FAQ's

What is Try Transit Week?
Try Transit Week is a statewide event sponsored by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) to encourage everyone to give bus, rail, vanpool and ferry transit a try. Prizes are available.

How can I win a prize?
When you pledge that you will try transit during. You will be automatically entered for a chance to win one year of free transit rides, as well as a pair of round-trip Amtrak tickets on the Northeast Regional! Other prizes will be donated by local transit providers. Click here for a complete list.

Why try transit?
Most people say they could use more money and time. Transit helps you get more of both! Individuals who ride public transportation instead of driving can save, on average, more than $769 per month1. You can also work, read, listen to music and text while you travel, and you’ll arrive at your destination stress-free and hassle-free.

Where can transit take me?
Transit isn’t just for commuting to work. Transit options can help you get to school or college, a medical appointment, a coffee shop, museums, a party, the movies, the mall, a date, most anywhere you want to go.

What if I already use transit?
Even if you already use transit, you can still take the pledge and be entered to win prizes*. Try Transit Week is a great time to keep up the good work and spread the word about the benefits that transit delivers such as cost savings and congestion relief.

How can I learn more?
Visit trytransitweek.org for more information on Try Transit Week, transit options in your area, the benefits of using transit, and how to win FREE transit for a year and a pair of tickets on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional!*

What if I don’t know what transit service serves me?
Visit our Service Locator to search by Virginia county or zip code to find a public transportation or commuter assistance service provider near you.


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. For additional information on DRPT’s nondiscrimination policies and procedures or to file a complaint, please contact the Title VI Compliance Officer, Linda Balderson, 804-786-4440, 600 E. Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219.
1 According to the most recent American Public Transportation Association transit savings report
* See trytransitweek.org for contest rules and regulations