Effective November 5, 2018 through May 6, 2019, the Staunton Downtown Trolley will operate from 10:00AM-6:00PM Monday through Friday (Saturday hours will continue to be 10AM-6PM). The Saturday Night Trolley will continue the same schedule.
Beginning October 15, BRITE Bus will be adding two stops in Fishersville. These signed stops will be in the Myers Corner development – one at Gosnell Crossing / Myers Corner Dr and the other at Myers Corner Dr / Old Oaks Dr – and will be served by the 250 Connector (Eastbound & Westbound). Benches and other amenities may be added in the future.
Due to road closures in Staunton for Queen City Mischief & Magic Weekend, BRITE will run modified routes on Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29.
Friday, September 28 – Road closures commence at 3:00 PM. Beginning at 2:00 PM, BRITE will have all routes (BRCC South, 250 Connector, Staunton Downtown Trolley, and Staunton North & West Loops) hub at the YMCA on Coalter Street.
Saturday, September 29 – Beginning with service at 8:30 AM, the 250 Connector will hub at Statler Square Shopping Center. The Staunton Downtown Trolley will hub at Statler Square as well, beginning at 10:00 AM.
The regularly scheduled meeting of the BRITE Transit Advisory Committee for Wednesday, September 12, 2018 has been canceled.
Try Transit Week, and educational event designed to encourage Virginians to reduce their use of single-occupancy vehicles and try a form of public transportation, will be celebrated in Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro with a Free Ride Day on all BRITE Bus Transit Routes on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Riders can catch any of the following BRITE Bus Routes free of charge that day.
East & West 250 Connector – connects to the Staunton routes, the Waynesboro Circulator, the Stuarts Draft Link, and Blue Ridge Community College Shuttle and provides service between the cities of Staunton and Waynesboro in the Route 250 corridor, with stops including Augusta Health and the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Campus.
Stuarts Draft Link – provides service within Stuarts Draft, and connections with Fishersville and Waynesboro. Stops include residential areas, Augusta Health facilities, and employment centers.
Blue Ridge Community College Shuttles – the Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) Shuttle offers two routes. The BRCC South Shuttle provides service between Staunton and the BRCC Campus in Weyers Cave. The BRCC Shuttle North provides service from the campus to Harrisonburg through Bridgewater, Dayton, and Mt. Crawford.
Waynesboro Circulator – travels within the city limits of Waynesboro, providing connections to employment centers, retail, and medical facilities.
Staunton North & West Loops and Downtown Trolley & Saturday Night Trolley – The Downtown Trolley serves historic downtown Staunton desitnations; the North and West Loops serve outlying neighborhoods and medical and retail destinations; the Saturday Night Trolley operates Saturday evenings providing connections to retail and entertainment destinations.
Paratransit and Deviated Fixed Routes are also included in the free ride day.
Try Transit Week was created by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and transit operators across the Commonwealth to spread the word about public transportation accessibility and its numerous benefits. Public transportation riders not only save time and money, but they can multi-task and arrive at their destination stress- and hassle-free.
As part of Try Transit Week, DRPT sponsors a Try Transit Week pledge giveaway. Participants who pledge to try transit are automatically entered for a chance to win a year of free transit service from a participating Virginia transit operator, as well as a pair of round-trip tickets aboard Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train. Last year’s grand prize winner was Jenny Cox of Verona who was presented with a unique one-year pass for BRITE Bus transit at a special ceremony in January.
Pledges will be accepted through September 21, 2018. Rules at www.trytransitweek.org.
Jenny Cox of Verona, was recently named Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Virginia Department of Rail and Public TransportationTry Transit Week giveaway. Participants from all over the Commonwealth that took the Try Transit Week pledge during the September promotion were automatically entered for a chance to win a year of free transit service from a participating Virginia transit operator, as well as a pair of round-trip tickets aboard Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train.
Ms. Cox routinely rides the BRCC South BRITE route and uses other routes as well to run daily errands. She was presented with a unique one-year pass for BRITE Bus transit at special ceremony in January. Try Transit Week is an annual educational event designed to spread the word about public transportation accessibility and its benefits and to encourage Virginians to reduce their use of single-occupancy vehicles by trying a form of public transportation. Try Transit Week celebrated in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County with a Free Ride Day on all BRITE Bus routes.
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