Park and Ride in Virginia


About Virginia's P&Rs

Introduction to VDOT's Park & Ride lot program

What is Park & Ride?

Park & Ride lots are parking lots available for use when commuting to work or school, or when sightseeing, shopping, running errands, etc. P&R lots allow commuters, particularly long-distance commuters, to park their vehicles at a convenient location and then finish their commute using alternative transportation modes – carpool, vanpool, bus, train, bike, or walk. P&R lots provide an essential service – a place to meet other commuters to facilitate ridesharing.


Partner Organizations

The P&R Lot Program is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). It’s part of VDOT’s long-range multimodal plan. For more information, visit the 2035 Virginia Surface Transportation Plan Update.

Or:
Virginia Department of Transportation
Park & Ride Program
Transportation and Mobility Planning Division
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
www.virginiadot.org

To ensure the success of the program, VDOT works closely with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The mission of DRPT is to improve the mobility of people and goods while expanding transportation choices in the Commonwealth. This agency plays a key role in ensuring mobility for Virginians. DRPT focuses on: rail, public transportation and commuter services. Learn more:

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation
600 E. Main St.
Suite 2102
Richmond, VA 23219
www.drpt.virginia.gov

Commuter resource agencies

Commuter resource agencies provide information and support to commuters to help them make the best decisions about their commutes. Your local commuter resource agency can tell you about the transportation options that are available to you and how to use or arrange for those options. Your local agency can also tell you about programs and services for commuters available in your area. Just click on the agency in your area to find out about carpools, vanpools, public transportation (such as commuter or express bus), and other options, programs and services in your area.

Find the commuter resource agency that serves your area:

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Northern Virginia Region

Arlington County Commuter Services

Arlington County Commuter Services (ACCS), Arlington County’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) agency, was established in 1989 in order to enhance the economic vitality of Arlington County. Its mission involves reducing traffic congestion, decreasing parking demand, promoting maximum use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) infrastructure, and improving air quality and mobility in and around Arlington. ACCS provides information and services to increase the use of alternative transportation through several web resources and commuter stores. Learn more about ACCS through its websites:

Location:
2100 Clarendon Boulevard‚ Suite 900 Arlington, VA 22201
703-228-7433, 703-524-4959
www.commuterpage.com

Serves the following areas:
Arlington County

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Commuter Connections

Commuter Connections is a network of northern Virginia, DC and Maryland commuter organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. It provides commuters with information on all of their commute options, so they can make smart choices about travel to work. It also helps employers establish commuting benefits/assistance programs, including telework/telecommute programs.

Location:
777 North Capitol St., NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002
800-745-7433
202-962-3218
www.mwcog.org/commuter2/

Serves the following areas:
Arlington County, Caroline County, Clarke County, Culpeper County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Lancaster County, Loudoun County, Madison County, Northumberland County, Orange County, Page County, Prince William County, Rappahannock County, Richmond County, Shenandoah County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Warren County, Westmoreland County, Clifton (Fairfax Co.), Colonial Beach (Westmoreland Co.), Culpeper (Culpeper Co.), Dumfries (Prince William Co.), Front Royal (Warren Co.), Hamilton (Loudoun Co.), Herndon (Fairfax Co.), Leesburg (Loudoun Co.), Lovettsville (Loudoun Co.), Luray (Page Co.), Madison (Madison Co.), Middleburg (Loudoun Co.), Occoquan (Fairfax, Prince William Co.), Orange (Orange Co.), Purcellville (Loudoun Co.), Quantico (Prince William Co.), Remington (Fauquier Co.), Round Hill (Loudoun Co.), Shenandoah (Page Co.), The Plains (Fauquier Co.), Vienna (Fairfax Co.), Warrenton (Fauquier Co.), Washington (Rappahannock Co.), Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, Winchester.

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Fairfax County RideSources

The RideSources Program is operated by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation and is a member of Commuter Connections. The RideSources Program provides commuters with free ridesharing information‚ including ride-matching assistance to form or join carpools or vanpools.

Location:
4050 Legato Rd., Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22033
703-877-5900
www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot
 

Serves the following areas:
Fairfax County

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PRTC OmniMatch

OmniMatch is a free‚ personalized ride matching service for carpoolers and vanpoolers. Through the use of an extensive regional database‚ OmniMatch links commuters who have similar work hours‚ origination and destination points.

