide table at the Manassas Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Sept. 21 and learn more about alternatives to driving alone. The Car Free Days promotion is sponsored locally by Commuter Connections. Register to participate and be entered to win prizes at CarFreeMetroDC.org.

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reports those who switch their daily commute from car to public transportation save about $10,000 annually. Investment in public transportation also benefits local and statewide economic growth. Every $1 appropriated for public transportation generates $4 in economic returns, according to APTA.

For more information about OmniRide’s bus services and carpooling/vanpooling options, contact OmniRide at [email protected] or 703-730-6664. Visit TryTransitWeek.org for contest rules and regulations and to take the pledge to participate in Try Transit Week.

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