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Get Around Northern Virginia

Welcome to Northern Virginia’s online resource for the best ways to keep moving in and around the area. We know you have better things to do with your time than fight rush-hour and construction traffic every day - that's why we've listed several easy-to-use transportation options below. Try any or all of them now to discover how easy it can be to get out from behind the wheel, and on with the rest of your life!

Bus

December 11, 2013
FREE Saturday Bus Service
FREE Saturday Bus extended

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) extended the new, Saturday bus service between the Potomac Mills Mall and Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) Transit Center to the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station.  The Saturday PRTC bus service was extended until May 17, 2014.

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Tysons Express-Woodbridge to Tysons

Tysons ExpressTysons Express is operated by PRTC OmniRide and funded by Virginia Megaprojects to provide transportation options during the construction of the I-95 Express Lanes.

The Tysons Express coach bus service from Woodbridge to Tysons lets you relax with a comfortable ride that's free from navigating traffic and offers FREE WiFi.

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Tysons Express-Loudoun to Tysons

Tysons ExpressComfortable coach bus weekday service from Loudoun County to Tysons Corner. Operated by Loudoun County and funded by the Dulles Metrorail Silver Line Phase I project

 

 

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Fairfax Connector

Fairfax ConnectorThese bus lines provide additional service throughout Tysons and new routes using the 495 Express Lanes!

 

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Fairfax Metrobus
Fairfax Metrobus

Use Metrobus 2C, 2T, 3T, 5A, 15K, 15L, 15M, 23A, 23C, 24T, 28A, 28B, 28T for service to the Tysons area. For metro bus maps and schedules visit Washington Metropolitan Area Transport Authority.

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Manassas Metro Direct

Offers rides to West Falls Church, with transfers on a direct bus to Tysons.

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Commuter Rail

Commuter Rail

Amtrak Virginia and Virginia Railway Express

Taking Amtrak Virginia or VRE are two great options for getting around during I-95 Express Lanes construction. VRE operates 30 inbound and outbound trips daily, connecting Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. from Fredericksburg. Now passengers can use Amtrak trains with a Step-Up ticket for $3 in conjunction with their VRE tickect. For more information, go to www.vre.org.

Park & Ride Lots

Park & Ride Lots

If you need a place to meet up with your carpool or vanpool, try Park & Ride lots - free commuter parking lots with dozens of convenient locations in Northern Virginia. Many of these lots are served by buses. Northern Virginia bicycle resources, like bicycle lockers are available for an annual fee at several VDOT Park and Ride lots also.

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Ride Sharing

Vanpooling
Vanpooling

Join a vanpool - or start one of your own - to experience a stress-free, reliable way to save up to $2,000 a year on gas and tolls. Get all the details at Vanpooling

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Slugging

Slugging, also known as "instant carpooling" or "casual carpooling" is a unique form of commuting. It involves drivers stopping to pick up passengers (called "slugs") on their way into the D.C., Arlington, Pentagon or other destinations.

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Zip Car

Zip CarIf you want the convenience of having a car whenever you need one without all the hassles and expenses involved with actually owning one, Zipcar could be just what you’re looking for. Once you sign up for a membership, you’ll have access to hundreds of cars parked all over the Metropolitan Washington region.

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Carpooling

Joining or starting a carpool is just a click away. Carpooling saves you money and can be faster than driving alone when you use the HOV or Express Lanes.

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Bicycling

Bike

There are several resources available that provide information and education about biking throughout the region.

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Rewards

Pool Rewards (Commuter Connections)

Pool Rewards is a program of Commuter Connections designed to encourage current drive alone commuters to try carpooling in the Washington region.  With Pool Rewards, it pays to rideshare.

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Get Rewards for Car/Vanpooling, Using Transit, Teleworking and Biking NuRide

NuRide is a free service that lets you earn points good for discounts on great rewards each time you ride Tysons Express or other buses, vanpool, carpool, telework, bike or walk instead of driving alone.

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Employer Solutions Team

Telework!VA

Telework VAWhen you telework, your trip to work can be as simple as walking from your kitchen to your home computer. Companies in Virginia could receive up to a $50,000 tax credit for starting or expanding a telework program.

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Employer Solutions Team

Resources, personalized assistance and tools for employers and their employees. Get help developing customized travel options for your Tysons-area employees.

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Military

WeGoMil

WeGoMil is a real time ridesharing service created to assist military and civilian personnel going to military sites along I-95, 395 and 495.

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Additional Regional Services

Additional Regional Services

If you’re looking for a quick, relaxing ride to just about anywhere in Northern Virginia or the DC metro area, a bus, train, or subway could be exactly what you need. Check out the many different transit services in the region that can give you a lift.

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E-Zpass

E-ZPass is an automatic, electronic toll collection system that quickly and efficiently moves traffic through toll facilities in Virginia and much of the East Coast.

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Toll Roads

The Northern Virginia region has two toll road facilities: the Dulles Toll Road and the Dulles Greenway.

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HOV Lanes

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes allow users to travel faster, while also freeing up congestion in regular lanes.

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GWRideConnect

GWRideConnect is a free ridesharing service that connects commuters in the Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George counties to employment locations in the Northern Virginia and DC areas. It has over 400 vanpools travelling to destinations in Northern Virginia and DC daily. For more information, visit www.gwrideconnect.org

GWRideConnect

 

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Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) Program

Afraid of being left without a ride if you decide to carpool, vanpool, take the bus, bike or walk to work? Don’t be! The Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program ensures that commuters registered in the program have a FREE ride home during an emergency. Whether your schedule changes because you or your child is sick, or because you need to stay late at work unexpectedly, GRH guarantees you up to four FREE rides home throughout the year. The program is designed to rescue commuters that are worried about getting stranded should they choose to commute through carpooling, vanpooling, riding public transportation, or biking/walking.

If you are interested in registering with the program, go to the CommuterConnections home page to find out if you’re eligible to register!

 

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Photo Gallery

  • Ditch your car and earn rewards with NuRide
  • Join a VanPool today.
  • Two commuters catch up as they wait for the next Metro train.
  • Take notes, make calls, schedule meetings and finalize your presentation from your kitchen.
  • CarPool, VanPool, Metorrail.

  • Start your day early with WiFi on aTysons Express bus from either Loudoun or Woodbridge
  • Catch a commuter bus and catch-up on you're work day.
  • Receive rewards for alternate modes of commuting from NuRide.
  • Taking that important call in your office that's only two doors down from your bedroom where you woke up with morning.
  • Underground Metro shot of buss pulling up in station