Location:
14700 Potomac Mills Rd.
Woodbridge, VA 22192
703-730-6664
703-583-1377
www.prtctransit.org

Serves the following areas:
Prince William County, Manassas, Manassas Park, Gainesville area.

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Staunton Region

Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission

RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, working to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility throughout Central Virginia and the Central Shenandoah Valley.

It offers free carpool and SchoolPool matching, vanpool coordination, and it operates a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency. RideShare also works with employers to develop and implement traffic reduction programs, and they market the region's Park & Ride lots.

Location:
112 MacTanly Place
Staunton, VA 24401
540-885-5174
www.rideshareinfo.org

Serves the following areas:
Rockingham County‚ Augusta County‚ Rockbridge County‚ Highland County‚ Bath County and all the towns and cities within those counties.

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Commuter Connections

Commuter Connections is a network of northern Virginia, DC and Maryland commuter organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. It provides commuters with information on all of their commute options, so they can make smart choices about travel to work. It also helps employers establish commuting benefits/assistance programs, including telework/telecommute programs.

Location:
777 North Capitol St., NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002
800-745-7433
202-962-3218
www.mwcog.org/commuter2/

Serves the following areas:
Arlington County, Caroline County, Clarke County, Culpeper County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Lancaster County, Loudoun County, Madison County, Northumberland County, Orange County, Page County, Prince William County, Rappahannock County, Richmond County, Shenandoah County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Warren County, Westmoreland County, Clifton (Fairfax Co.), Colonial Beach (Westmoreland Co.), Culpeper (Culpeper Co.), Dumfries (Prince William Co.), Front Royal (Warren Co.), Hamilton (Loudoun Co.), Herndon (Fairfax Co.), Leesburg (Loudoun Co.), Lovettsville (Loudoun Co.), Luray (Page Co.), Madison (Madison Co.), Middleburg (Loudoun Co.), Occoquan (Fairfax, Prince William Co.), Orange (Orange Co.), Purcellville (Loudoun Co.), Quantico (Prince William Co.), Remington (Fauquier Co.), Round Hill (Loudoun Co.), Shenandoah (Page Co.), The Plains (Fauquier Co.), Vienna (Fairfax Co.), Warrenton (Fauquier Co.), Washington (Rappahannock Co.), Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, Winchester.

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RIDE Solutions

RIDE Solutions is the regional rideshare program for the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Region. It offers carpool matching services‚ as well as transit and Park & Ride information‚ and an emergency cab service to participants. Membership and services are free.

Location:
P.O. Box 2569
313 Luck Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24010
540-342-9393
540-343-4416
www.ridesolutions.org

Serves the following areas:
Alleghany County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Franklin County, Giles County, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, Roanoke County, Blacksburg (Montgomery Co.), Boones Mill (Franklin Co.), Buchanan (Botetourt Co.), Christiansburg (Montgomery Co.), Dublin (Pulaski Co.), Fincastle (Botetourt Co.), Floyd (Floyd Co.), Glen Lyn (Giles Co.), Iron Gate (Alleghany Co.), Narrows (Giles Co.), New Castle (Craig Co.), Pearisburg (Giles Co.), Pembroke (Giles Co.), Pulaski (Pulaski Co.), Rich Creek (Giles Co.), Rocky Mount (Franklin Co.), Troutville (Boutetort Co.), Vinton (Roanoke Co.), Clifton Forge, Covington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke, Salem.

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Valley Commuter Assistance / Ride Smart

RideSmart is a free ride-matching service that helps users connect with commuters who have similar schedules or travel patterns. In addition to ride-matching, RideSmart also helps participants identify a full array of commuting alternatives, such as Telework Virginia!, Metro, and MARC Train. It offers support and services for carpooling, vanpooling, SmartBenefits, Guaranteed Ride Home, ride-matching and other information to help commuters. The website also offers information about commuter tax benefits and offers a Commuting Calculator to see how much commuting costs.


Location: 
103 E. 6th St.
Front Royal, VA 22630
540-636-8800 540-635-4147
www.ridesmartva.org
 

Serves the following areas: 
Clarke County, Frederick County, Page County, Shenandoah County, Warren County, Winchester, City of Winchester and Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren Counties.

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Culpeper Region

Commuter Connections

Commuter Connections is a network of northern Virginia, DC and Maryland commuter organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. It provides commuters with information on all of their commute options, so they can make smart choices about travel to work. It also helps employers establish commuting benefits/assistance programs, including telework/telecommute programs.

