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Virginia offers new ways to get people out of their cars and to their destinations

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), in partnership with five Virginia commuter assistance programs, is launching a new ride matching and commuter rewards service available to those who travel within the Commonwealth at commuteva.org.

Commuters can discover all of the multimodal transportation options available in the Commonwealth using the new Commute!VA service. Options within the service include finding rides to carpools or vanpools, finding bus and other transit services and stops, finding park-and-ride locations and finding bike share locations.

Commute!VA also allows users to earn points for tracking their greener trips. Points earned through the new service can be redeemed for rewards such as discounts at select retailers, restaurants, attractions and more. Commuters can also track the money, emissions and travel miles they save.

“This innovative ride sharing website in combination with the local commuter assistance program apps will help transform commuting in the Commonwealth,” said DRPT Director Jennifer Mitchell. “Commuters can now choose the optimal transportation option in one convenient location, which will decrease traffic congestion, increase air quality, and improve mobility options for everyone. Plus, they can be rewarded for taking the bus, carpooling, vanpooling, and even teleworking.”

To get started, visit commuteva.org and download the app for the local commuter assistance program in your region. This service would not be possible without the following partners:

Mid-Pen Rideshare in the Middle Peninsula region

RideFinders in the Richmond region

RideShare in the Charlottesville and Central Shenandoah regions

RIDE Solutions in the regions of Roanoke, New River Valley and Lynchburg

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