Park and Ride in Virginia


About Virginia's P and Rs

Introduction To VDOT's Park And Ride Lot Program

What is Park and Ride?

Park and Ride lots are parking lots available for use when commuting to work or school, or when sightseeing, shopping, running errands, etc.

P and R lots allow commuters, particularly long-distance commuters, to park their vehicles at a convenient location and then finish their commute using alternative transportation modes – carpool, vanpool, bus, train, bike or walk.

P and R lots provide an essential service – a place to meet other commuters to facilitate ridesharing.


Partner Organizations

The P and R Lot Program is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). It’s part of VDOT’s long-range multimodal plan. For more information, visit the 2035 Virginia Surface Transportation Plan Update.

Or:
Virginia Department of Transportation
Park and Ride Program
Transportation and Mobility Planning Division
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219
www.virginiadot.org

To ensure the success of the program, VDOT works closely with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The mission of DRPT is to improve the mobility of people and goods while expanding transportation choices in the commonwealth. This agency plays a key role in ensuring mobility for Virginians. DRPT focuses on rail, public transportation and commuter services. Learn more:

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
600 E. Main St.
Suite 2102
Richmond, Virginia 23219
www.drpt.virginia.gov

Commuter Resource Agencies

Commuter resource agencies provide information and support to commuters to help them make the best decisions about their commutes.

Your local commuter resource agency can tell you about the transportation options that are available to you and how to use or arrange for those options.

Your local agency can also tell you about programs and services for commuters available in your area.

Click on the agency in your area to find out about carpools, vanpools, public transportation (such as commuter or express bus), and other options, programs and services in your area.

Find the commuter resource agency that serves your area:

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Northern Virginia Region

Arlington County Commuter Services

Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), Arlington County’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) agency, was established in 1989 in order to enhance the economic vitality of Arlington County.

Its mission involves reducing traffic congestion, decreasing parking demand, promoting maximum use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) infrastructure and improving air quality and mobility in and around Arlington.

ACCS provides information and services to increase the use of alternative transportation through several web resources and commuter stores. Learn more about ACCS through its websites:

Location:
2100 Clarendon Blvd‚ Suite 900
Arlington, Virginia 22201
703-228-7433, 703-524-4959
www.commuterpage.com

Serves the following area:
Arlington County

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Commuter Connections

Commuter Connections is a network of northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland commuter organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

It provides commuters with information on all of their commute options, so they can make smart choices about travel to work.

It also helps employers establish commuting benefits / assistance programs, including telework / telecommute programs.

Location:
777 North Capitol St., NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002
800-745-7433
202-962-3218
https://www.mwcog.org/transportation/programs/commuter-connections/

Serves the following areas:
Arlington, Caroline, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Lancaster, Loudoun, Madison, Northumberland, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Richmond, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren and Westmoreland counties, Clifton (Fairfax County), Colonial Beach (Westmoreland County), Culpeper (Culpeper County), Dumfries (Prince William County), Front Royal (Warren County), Hamilton (Loudoun County), Herndon (Fairfax County), Leesburg (Loudoun County), Lovettsville (Loudoun County), Luray (Page County), Madison (Madison County), Middleburg (Loudoun County), Occoquan (Fairfax, Prince William counties), Orange (Orange County), Purcellville (Loudoun County), Quantico (Prince William County), Remington (Fauquier County), Round Hill (Loudoun County), Shenandoah (Page County), The Plains (Fauquier County), Vienna (Fairfax County), Warrenton (Fauquier County), Washington (Rappahannock County), Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park and Winchester.

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Fairfax County RideSources

The RideSources Program is operated by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and is a member of Commuter Connections.

The RideSources Program provides commuters with free ridesharing information‚ including ride-matching assistance to form or join carpools or vanpools.

Location:
4050 Legato Rd., Suite 400
Fairfax, Virginia 22033
703-877-5900
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot
 

Serves the following area:
Fairfax County

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PRTC OmniMatch

OmniMatch is a free‚ personalized ride matching service for carpoolers and vanpoolers.