Location:
777 North Capitol St., NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002
800-745-7433
202-962-3218
www.mwcog.org/commuter2/

Serves the following areas:
Arlington County, Caroline County, Clarke County, Culpeper County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Lancaster County, Loudoun County, Madison County, Northumberland County, Orange County, Page County, Prince William County, Rappahannock County, Richmond County, Shenandoah County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Warren County, Westmoreland County, Clifton (Fairfax Co.), Colonial Beach (Westmoreland Co.), Culpeper (Culpeper Co.), Dumfries (Prince William Co.), Front Royal (Warren Co.), Hamilton (Loudoun Co.), Herndon (Fairfax Co.), Leesburg (Loudoun Co.), Lovettsville (Loudoun Co.), Luray (Page Co.), Madison (Madison Co.), Middleburg (Loudoun Co.), Occoquan (Fairfax, Prince William Co.), Orange (Orange Co.), Purcellville (Loudoun Co.), Quantico (Prince William Co.), Remington (Fauquier Co.), Round Hill (Loudoun Co.), Shenandoah (Page Co.), The Plains (Fauquier Co.), Vienna (Fairfax Co.), Warrenton (Fauquier Co.), Washington (Rappahannock Co.), Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, Winchester.

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Rappahannock-Rapidan Commuter Services

Rappahannock-Rapidan Commuter Services offers information and support for commuters to carpool, vanpool, ride commuter rail or take a commuter bus. This agency provides ride-matching services, schedule information, route planning, and telework information. It also provides Guaranteed Ride Home information.

Location:
420 Southridge Parkway, Suite 106
Culpeper, VA 22701
540-829-7451
540-829-7452
www.rrcommute.org

Serves the following areas:
Culpeper County, Fauquier County, Madison County, Orange County, Rappahannock County.

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RideShare

RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, working to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility throughout Central Virginia and the Central Shenandoah Valley. It offers free carpool and SchoolPool matching and vanpool coordination. It operates a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency. RideShare also works with employers to develop and implement traffic reduction programs and markets the region's Park & Ride lots. RideShare is a member of the Commuter Information Team (CIT), a partnership that includes JAUNT, Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT), University Transit Service (UTS), and Greene County Transit. Its work with the CIT includes acting as a transportation information and referral center for the region, as well as contributing to joint marketing and awareness efforts.

Location: 
Thomas Jefferson Planning District
401 E. Water St. – P.O. Box 1505
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-295-6165
434-979-1597
www.rideshareinfo.org
 

Serves the following areas: 
Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County, Nelson County, Mineral (Louisa Co.), Scottsville (Albemarle, Fluvanna Co.), Stanardsville (Greene Co.), Charlottesville.

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Fredericksburg Region

Commuter Connections

Commuter Connections is a network of northern Virginia, DC and Maryland commuter organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. It provides commuters with information on all of their commute options, so they can make smart choices about travel to work. It also helps employers establish commuting benefits/assistance programs, including telework/telecommute programs.

Location:
777 North Capitol St., NE, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002
800-745-7433
202-962-3218
www.mwcog.org/commuter2/

Serves the following areas:
Arlington County, Caroline County, Clarke County, Culpeper County, Fairfax County, Fauquier County, Lancaster County, Loudoun County, Madison County, Northumberland County, Orange County, Page County, Prince William County, Rappahannock County, Richmond County, Shenandoah County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Warren County, Westmoreland County, Clifton (Fairfax Co.), Colonial Beach (Westmoreland Co.), Culpeper (Culpeper Co.), Dumfries (Prince William Co.), Front Royal (Warren Co.), Hamilton (Loudoun Co.), Herndon (Fairfax Co.), Leesburg (Loudoun Co.), Lovettsville (Loudoun Co.), Luray (Page Co.), Madison (Madison Co.), Middleburg (Loudoun Co.), Occoquan (Fairfax, Prince William Co.), Orange (Orange Co.), Purcellville (Loudoun Co.), Quantico (Prince William Co.), Remington (Fauquier Co.), Round Hill (Loudoun Co.), Shenandoah (Page Co.), The Plains (Fauquier Co.), Vienna (Fairfax Co.), Warrenton (Fauquier Co.), Washington (Rappahannock Co.), Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, Winchester.

