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OmniRide to hold May 22 public hearing virtually at 6 p.m.for FY 2024 budget

OmniRide, the operating name for the mobility services offered by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, has scheduled a May 22 virtual public hearing at 6 p.m. to present its proposed FY 2024 budget and invite public review/comment.

The proposed $86 million budget includes $59.7 million for operating expenses and $26.3 million in capital costs.  It also includes a fare increase for commuter bus services from $6.90 to $9 per trip when paying with the SmarTrip card. This is the first fare increase in more than five years, according to an OmniRide news release.

Additionally, the proposed budget calls for new and expanded commuter services that would be paid for by the state of Virginia as part of the I-95/395 and I-66 transit and transportation demand management plans and commuter choice program.

To participate in the remote meeting, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 703-580-6122 no later than Monday, May 22, 2023, at 5 p.m. to receive login information.

The organization provides Local bus service in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park; Express service for commuters along the I-95 and I-66 corridors to employment centers in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.; and Metro Express which connects riders with Metro Stations. In addition, OmniRide’s Employer Services assists local employers who wish to establish or expand an employee transportation program.

Print copies of the proposed budget are available upon request by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Comments may be made during the public hearing or may be submitted no later than Monday, May 29, 2023 at 5:00 PM via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or in writing to: PRTC Attn: Public Hearing, 14700 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192

For more information visit OmniRide.com.

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