The service, owned by Heriberto and Elia Cortes, will run three days a week to Charlottesville and two to Dulles International Airport and Downtown D.C., with plans to expand the service as demand grows. Trips to Dulles will be $39, and Charlottesville $19.
“Right now, there is simply no public transportation connecting Harrisonburg to D.C. or Charlottesville,” Elia Cortes explains. “A taxi ride to Dulles costs $250. We are making car-less travel beyond the Valley an affordable option for the businessperson, housewife, immigrant, and student.”
“It will be a great asset to our community,” says Reggie Smith, Director of Harrisonburg Public Transportation.
The Green Shuttle will pick up and drop off passengers at JMU’s Godwin Hall and the Common Good Marketplace, across from EMU at 831 Mt. Clinton Pike.