Through the use of an extensive regional database‚ OmniMatch links commuters who have similar work hours‚ origination and destination points.

Location:
14700 Potomac Mills Rd.
Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
703-730-6664
703-583-1377
www.prtctransit.org

Serves the following areas:
Prince William County, Manassas, Manassas Park, Gainesville area.

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Staunton Region

Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission

RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, working to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility throughout Central Virginia and the Central Shenandoah Valley.

It offers free carpool and SchoolPool matching, vanpool coordination and it operates a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency. RideShare also works with employers to develop and implement traffic reduction programs, and they market the region's Park and Ride lots.

Location:
112 MacTanly Place
Staunton, Virginia 24401
540-885-5174
www.rideshareinfo.org

Serves the following areas:
Rockingham‚ Augusta‚ Rockbridge‚ Highland and Bath counties and all the towns and cities within.

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Commuter Connections

Commuter Connections is a network of northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland commuter organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

It provides commuters with information on all of their commute options, so they can make smart choices about travel to work.

It also helps employers establish commuting benefits / assistance programs, including telework / telecommute programs.

Location:
777 North Capitol St., NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002
800-745-7433
202-962-3218
https://www.mwcog.org/transportation/programs/commuter-connections/

Serves the following areas:
Arlington, Caroline, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Lancaster, Loudoun, Madison, Northumberland, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Richmond, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren and Westmoreland counties, Clifton (Fairfax County), Colonial Beach (Westmoreland County), Culpeper (Culpeper County), Dumfries (Prince William County), Front Royal (Warren County), Hamilton (Loudoun County), Herndon (Fairfax County), Leesburg (Loudoun County), Lovettsville (Loudoun County), Luray (Page County), Madison (Madison County), Middleburg (Loudoun County), Occoquan (Fairfax, Prince William counties), Orange (Orange County), Purcellville (Loudoun County), Quantico (Prince William County), Remington (Fauquier County), Round Hill (Loudoun County), Shenandoah (Page County), The Plains (Fauquier County), Vienna (Fairfax County), Warrenton (Fauquier County), Washington (Rappahannock County), Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park and Winchester.

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RIDE Solutions

RIDE Solutions is the regional rideshare program for the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Region.

It offers carpool matching services‚ as well as transit and Park and Ride information and an emergency cab service to participants. Membership and services are free.

Location:
P.O. Box 2569
313 Luck Ave.
Roanoke, Virginia 24010
540-342-9393
540-343-4416
www.ridesolutions.org

Serves the following areas:
Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and Roanoke counties, Blacksburg (Montgomery County), Boones Mill (Franklin County), Buchanan (Botetourt County), Christiansburg (Montgomery County), Dublin (Pulaski County), Fincastle (Botetourt County), Floyd (Floyd County), Glen Lyn (Giles County), Iron Gate (Alleghany County), Narrows (Giles County), New Castle (CraigCounty), Pearisburg (Giles County), Pembroke (Giles County), Pulaski (Pulaski County), Rich Creek (Giles County),Rocky Mount (Franklin County), Troutville (Boutetort County), Vinton (Roanoke County), Clifton Forge, Covington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke and Salem

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Valley Commuter Assistance / Ride Smart

RideSmart is a free ride-matching service that helps users connect with commuters who have similar schedules or travel patterns.

In addition to ride-matching, RideSmart also helps participants identify a full array of commuting alternatives, such as Telework Virginia!, Metro, and MARC train.

It offers support and services for carpooling, vanpooling, SmartBenefits, Guaranteed Ride Home, ride-matching and other information to help commuters.

The website also offers information about commuter tax benefits and offers a Commuting Calculator to see how much commuting costs.


Location: 
103 E. 6th St.
Front Royal, Virginia 22630
540-636-8800 540-635-4147
www.ridesmartva.org
 

Serves the following areas: 
Winchester and Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren counties

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Culpeper Region

Commuter Connections

Commuter Connections is a network of northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland commuter organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

It provides commuters with information on all of their commute options, so they can make smart choices about travel to work.

