For your convenience we’ve compiled a list of transit options, Park & Ride lots and useful links for area commuters.

Park & Ride

Currently, there are 26 Park & Ride lots serving central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.
Some of these lots are shared facilities, available to commuters through the public-spiritedness of the businesses or organizations that own the property. We thank them. Please be respectful of their property.

Transit Options

Thomas Jefferson Planning District

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) provides daily bus service for Charlottesville and portions of Albemarle County.
JAUNT offers commuter routes, intracounty transit, and paratransit serving Albemarle, Buckingham, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, and Nelson.
University Transit Service (UTS) operates bus service in and around the grounds of the University of Virginia.
Greene County Transit offers commuter routes, inter-county transit, and paratransit serving Greene County.
Central Shenandoah Planning District
BRITE provides bus service throughout Waynesboro, Staunton, and Augusta County.
HDPT Official site for the City of Harrisonburg Department of Public Transport.
RADAR is a non-profit corporation which provides rural public transit services and specialized transit primarily in the “Greater Roanoke Valley.”
RATS provides transportation to medical centers in Rockbridge County as well as surrounding areas, local health care appointments, work, shopping, civic and social activities.

Connecting both regions

Afton Express

Afton Express provides commuter bus transport safely over Afton Mountain to destinations in Charlottesville. With free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, and affordable pricing, commuters can do something other than driving when they ride Afton Express.

Other Resources

511 Virginia – a service of the Virginia Department of Transportation, is your one-stop resource for how to get moving in Virginia.

CSPDC – The Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) represents and serves the local governments of Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, and Rockingham counties and the cities of Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro as well as the 11 towns within the Central Shenandoah region.

TJPDC – The Thomas Jefferson Plannng District Commission’s website information on local and regional transportation plans for the city of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Nelson, Fluvanna and Louisa counties. The TJPDC is also home for the RideShare program.

University of Virginia Department of Parking & Transportation provides service in and around the University of Virginia; including UTS bus service, parking service, and many other resources for UVa students, employees and visitors.

Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation focuses on improving the movement of people and goods throughout Virginia via rail, public transportation and ridesharing. DRPT is the home for programs that provide for traffic congestion, including commuter rail and telecommuting.

Victoria Transport Policy Institute is a pre-eminent think tank for innovative and practical solutions to transportation problems, and their website provides a variety of transportation policy and planning resources free.

Our program covers anyone who lives or works in the following areas: cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton and Waynesboro; and the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Bath, Fluvanna, Greene, Highland, Louisa, Nelson, Rockbridge and Rockingham. Our database consists of hundreds of registered commuters with new commuters registering every day. It is possible that other commuters seeking to share a ride may contact you. Please note that RideShare does not sell, share, or trade the information you provide.