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OmniRide Can Help You Bike to Work May 18

Provided by OmniRide Participating in the annual Bike to Work Day is a breeze if your home and workplace are only a few miles apart. But what if you have a much longer commute? Let OmniRide help! Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 18. Ride your bike to a nearby bus stop that day and then hop on an …

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PRTC elects New Executive Board

Provided by PRTC PRTC has a new Executive Board that will oversee the mobility services operated and sponsored by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission. The 2018 Executive Board slate was completed at the February meeting of the PRTC Board of Commissioners. The officials are responsible for overseeing OmniRide bus and ridesharing services in the Prince William County area along …

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Share your ride and avoid I-66 tolls

Provided by PRTC High tolls on I-66 have made national news, but hundreds of savvy commuters know how to get a faster trip without having to pay a toll. They use transit or rideshare! Single occupant vehicles are now allowed to use I-66 Inside the Beltway during rush hours but only if they pay a toll. The toll cost varies …

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Express Lanes Offer Tips for Peak Holiday Traffic Season

Provided by Express Lanes A mix of travel factors including increased holiday traffic, Metro SafeTrack work and seasonal changes such as fewer daylight hours are causing changing traffic patterns and increasing congestion on I-495 and I-95. Customers can save significantly on tolls by simply avoiding the peak of rush hour. Toll prices are 33 to 60 percent less expensive during …

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PRTC Service Change and Fare Increase Take Effect July 5

Provided by Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) A fare increase and changes to routing and timetables will take effect on Tuesday, July 5 on buses operated by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC). PRTC updates its bus schedules twice a year to reflect changes in routing and travel times. These service changes and the fare increase were the …

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Local Funding Vital to Sustaining PRTC Services

Provided by Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission PRTC’s efforts to plug its budget shortfall with additional revenues from the region’s motor fuels tax failed for this year when state officials last week tabled a bill that would have stabilized gas tax revenues. This development within the state legislature shows just how critical local support is for sustaining public transportation services in Prince William County, …

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Public Hearings for PRTC Budget

Provided by Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) will host a series of public hearings on its proposed FY 2017 budget, which includes a proposed 10% cut in bus services and a 5% fare increase. Hearings will be held: Tuesday, February 9, 1:00 p.m. at Manassas City Hall, 9027 Center Street, Manassas Wednesday, February …

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PRTC Proposes Service Cuts, Fare Increase

Provided by Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) While declining gasoline and diesel fuel costs are providing an economic benefit for consumers and business, public transit authorities are losing significant revenues as the result of declining motor fuel taxes. The loss of those revenues for the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) has created a $9.2 million budget deficit that is forcing a proposed …

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Public Hearing Set for Proposed Cessation of Tysons OmniRide Route

PRTC will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, to accept comments on the proposed cessation of the Tysons OmniRide commuter bus route. PRTC has operated the route since November 2009 with all of the required subsidy paid by Virginia Megaprojects, a partnership of the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. …

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PRTC Wins Employer Services Award

  PRTC has been recognized for its work to develop and expand commuting options for those employed in the Prince William County area. The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission is best known for providing commuter and local bus services in the Prince William County area. However, the agency also promotes ridesharing via vanpools and carpools, and works with area employers …

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