It also helps employers establish commuting benefits / assistance programs, including telework / telecommute programs.

Location:
777 North Capitol St., NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002
800-745-7433
202-962-3218
https://www.mwcog.org/transportation/programs/commuter-connections/

Serves the following areas:
Arlington, Caroline, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Lancaster, Loudoun, Madison, Northumberland, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Richmond, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren and Westmoreland counties, Clifton (Fairfax County), Colonial Beach (Westmoreland County), Culpeper (Culpeper County), Dumfries (Prince William County), Front Royal (Warren County), Hamilton (Loudoun County), Herndon (Fairfax County), Leesburg (Loudoun County), Lovettsville (Loudoun County), Luray (Page County), Madison (Madison County), Middleburg (Loudoun County), Occoquan (Fairfax, Prince William counties), Orange (Orange County), Purcellville (Loudoun County), Quantico (Prince William County), Remington (Fauquier County), Round Hill (Loudoun County), Shenandoah (Page County), The Plains (Fauquier County), Vienna (Fairfax County), Warrenton (Fauquier County), Washington (Rappahannock County), Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park and Winchester.

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Rappahannock-Rapidan Commuter Services

Rappahannock-Rapidan Commuter Services offers information and support for commuters to carpool, vanpool, ride commuter rail or take a commuter bus.

This agency provides ride-matching services, schedule information, route planning and telework information. It also provides Guaranteed Ride Home information.

Location:
420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106
Culpeper, Virginia 22701
540-829-7451
540-829-7452
www.rrcommute.org

Serves the following areas:
Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties

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RideShare

RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, working to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility throughout Central Virginia and the Central Shenandoah Valley.

It offers free carpool and SchoolPool matching and vanpool coordination.

It operates a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency.

RideShare also works with employers to develop and implement traffic reduction programs and markets the region's Park and Ride lots. RideShare is a member of the Commuter Information Team (CIT), a partnership that includes JAUNT, Charlottesville Area Transit, University Transit Service and Greene County Transit.

Its work with the CIT includes acting as a transportation information and referral center for the region, as well as contributing to joint marketing and awareness efforts.

Location: 
Thomas Jefferson Planning District
401 E. Water St. – P.O. Box 1505
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
434-295-6165
434-979-1597
www.rideshareinfo.org
 

Serves the following areas: 
Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties, Mineral (Louisa County), Scottsville (Albemarle, Fluvanna counties), Stanardsville (Greene County), Charlottesville

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Fredericksburg Region

Commuter Connections

Commuter Connections is a network of northern Virginia, D.C. and Maryland commuter organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

It provides commuters with information on all of their commute options so they can make smart choices about travel to work.

It also helps employers establish commuting benefits / assistance programs, including telework / telecommute programs.

Location:
777 North Capitol St., NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002
800-745-7433
202-962-3218
https://www.mwcog.org/transportation/programs/commuter-connections/

Serves the following areas:
Arlington, Caroline, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Lancaster, Loudoun, Madison, Northumberland, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Richmond, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Warren and Westmoreland counties, Clifton (Fairfax County), Colonial Beach (Westmoreland County), Culpeper (Culpeper County), Dumfries (Prince William County), Front Royal (Warren County), Hamilton (Loudoun County), Herndon (Fairfax County), Leesburg (Loudoun County), Lovettsville (Loudoun County), Luray (Page County), Madison (Madison County), Middleburg (Loudoun County), Occoquan (Fairfax, Prince William counties), Orange (Orange County), Purcellville (Loudoun County), Quantico (Prince William County), Remington (Fauquier County), Round Hill (Loudoun County), Shenandoah (Page County), The Plains (Fauquier County), Vienna (Fairfax County), Warrenton (Fauquier County), Washington (Rappahannock County), Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park and Winchester.

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GWRideConnect

GWRideConnect is a free ridesharing service that assists persons who are seeking daily transportation from Fredericksburg, and from Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George counties, to employment locations in Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Richmond, Dahlgren and other employment sites in the Fredericksburg area.

