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PRTC Operates New State-Funded Bus Routes

The Potomac and ­Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), Woodbridge, VA, began operating two new OmniRide commuter bus routes to the Mark Center in Alexandria, located in suburban Washington, DC, on Feb. 1, fully funded by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

The morning and afternoon rush hour routes originate in the outer suburbs of the metropolitan area, approximately 20 miles south of the Mark Center, and operate on I-95 express lanes. The Mark Center currently houses the Department of Defense’s Washington Headquarters Services and other agencies in the department.

PRTC received requests to serve the facility since it opened in 2011, but waited for safety and scheduling reasons until a dedicated ramp from the HOV lanes opened Jan. 11.

In addition to DRPT’s funding for operating expenses, PRTC used DRPT grant funds for the full cost of new buses for the Mark Center service. The buses will arrive in the spring and PRTC is currently serving the routes using spare buses in its fleet.

“PRTC is pleased to continue its partnership with DRPT in offering these new routes, which will give people a much needed alternative to driving,” said Prince William County Supervisor Frank J. Principi, who also chairs the PRTC Board of Commissioners. “Not only will these routes reduce traffic on our roads and aid in the protection of our environment, but they will do so without costing the county a single penny,” he added.
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