Try Transit Week: FREE rides offered by OmniRide on all buses to celebrate Virginia’s annual Try Transit Week [#TryTransitWeek #OmniRide #Virginia]

OmniRide will offer FREE rides on all buses on Friday, September 20, 2019 to celebrate Virginia’s annual Try Transit Week – an educational event designed to encourage people to try a bus, commuter rail, ferry or vanpool rather than driving alone.

Try Transit Week is set for September 16-20, 2019 and is sponsored by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

If you pledge to try transit at you are automatically entered for a chance to win a year of FREE transit service from a participating Virginia transit provider as well as a pair of round-trip tickets aboard Virginia’s state-sponsored Amtrak Northeast Regional train.

Other prizes include monthly or weekly passes for transit service in areas throughout Virginia. Pledges will be accepted through September 20, 2019.

“Public transportation is an effective way of mitigating traffic congestion, improving air quality and getting around Virginia. Virginia’s transit services connect the Commonwealth to employment opportunities and make experiences more accessible to the community.”
– Jennifer Mitchell, DRPT Director

OmniRide also is participating in Car Free Days, which this year will extend from September 21-23. Visit the OmniRide table at the Manassas Farmer’s Market on Saturday, September 21, 2019 and learn more about alternatives to driving alone. The Car Free Days promotion is sponsored locally by Commuter Connections. Register to participate and be entered to win prizes at

For more information about OmniRide’s bus services and carpooling / vanpooling options, contact OmniRide at Omni AT or 703-730-6664.

Visit for contest rules and regulations and to take the pledge to participate in Try Transit Week.

OmniRide offers FREE rides during ‘Try Transit Week’:

City of Jackson’s JATRAN public transportation service is encouraging citizens to ‘Lose the Suit and try transit!’ for Try Transit Day in Jackson, Mississippi.

On Thursday, June 20, from 5:00 am – 8:00 pm, JATRAN will be offering FREE rides on all fixed routes to encourage you to hang up your keys for the day and use alternate means of transportation like riding the bus and biking.

You are invited to celebrate transit with the City of Jackson and JATRAN at Union Station beginning at 7:00 am for your chance to win giveaways and enjoy FREE lunch at 11:00 am. Later in the day, a biking tour called Slow Roll with the City will depart from Union Station at 4:00 pm.

This event will be put on in conjunction with the Mississippi Public Transit Association’s “Mississippi Community Transportation Awareness Day” and the National “Dump the Pump Day.” The National Dump the Pump Day encourages the community to ride public transportation instead of driving their vehicles.

JATRAN will be offering FREE Fixed Route Rides all day.

Transdev is pleased to be a partner in the promotion of this event.

JATRAN to offer FREE fixed route bus rides on “Try Transit Day”:

6 local institutions will offer FREE admission during the month of May, 2019 to each other’s members.

“The Membership Exchange is a partnership that offers an a-MAY-zing opportunity for members to explore the vibrant cultural attractions right here in Southwest Michigan. It’s a perk that is an added value for existing members, and the benefit attracts new members to join and discover animals, nature, art, science and history at each destination.”
– Leslie Walsh, spokesperson for Binder Park Zoo

1. The Air Zoo, Portage Michigan

2. Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek, Michigan

3. Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners, Michigan

4. Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan

5. Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan

6. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Bird Sanctuary and Manor House, Augusta, Michigan

are partnering for the sixth year of the Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange.

If you present a valid membership card and photo ID from any of these organizations, you can enjoy FREE admission at any of the six destinations May 1–31, 2019.

You can also obtain a punch card to be validated at each visit.

If you visit all six destinations, you can submit your completed punch card to be entered in a random drawing to win a set of annual memberships to each organization.

The drawing will be held on June 3, 2019.

Six Area Attractions Offer FREE Admission in May to Members