WOODBRIDGE, VA – OmniRide, in partnership with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), will begin offering three new OmniRide Express commuter bus routes from Stafford, Falmouth and Spotsylvania, beginning December 11. The new routes will provide a cost-effective, stress-free commute option for residents south of the newly extended I-95 Express Lanes.
These routes will have ZERO FARES starting December 11 through January 12. The Stafford – Washington/State Department (541) Express route will originate at the Route 630 Commuter Lot to destinations in downtown Washington. The Falmouth - Pentagon/Rosslyn/Ballston/ Crystal City Express (932) route will begin at the Route 17 Commuter Lot with options to transfer to Washington-bound buses at the Pentagon. Riders on that route can also transfer to buses to Crystal City at the Pentagon. The Spotsylvania /Pentagon/L’Enfant Plaza/Navy Yard (923) route will begin at the new Commonwealth Commuter Lot with options to transfer to a downtown Washington-bound bus at the Pentagon.
“We are very excited to offer these new routes to areas that currently do not have many commuting options, as well as make use of the new express lane infrastructure to reduce travel times,” said Perrin Palistrant, OmniRide Director of Planning and Service Delivery. “We thank our partners at DRPT for the necessary funding to operate the routes and VDOT for providing the necessary commuter lots to operate these services from. We’ve received many positive comments and suggestions for future enhancements. As the opportunity arises, we will evaluate what additional changes could come in the future.”
OmniRide is the operating name for the mobility services offered by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC). The organization provides Local bus service in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park; Express service for commuters along the I-95 and I-66 corridors to employment centers in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.; and Metro Express which connects riders with Metro Stations. In addition, OmniRide’s Employer Services assists local employers who wish to establish or expand an employee transportation program.
View the schedules and plan your OmniRide trip here. A knowledgeable OmniRide Transportation Associate can answer questions at 703-730-6664.