Thursday, March 7, 2013
The new schedules for the OmniRide Tysons Express went into effect on Feb. 18.
The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) has revised its OmniRide Tysons Express schedules now that the I-495 Express Lanes have opened and personnel have had an opportunity to gather new data about travel times. By using the new Express toll lanes, which are free for buses and HOV 3+, PRTC has been able to reduce the travel time on its commuter bus service between Woodbridge and Tysons by an average of 20 minutes. That means Tysons Express riders can get to and from work even faster while still having "found time" during their commute - the time to do things one can't do while driving such as snoozing, checking emails, reading a book and maybe even getting some work done through the free Wi-Fi available on the bus. …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
New stop will aid people in getting employment.
A new bus stop in Woodbridge will give people direct access to the SkillSource Virginia Employment Commission Office. Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11) and Neabsco District Supervisor John D. Jenkins celebrated the opening of a new Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission bus stop Tuesday. PRTC executive director Al Harf was also present at the ceremonial ribbon cutting. With the bus system's annual spring line adjustment, the OmniLink Woodbridge/Lake Ridge local PRTC bus will now stop at the VEC building, located at 13370 Minnieville Road in Woodbridge.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
PRTC could be consolidating with other transportation organizations in the Northern Virginia area.
From Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission: A joint meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Fairfax to discuss the possible consolidation of Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission with other area transportation organizations. The meeting will be attended by representatives from PRTC, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC), the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), and the Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance (NVTA). The public is invited to attend the meeting at NVRC, 3060 Williams Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031. During the meeting, participants will discuss the General Assembly's request that all four of the listed organizations examine organizational consolidation and …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Starting Friday, the bus stop at M & 12th in Washington, D.C. will be skipped.
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Friday, March 23, 2012
From Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission: Starting Friday, March 23, all Dale City Navy Yard OmniRide trips will be unable to serve the bus stop at M&12th. The missed stop is due to construction related to the 11th Street Bridge project that will close O Street. The work is scheduled to last from Friday, March 23 through Monday, April 16. During the work Navy Yard OmniRide buses will operate as follows: In the mornings - Stop at M & 12th will be missed - AM OmniRide trips will end at stop at M & 9th In the afternoons/evenings - Stop at M & 12th will be missed - PM OmniRide trips will begin at stop at M & 10th Further updates will be provided as necessary.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Limited schedule available.
Friday, February 17, 2012
From Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission: In observance of Presidents Day, PRTC buses will operate as follows on Monday, Feb. 20: No counter transactions will be processed at the PRTC Transit Center on Monday, Feb. 20. Schedule information is available at www.PRTCtransit.org. For more information, contact our Customer Service office at 703-730-6664 or Omni@OmniRide.com.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
There may be more than one answer to every question, especially when it concerns transportation.
I loved the idea of Metro coming to Woodbridge twenty years ago. Today, I still like the idea of Metro coming to Woodbridge. My dilemma now is even if we began a feasibility study tomorrow, it would take at least another twenty years for Metro to become operational. That means the Metro idea I loved would be forty years old…is that going to work for us then? Congressman Gerry Connolly recently hosted a Metrorail forum, to determine if Metro is viable as a long term solution. The Congressman’s message was this: Extension of Metrorail to Prince William County is a transit solution we should study and consider. As Prince William continues to grow at incredible speeds, it is essential to consider long term infrastructure investments. A …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Neabsco District Supervisor John Jenkins said a plan in the Virginia General Assembly to consolidate PRTC with other agencies has been temporarily halted.
The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission is fighting a plan in the Virginia General Assembly to merge PRTC with two other public transit agencies, Neabsco District Supervisor John Jenkins told Patch on Monday. Jenkins, who was recently elected Chairman of the Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission for 2011, sat down with Patch to discuss the proposed consolidation as well as commuter parking and what issues PRTC will face in the next year. Jenkins said one of his top priorities as chairman would be to maintain PRTC’s identity as a distinct organization. Legislation currently in the Virginia General Assembly would consolidate PRTC with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and the Northern Virginia …
Neabsco District Supervisor and PRTC Chairman John Jenkins told Patch the Board of County Supervisors is working to replace the 725 commuter parking spaces at Potomac Mills Mall that will no longer be available starting Feb. 14.
A local church is in talks with the Board of County Supervisors to lease 700 parking spaces to replace commuter parking at Potomac Mills Mall that will be lost on Feb. 14, Neabsco District Supervisor John Jenkins told Patch Monday. Jenkins, who was recently elected Chairman of the Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission for 2011, sat down with Patch to discuss commuter parking, the proposal in Virginia’s General Assembly to consolidate PRTC with two other transportation organizations, and what issues PRTC will face in the next year. Jenkins said the BOCS and PRTC are working to find both immediate and long-term solutions for commuters who will no longer be able to park at the Potomac Mills Mall. Jenkins said he met with …