Tag: public transportation


Sixth annual Try Transit Week set for September 15-19

Mid-September is a great time to give public transportation a try throughout Virginia, with special giveaways and free rides available during Try Transit Week.

Washington Community Scholars’ Center opens door to D.C. employment

California native Stephen Quenzer spent the summer on his cross-cultural experience at the Washington Community Scholars’ Center.


AAA urges parents to pay attention to child safety seats, laws

As families embark on summer travel plans on planes, taxis, rented or shared automobiles with their young passengers, AAA Mid-Atlantic urges parents to study child passenger safety laws and recommendations to ensure safe travel.

Help the Waynesboro Senior Center seeks help for new van

The Waynesboro Senior Center provides wheelchair accessible van transportation to the center for members in Waynesboro, Fishersville and Stuarts Draft who are unable to operate a vehicle, cannot easily access the public transportation system.


Cinco de Mayo safety tips

Even if you can recognize only the cognates across the languages, you already know Cinco de Mayo is fun in any language, especially if you take precautions to avoid the hazards of drinking and driving.

Earth Talk: Public transportation on the upswing

Transit ridership is indeed at its highest level in the U.S. in 57 years. According to data collected by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013—the highest number since the 1950s when many fewer of us owned our own cars.


Survey: High gas prices don’t affect driving habits

Motorists have grown significantly less likely to change their driving habits or lifestyle to offset gas prices, according to a new survey by AAA.

Virginia Department of Health announces new program to reduce HIV, AIDS

The most recent surveillance data collected by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) indicates that 6,600 women are living with HIV disease in Virginia.

Virginia State Police emphasize New Year’s Eve holiday safety

Virginia State Police will be stepping up patrols New Year’s Eve in an effort to detect and deter impaired drivers on Virginia’s highways. Since Thanksgiving, troopers have been participating in the annual Checkpoint Strikeforce anti-DUI enforcement campaign and the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday crackdown.


State roads board holding public meeting for input on spending plans

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is holding a public meeting in the Staunton District next week so residents can learn more about transportation projects funded in the current Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) and to provide comments for transportation improvements in the upcoming SYIP.

McDonnell invites public to provide input on future road, rail projects

Gov. Bob McDonnell today invited Virginia residents to attend the public meetings to be held across the state this fall so they can learn more about transportation projects funded in the current Six-Year Improvement Program.

Earth Talk: The benefits of public transportation

The benefits of making a major commitment to building up and efficiently managing a larger and more comprehensive public transit network are many.

Harrisonburg celebrates 2 millionth bus rider

On May 4, 2011, the City of Harrisonburg celebrated a milestone in public transportation. For the first time, public transportation ridership in the city reached 2 million passengers. The system, which has 27 buses, has provided transportation services to residents of Harrisonburg since 1976. Susan Ritchie, of Harrisonburg, was identified as the two millionth passenger […]