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Virginia's 2017 Try Transit Week September 18 - 22. Congratulations to the 2016 grand prize winner Niraj Shrestha from Ashburn!



Virginians are trying transit and loving it. You can try it too during the Virginia's Try Transit Week. Join the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and transportation partners from across the Commonwealth in our celebration! This is a great time to discover new transit options and how to get around.

Using transit is an easy way to get where you need to go! Instead of sitting in traffic, transit can keep you moving. Take public transportation and take a break from gas prices and paying for parking and tolls. Your wallet and watch will thank you for saving money and time! The environment will thank you too because you’ll be helping to reduce energy consumption and pollution.

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

Pledge to use transit and be entered into drawings to win the following:

(To be eligible for prize drawings, pledge forms must be received by the end of the day September 22, 2017. Check back here as more local prizes may be available in the coming days. See contest rules for more details.)

  • One (1) GRAND PRIZE winner will receive bus or other transit passes equivalent to one year of transit service to and from work and a pair of round-trip tickets on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional.

    Additional prizes for participating transit services are show below. Winners for these prizes will be drawn from pledges received from residents from the respective transit service areas.
     
  • Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) – One (1) winner will receive a DASH Pass valid for unlimited rides during a calendar month.
  • Bay Transit – One (1) winner will receive 4 books of tickets, about one month of free rides.
  • Blacksburg Transit – Two (2) winners will each receive one BT Monthly Bus Pass
  • Fairfax County – Two (2) winners will each receive a $50 SmarTrip card good on all Fairfax Connector buses and Metro.
  • Four County Transit – Two (2) winners will receive a 30-day RIDE Pass.
  • Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLTC) – One (1) winner will receive a monthly pass good for unlimited rides for an entire month.
  • Hampton Roads Transit – One (1) winner on the Northside (Hampton or Newport News) and one (1) winner on the Southside (Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach) will each receive a 30-day fare card.
  • Petersburg Area Transit – One (1) winner will receive a 30-day pass
  • Loudoun County Transit – Two (2) winners will each receive a $50 SmarTrip card and two (2) additional winners will each receive $20 worth of punch passes for local bus service.
  • PRTC OmniRide – One (1) winner will receive a $50 SmarTrip card and two additional winners will receive a $25 SmarTrip card.
  • Richmond GRTC – One (1) winner will receive a 7-day unlimited ride pass.
  • Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) – One (1) winner will receive a 30-Day goWATA Pass.

  • Check back here to see local prizes donated from Virginia's transit service providers.

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