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GWRideConnect

GWRideConnect is a free ridesharing service that assists persons who are seeking daily transportation from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George counties to employment locations in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Richmond, Dahlgren and other employment sites in the Fredericksburg area. It provides information and help regarding transit, carpooling, vanpooling, Guaranteed Ride Home and other commuter support and programs.

Location:
406 Princess Anne St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
540-373-7665
540-899-4808
www.gwrideconnect.org

Serves the following areas: Caroline County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, King George County, City of Fredericksburg.

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Middle Peninsula Rideshare

Middle Peninsula Rideshare Commuter Services are provided by the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission's Transportation Demand Management Program in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. MidPenRideShare assists persons who are seeking transportation alternatives to commuting within the Middle Peninsula area and to employment locations in the greater Richmond, Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, and Northern VA/D.C. areas. They provide information about carpooling, vanpooling, bus, rail, Guaranteed Ride Home and other commuter programs and services.

Location:
Middle Peninsula PDC
P O Box 286
Saluda, VA 23149
877-784-4844
804-758-3221
www.mppdc.com

Serves the following areas:
Essex County, Gloucester County, King and Queen County, King William County, Mathews County, Middlesex County, Tappahannock (Essex Co.), Urbanna (Middlesex Co.), West Point (King William Co.).

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NeckRide.org

The Northern Neck Rideshare Program and NeckRide.org are administered by the Northern Neck Planning District Commission. The Program acts as a clearinghouse for transportation information for the Northern Neck, in addition to helping commuters find carpools and vanpools. It offers free ride-matching service that provides users the opportunity to connect with individuals with similar commutes to “rideshare.”

Location:
PO Box 1600
Warsaw, VA 22572
804-333-6683
804-333-5274
www.neckride.org

Serves the following areas:
Lancaster County, Northumberland County, Richmond County, Westmoreland County, Colonial Beach (Westmoreland Co.), Warsaw (Richmond Co.), White Stone (Lancaster Co.).

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TRAFFIX

TRAFFIX is a cooperative public service designed to promote transportation alternatives. It is TRAFFIX’s mission to assist in the continued efforts to decrease traffic congestion in Southeastern Virginia by reducing the number of Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOVs) commuting to work by encouraging the usage of HOV lanes through ridesharing and by encouraging the usage of alternatives to driving such as public transportation and bicycling. TRAFFIX operates programs and provides information related to carpooling, ride-matching, vanpooling and van leasing, transportation incentives (such as transit passes, fare cards and vouchers), teleworking and Guaranteed Ride.

Location: 
PO Box 2096
Hampton Roads Transit
Norfolk, VA 23501
757-222-6000
757-222-6103
www.gohrt.com/services/traffix/
 

Serves the following areas: 
Accomack County, Essex County, Franklin County, Gloucester County, Isle of Wight County, James City County, King and Queen County, King William County, Mathews County, Middlesex County, Northampton County, Southampton County, York County, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Tappahannock, Urbanna, Virginia Beach, West Point, Williamsburg.

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Richmond Region

RideFinders

RideFinders, a division of GRTC Transit System, is the regional non-profit agency that works to move more commuters in fewer vehicles throughout the Central Virginia region to protect air quality and increase the efficiency of the region's transportation network. RideFinders' efforts help increase the efficiency of the transportation infrastructure, improve the air we breathe, enhance quality of life, and sustain a healthy economy. RideFinders provides the following information and commuter support and services: transit information, vanpool services, carpool matching, clean air campaign, Commuter Choice Program, telework, Downtown Commuter Guide, Emergency Ride Home Program, employer-based commute marketing, employer relocation and site analysis services, bike and pedestrian commuter services, Park & Ride lot information. RideFinders also operates a commuter store.

Location: 
1013 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219
804-643-RIDE
804-649-2513
www.ridefinders.com

Serves the following areas: 
Chesterfield County, Hanover County, Henrico County, Petersburg, Richmond.

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Hampton Roads Region

TRAFFIX

TRAFFIX is a cooperative public service designed to promote transportation alternatives. It is TRAFFIX’s mission to assist in the continued efforts to decrease traffic congestion in Southeastern Virginia by reducing the number of Single Occupancy Vehicles (SOVs) commuting to work by encouraging the usage of HOV lanes through ridesharing and by encouraging the usage of alternatives to driving such as public transportation and bicycling. TRAFFIX operates programs and provides information related to carpooling, ride-matching, vanpooling and van leasing, transportation incentives (such as transit passes, fare cards and vouchers), teleworking and Guaranteed Ride.

