Try Transit Week

TryTransitWeek

Update - 10/9/2013

Thank you for making Virginia’s 2013 Try Transit Week a success! We randomly selected the grand prize winner Monday, September 23. Congratulations Nathan Shrewsbury from Woodbridge, VA. Nathan has chosen a year’s worth of VRE passes to help him with his commute.

The drawings for the local transit passes and tickets have been completed and winner contacted. We hope this initiative has opened a new door into your commuting options and remind everyone that trying transit doesn’t have to end. Visit our Service Locator page to continue your exploration.

Join the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and transportation partners from across the Commonwealth in celebrating the fifth statewide Try Transit Week from September 16-20, 2013! This is a great time to discover new alternatives to your commute and how to get around while saving time, money and energy.

During Try Transit Week, Virginians are invited to try one of the many of transit options available.

Have you had enough of rising gas prices and paying for parking on top of it? When you take public transit, you save money by not stopping at the pump or feeding the meter! You’re not only helping your wallet, you will also be helping the environment by reducing energy consumption and pollution.

Using transit is an easy way to get where you need to go! Instead of sitting in traffic, transit can keep you moving.

When you take the Try Transit Week pledge, you will be entered for a chance to win a year’s free pass to the transit service of your choice!   Need to find transit service in your area?  Try the Service Locator.

Whether you are a seasoned user or a first-timer, there are multiple reasons to try transit!

 

Pledge to win the following:

  • GRAND PRIZE is a free years pass to the transit provider of your choice.
  • Additional prizes awarded by regions.
    • Alexandria Transit Company DASH One (1) winner will receive a Monthly DASH Pass servicing the City of Alexandria
    • Arlington Transit ART Twenty five (25) winners will receive a 7-day bus Pass servicing Arlington County
    • Bay TransitOne winner will receive a Book of 10 tickets servicing the counties of Charles City, Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland.
    • Blacksburg Transit Four (4) winners will receive 3 Monthly Passes servicing Blacksburg and Christiansburg
    • Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) – One (1) winner will receive a Monthly Pass servicing in Charlottesville and Albemarle County
    • Circuit RiderTwo (2) winners will receive a 5 Free Ride Coupons servicing the Town of Warrenton
    • City of Fairfax (CUE)One (1) winner will receive 5 Free Ride Coupons
    • Culpeper Connector Two (2) winners will receive a 5 Free Ride Coupons servicing the Town of Culpeper
    • Fairfax Connector Ten (10) winners will receive a 5 Free Ride Coupons servicing Fairfax County
    • Four County Transit Two (2) winners will receive a Monthly Pass servicing counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell and Tazwell
    • FREDericksburg Regional Transit One winner will receive a Monthly Pass servicing the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, Spotsylvania and Stafford
    • Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC)One winner will receive a Monthly Pass servicing Lynchburg and surrounding counties
    • GRTCTwenty (20) winners will receive a $5 GoCard servicing City of Richmond and counties of Henrico and Chesterfield
    • Loudoun County Transit Three (3) winners will receive a SmarTrip Card good for one week of trips on the commuter buses servicing Loudoun County
    • Mountain Empire Transit Two (2) winners will receive a 20 Ride Passes servicing the City of Norton and counties of Lee, Wise and Scott 
    • Petersburg Area Transit One winner will receive a Monthly Pass servicing City of Petersburg and Hopewell
    • PRTC OmniRideOne winner will receive a $50 SmarTrip Card servicing Prince William County and all towns and cities within
    • Radford TransitTwo (2) winners will receive a Monthly Pass servicing the City of Radford
    • Town of Orange Transit (TOOT)Two (2) winners will receive a 5 Free Ride Coupons serving the Town of Orange
    • Virginia Railway ExpressOne winner will receive a Ten-Trip Ticket servicing Fredericksburg, Stafford, Manassas, Manassas Park and more
    • Win Tran – One winner will receive a Book of 20 single ride tickets servicing the City of Winchester

Continue to try transit during Car Free Days September 20 – 22.



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