September is Discover Transit Month!

Virginians are discovering transit and loving it! Celebrate Discover Transit Month with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation and transportation partners from across the Commonwealth by discovering new transit options.

Virginians who pledge* to try or continue using transit during Discover Transit Month are automatically entered for a chance to win two Virginia Breeze Bus Lines tickets or two tickets for the Amtrak Northeast Regional train. Pledges will be accepted September 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.

Across the country, more and more Americans are using transit, and it’s easy to see why. Transit can save you money and time and is better for the environment. The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) reported that a household can save nearly $10,000 by taking public transportation and living with one less car, and that communities that invest in public transit reduce the nation’s carbon emissions by 63 million metric tons annually.

APTA also found that traveling by public transportation is 10 times safer per mile than traveling by automobile.

Public transit takes the stress out of commuting and is affordable, accessible, and reliable. Give it a try!

*Only one pledge per participant. See the Rules and Regulations page for complete sweepstakes rules and regulations.

How To Participate

Pledge to try transit and enter the information requested — your contact information, location, and local transit provider.

Once you have submitted your pledge, you will be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win two Virginia Breeze Bus Lines tickets or two tickets for the Amtrak Northeast Regional train. DRPT is managing the sweepstakes and will randomly select one winner for each prize.

Prizes

Prize winners will receive either two Virginia Breeze Bus Lines tickets or two tickets for the Amtrak Northeast Regional train.

Just submit your pledge to be entered for a chance to win one of these prizes! Your odds of winning depend on the number of pledges received.

Plan Your Commute

Enter your county or ZIP code into the service locator (below). In the results, click on the link to your local provider’s website to get information on how to use their services and find the best route to your destination.

Transit isn’t just for commuting to work. It can get you anywhere you need to go: a restaurant, museums, a party, a date — the list goes on. Discover Transit Month is a great opportunity for you to take a new form of transportation to get to your destination.