It provides information and help regarding transit, carpooling, vanpooling, Guaranteed Ride Home and other commuter support and programs.

Location:
406 Princess Anne St.
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
540-373-7665
540-899-4808
www.gwrideconnect.org

Serves the following areas:
Caroline, Spotsylvania, Stafford and King George counties, and Fredericksburg

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Middle Peninsula Rideshare

Middle Peninsula Rideshare Commuter Services are provided by the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission's Transportation Demand Management Program, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.

MidPenRideShare assists persons who are seeking transportation alternatives to commuting within the Middle Peninsula area and to employment locations in the greater Richmond, Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., areas.

They provide information about carpooling, vanpooling, bus, rail, Guaranteed Ride Home and other commuter programs and services.

Location:
Middle Peninsula PDC
P. O. Box 286
Saluda, Virginia 23149
877-784-4844
804-758-3221
www.mppdc.com

Serves the following areas:
Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King William, Mathews and Middlesex counties, Tappahannock (Essex County), Urbanna (Middlesex County), West Point (King William County)

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NeckRide.org

The Northern Neck Rideshare Program and NeckRide.org are administered by the Northern Neck Planning District Commission.

The program acts as a clearinghouse for transportation information for the Northern Neck, in addition to helping commuters find carpools and vanpools.

It offers free ride-matching service that provides users the opportunity to connect with individuals with similar commutes.

Location:
P. O. Box 1600
Warsaw, Virginia 22572
804-333-6683
804-333-5274
www.neckride.org

Serves the following areas:
Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland counties, Colonial Beach (Westmoreland County), Warsaw (Richmond County), White Stone (Lancaster County)

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TRAFFIX

TRAFFIX is a cooperative public service designed to promote transportation alternatives.

It is TRAFFIX’s mission to assist in the continued efforts to decrease traffic congestion in southeastern Virginia by reducing the number of single-occupancy vehicles commuting to work by encouraging the usage of high-occupancy vehicle lanes through ridesharing and by encouraging the usage of alternatives to driving, such as public transportation and bicycling.

TRAFFIX operates programs and provides information related to carpooling, ride-matching, vanpooling and van leasing, transportation incentives (such as transit passes, fare cards and vouchers), teleworking and Guaranteed Ride.

Location: 
P. O. Box 2096
Hampton Roads Transit
Norfolk, Virginia 23501
757-222-6000
757-222-6103
www.gohrt.com/services/traffix/
 

Serves the following areas: 
Accomack, Essex, Franklin, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Southampton and York counties, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Tappahannock, Urbanna, Virginia Beach, West Point and Williamsburg

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Richmond Region

RideFinders

RideFinders, a division of GRTC Transit System, is the regional non-profit agency that works to move more commuters in fewer vehicles throughout the Central Virginia region to protect air quality and increase the efficiency of the region's transportation network.

RideFinders' efforts help increase the efficiency of the transportation infrastructure, improve the air we breathe, enhance quality of life and sustain a healthy economy.

RideFinders provides: transit information, vanpool services, carpool matching, a clean air campaign, a Commuter Choice Program, telework information, a downtown commuter guide, an Emergency Ride Home Program, employer-based commuter marketing, employer relocation and site analysis services, bike and pedestrian commuter services and Park and Ride lot information.

RideFinders also operates a commuter store.

Location: 
1013 E. Main St.
The Historic Ironfronts Building
Richmond, Virginia 23219
804-643-RIDE
804-649-2513
www.ridefinders.com

Serves the following areas: 
Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico countyies, plus Petersburg and Richmond

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Hampton Roads Region

TRAFFIX

TRAFFIX is a cooperative public service designed to promote transportation alternatives.

It is TRAFFIX’s mission to assist in the continued efforts to decrease traffic congestion in southeastern Virginia by reducing the number of single-occupancy vehicles commuting to work by encouraging the usage of high-occupancy vehicle lanes through ridesharing and by encouraging the usage of alternatives to driving, such as public transportation and bicycling.

