Transportation needs are continuing to grow and change in Northern Virginia.
OmniRide, Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission’s (PRTC) commuter bus service, is offering programs that commuters can take advantage of.
Holly Morello and Chuck Steigerwald from OmniRide spoke at an Economic Development Committee Meeting that the Prince William Chamber of Commerce held in Manassas on Monday.
Meeting attendees learned about transportation projects, including one on I-66.
More than 22 miles of Express Lanes are being added to the interstate.
Vehicles with at least three “occupants,” buses, vanpools and car pools may use the lanes for free, according to Morello.
Transportation Demand Management (TMD) services, such as a ridematching program, were also covered.
“This is a free ridematching service for anyone in Prince William County, and it assists commuters to get out of their single occupancy vehicles and into a ridesharing arrangement, such as car pooling, van pooling or slugging,” Morello said.
Steigerwald presented on OmniRide’s strategic plan and some of the organization’s focuses, which includes building relationships and being innovative.
He also discussed how those goals can be met.
“It really comes down to … building a formalized process for seeking feedback, getting information, sharing data, sharing ideas and concepts, and communicating that back and forth,” Steigerwald said.
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