Users of I-66 have a chance to save some money.
Starting May 7, OmniRide will offer a discount for passengers of express buses that travel along the interstate.
Riders will pay half-fares on bus trips while express lanes are being constructed on I-66 during the next four years, according to a release.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) are funding the discount in an effort to reduce traffic congestion.
The half-fares can be used for Manassas and Gainesville express buses that stop at the Tysons Corner Metro Station, at the Pentagon and in Washington, D.C.
A one-way SmarTrip to the Pentagon and parts of Washington, D.C., will cost $3.45 rather than the typical $6.90 rate. Meanwhile, a trip to the Metro station will cost $1.75 instead of $3.45.
“Not only will OmniRide passengers ride for half-price during construction of the Express Lanes, but they’ll also get the added benefit of relaxing during their commute so they won’t be too exhausted to engage with family and friends or enjoy the long summer days,” OmniRide Executive Director Bob Schneider said in a release.
Passengers of I-66 OmniRide buses have access to three commuter lots.
It is recommended that they use the Portsmouth Road lot located on Sudley Road in Manassas.
Those who are unable to access public transit due to their work schedule or work location can use a free OmniRide service that helps commuters find carpools and vanpools.
Community members interested in the service can fill out a form will information about their commute. OmniRide will help them find “ridesharing matches” by adding their information to a database.
To learn more information about public transit and ridesharing, visit PRTCtransit.org or talk to a Customer Service Agent by calling 703-730-6664.
© Copyright 2018 What's Up Prince William. All Rights Reserved