DRPT to Host Public and Stakeholder Meetings To Identify Unmet Intercity Bus Needs: March 27, 28

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The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) cordially invites all interested members of the public to attend either of two upcoming public meetings designed to identify unmet intercity bus needs across the Commonwealth.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
10:00 A.M.


VDOT Ashland Residency
523 N. Washington Highway
Ashland, VA  23005

Thursday, March 28, 2019
1:00 P.M.


Greater Lynchburg Transit Company
419 Bradley Drive
Lynchburg, VA  24501

Created under the Federal Transit Administration's 5311 (f) program, Virginia launched its first intercity bus service, known as the Virginia Breeze in 2017.  The daily round trip service connects passengers from Blacksburg to Washington D.C. along the I-81 and I-66 corridors, with stops along the route in Christiansburg, Lexington, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Front Royal, Dulles International Airport, and West Falls Church Metro.

The DRPT vision is the creation of a statewide network of connected public transportation services.  Intercity bus program goals include:

  • Improved linkages between the state’s rural areas and the services available in the state’s urban areas, particularly for persons with limited options for personal mobility, and

  • Access to the national intercity bus, rail and air networks for persons living in rural areas and small towns and cities.

The purpose of these meetings is to provide information about DRPT’s intercity bus program and progress to date on this study, and to identify alternatives for expanded intercity bus service. Input collected in these meetings will help DRPT identify underserved corridors and needed intercity bus service improvements.

DRPT is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. DRPT will also provide reasonable accommodations and interpretive services for persons who require special assistance to participate in this public involvement opportunity as required by the ADA. For accommodations, additional information or to file a complaint, please contact our Title VI Compliance Officer at 804-786-4440, 600 E. Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219 or visit our website at www.drpt.virginia.gov.

For further information, please contact: Rebecca Askey, 804-786-6797 or Emily DelRoss, 804-786-6796.

About the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
DRPT’s mission is to improve the mobility of people and goods while expanding transportation choices in the Commonwealth through rail, public transportation, and commuter services.