Location: 
PO Box 2096
Hampton Roads Transit
Norfolk, VA 23501
757-222-6000
757-222-6103
www.gohrt.com/services/traffix/
 

Serves the following areas: 
Accomack County, Essex County, Franklin County, Gloucester County, Isle of Wight County, James City County, King and Queen County, King William County, Mathews County, Middlesex County, Northampton County, Southampton County, York County, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Tappahannock, Urbanna, Virginia Beach, West Point, Williamsburg.

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Lynchburg Region

RIDE Solutions

Ride Solutions is the regional rideshare program for the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Region. It offers carpool matching services‚ as well as transit and Park & Ride information‚ and an emergency cab service to participants. Membership and services are free.

Location:
P.O. Box 2569
313 Luck Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24010
540-342-9393
540-343-4416
www.ridesolutions.org

Serves the following areas:
Alleghany County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Franklin County, Giles County, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, Roanoke County, Blacksburg (Montgomery Co.), Boones Mill (Franklin Co.), Buchanan (Botetourt Co.), Christiansburg (Montgomery Co.), Dublin (Pulaski Co.), Fincastle (Botetourt Co.), Floyd (Floyd Co.), Glen Lyn (Giles Co.), Iron Gate (Alleghany Co.), Narrows (Giles Co.), New Castle (Craig Co.), Pearisburg (Giles Co.), Pembroke (Giles Co.), Pulaski (Pulaski Co.), Rich Creek (Giles Co.), Rocky Mount (Franklin Co.), Troutville (Boutetort Co.), Vinton (Roanoke Co.), Clifton Forge, Covington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke, Salem.

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RideShare

RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission, working to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility throughout Central Virginia and the Central Shenandoah Valley. It offers free carpool and SchoolPool matching and vanpool coordination. It operates a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency. RideShare also works with employers to develop and implement traffic reduction programs and markets the region's Park & Ride lots. RideShare is a member of the Commuter Information Team (CIT), a partnership that includes JAUNT, Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT), University Transit Service (UTS), and Greene County Transit. Its work with the CIT includes acting as a transportation information and referral center for the region, as well as contributing to joint marketing and awareness efforts.

Location: 
Thomas Jefferson Planning District
401 E. Water St. – P.O. Box 1505
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-295-6165
434-979-1597
www.rideshareinfo.org
 

Serves the following areas: 
Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County, Nelson County, Mineral (Louisa Co.), Scottsville (Albemarle, Fluvanna Co.), Stanardsville (Greene Co.), Charlottesville.

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Salem/Roanoke Region

RIDE Solutions

Ride Solutions is the regional rideshare program for the Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Region. It offers carpool matching services‚ as well as transit and Park & Ride information‚ and an emergency cab service to participants. Membership and services are free.

Location:
P.O. Box 2569
313 Luck Ave.
Roanoke, VA 24010
540-342-9393
540-343-4416
www.ridesolutions.org

Serves the following areas:
Alleghany County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Franklin County, Giles County, Montgomery County, Pulaski County, Roanoke County, Blacksburg (Montgomery Co.), Boones Mill (Franklin Co.), Buchanan (Botetourt Co.), Christiansburg (Montgomery Co.), Dublin (Pulaski Co.), Fincastle (Botetourt Co.), Floyd (Floyd Co.), Glen Lyn (Giles Co.), Iron Gate (Alleghany Co.), Narrows (Giles Co.), New Castle (Craig Co.), Pearisburg (Giles Co.), Pembroke (Giles Co.), Pulaski (Pulaski Co.), Rich Creek (Giles Co.), Rocky Mount (Franklin Co.), Troutville (Boutetort Co.), Vinton (Roanoke Co.), Clifton Forge, Covington, Lynchburg, Radford, Roanoke, Salem.

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Bristol Region

none listed.

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Taxi and bus

A guaranteed way home

Guaranteed Ride programs provide transportation for commuters in case of an emergency or unscheduled overtime at work. These programs are available throughout Virginia –  85 percent of current Park & Ride users say there is a Guaranteed Ride or Emergency Ride program in their community. Contact your area commuter resource agencyto find a program near you.

Want to learn more about your commuter options? Check out your area commuter resource agency.

Page last modified: July 17, 2014