TRAFFIX operates programs and provides information related to carpooling, ride-matching, vanpooling and van leasing, transportation incentives (such as transit passes, fare cards and vouchers), teleworking and Guaranteed Ride.

Location: 
P. O. Box 2096
Hampton Roads Transit
Norfolk, Virginia 23501
757-222-6000
757-222-6103
www.gohrt.com/services/traffix/
 

Serves the following areas: 
Accomack, Essex, Franklin, Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King William, Mathews, Middlesex, Northampton, Southampton and York counties, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Tappahannock, Urbanna, Virginia Beach, West Point and Williamsburg

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Lynchburg Region

RIDE Solutions

RIDE Solutions is the regional rideshare program for the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Region.

It offers carpool matching services‚ as well as transit and Park and Ride information and an emergency cab service to participants. Membership and services are free.

Location:
P.O. Box 2569
313 Luck Ave.
Roanoke, Virginia 24010
540-342-9393
540-343-4416
www.ridesolutions.org

Serves the following areas:
Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and Roanoke counties, Blacksburg (Montgomery County), Boones Mill (Franklin County), Buchanan (Botetourt County), Christiansburg (Montgomery County), Dublin (Pulaski County), Fincastle (Botetourt County), Floyd (Floyd County), Glen Lyn (Giles County), Iron Gate (Alleghany County), Narrows (Giles County), New Castle (CraigCounty), Pearisburg (Giles County), Pembroke (Giles County), Pulaski (Pulaski County), Rich Creek (Giles County),Rocky Mount (Franklin County), Troutville (Boutetort County), Vinton (Roanoke County), Clifton Forge, Covington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke and Salem

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RideShare

RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, working to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility throughout Central Virginia and the Central Shenandoah Valley.

It offers free carpool and SchoolPool matching and vanpool coordination.

It operates a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency.

RideShare also works with employers to develop and implement traffic reduction programs and markets the region's Park and Ride lots. RideShare is a member of the Commuter Information Team (CIT), a partnership that includes JAUNT, Charlottesville Area Transit, University Transit Service and Greene County Transit.

Its work with the CIT includes acting as a transportation information and referral center for the region, as well as contributing to joint marketing and awareness efforts.

Location: 
Thomas Jefferson Planning District
401 E. Water St. – P.O. Box 1505
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
434-295-6165
434-979-1597
www.rideshareinfo.org
 
Serves the following areas: 
Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties, Mineral (Louisa County), Scottsville (Albemarle, Fluvanna counties), Stanardsville (Greene County), Charlottesville

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Salem/Roanoke Region

RIDE Solutions

RIDE Solutions is the regional rideshare program for the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Region.

It offers carpool matching services‚ as well as transit and Park and Ride information and an emergency cab service to participants. Membership and services are free.

Location:
P.O. Box 2569
313 Luck Ave.
Roanoke, Virginia 24010
540-342-9393
540-343-4416
www.ridesolutions.org

Serves the following areas:
Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and Roanoke counties, Blacksburg (Montgomery County), Boones Mill (Franklin County), Buchanan (Botetourt County), Christiansburg (Montgomery County), Dublin (Pulaski County), Fincastle (Botetourt County), Floyd (Floyd County), Glen Lyn (Giles County), Iron Gate (Alleghany County), Narrows (Giles County), New Castle (CraigCounty), Pearisburg (Giles County), Pembroke (Giles County), Pulaski (Pulaski County), Rich Creek (Giles County),Rocky Mount (Franklin County), Troutville (Boutetort County), Vinton (Roanoke County), Clifton Forge, Covington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke and Salem

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Bristol Region

none listed.

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Taxi and bus

A guaranteed way home

Guaranteed Ride programs provide transportation for commuters in case of an emergency or unscheduled overtime at work.

These programs are available throughout Virginia –  85 percent of current Park and Ride users say there is a Guaranteed Ride or Emergency Ride program in their community.

Contact your area commuter resource agency to find a program near you.

Want to learn more about your commuter options? Check out your area commuter resource agency.

Page last modified: Nov. 6, 2017