Commute!VA Launched to Help Virginians Find Commute Options and Earn Rewards

DRPT Department of Rail and Public Transportation
Contact: Jessica Cowardin
Phone: (804) 205-8702
Email: Jessica Cowardin
Mid-Pen Rideshare

MidPen RideShare
Contact: Beth Johnson
Phone: (804) 758-2311
Email: Beth Johnson

Ride Finders RideFinders
Contact: Von Tisdale
Phone: (804) 474-9370
Email: Von Tisdale

Contact: Sara Pennington
Phone: (434) 979-7310
Email: Sara Pennington

RIDE Solutions RIDE Solutions
Contact: Jeremy Holmes
Phone: (540) 342-9393
Email:Jeremy Holmes
Contact: Ron Hodges
Phone: (757) 222-6006
Email: Ron Hodges
For additional information about each partner organization, please click on the logos above

Date: April 25, 2019

Additional Commute!VA Launched to Help Virginians Find Commute Options and Earn Rewards
DRPT offers new service for Commonwealth commuters to provide multimodal transportation choices

RICHMOND – The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in partnership with five Virginia commuter assistance programs, is launching a new ride matching and commuter rewards service available to those who travel within the Commonwealth at

Commuters can discover all of the multimodal transportation options available in the Commonwealth using the new Commute!VA service. Options within the service include finding rides to carpools or vanpools, finding bus and other transit services and stops, finding park-and-ride locations and finding bike share locations.

Commute!VA also allows users to earn points for tracking their greener trips. Points earned through the new service can be redeemed for rewards such as discounts at select retailers, restaurants, attractions and more. Commuters can also track the money, emissions and travel miles they save.

“This innovative ride sharing website in combination with the local commuter assistance program apps will help transform commuting in the Commonwealth,” said DRPT Director Jennifer Mitchell. “Commuters can now choose the optimal transportation option in one convenient location, which will decrease traffic congestion, increase air quality, and improve mobility options for everyone. Plus, they can be rewarded for taking the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, and even teleworking.”

To get started, visit and download the app for the local commuter assistance program in your region. This service would not be possible without the following partners:

Mid-Pen Rideshare in the Middle Peninsula region

RideFinders in the Richmond region

RideShare in the Charlottesville and Central Shenandoah regions

RIDE Solutions in the regions of Roanoke, New River Valley and Lynchburg


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. 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.