Bus

Virginia launches 'Try Transit Week'

Posted on September 20, 2010

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and transportation partners from across the state are launching the third annual, statewide Try Transit Week from Sept. 20-24.

During Try Transit Week, Virginians are encouraged to stop driving alone and try one of the variety of transit options available such as bus and rail service, carpools, vanpools or telework.

Try Transit Week urges the use of transit in order to save money through reduced car and fuel costs and reduce highway congestion.

Residents who pledge to try a form of transit between Sept. 20-24 will be entered for a chance to win a year's free pass to the transit service of their choice and two round-trip tickets on Amtrak Virginia. Pledges can also help localities win the contest for the highest number of pledges.

Try Transit Week began in 2005 to promote transportation choice and alternatives to single occupant vehicle travel in Richmond. In 2008, DRPT expanded Try Transit Week to a statewide event.

The event educates Virginians about transportation options other than driving alone, and it seeks to increase participation in those options.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Via, Keolis Downer launch Aus. on-demand service

The Newcastle service will initially span the neighborhoods of Warners Bay, Gateshead, Charlestown, and Dudley.

N.Y. MTA launches all-electric bus pilot program

MTA will test 10 new buses by Proterra and New Flyer with the hope of ordering an additional 60 all-electric buses.

MCI unveils redesigned buses at UMA

Check out MCI's latest advancements at UMA, Booth 479. 

All New Flyer facilities now capable of building battery-electric buses

The Anniston, Ala., facility now joins all other New Flyer locations with capability to manufacture the Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric bus, including Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Crookston and St. Cloud, Minn.

CCW hosts facility tour for Calif. Transit Association attendees

Attendees were escorted by CCW key personnel in a 50-passenger tram through several production areas, which included welding, fabrication, engine repowering, and other work areas that spotlighted full bus rehabilitation, accident repairs, electrification processes, and aftersales service.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close