Public Transit and Transportation Demand Management

Public transit provides a great number of people a way to get around which is a great convenience for those that choose to live without a car, still have to get to work across town.  Public transport allows for safe, convenient and a leisurely way of getting around to anywhere you need to go.

Transportation Demand Management refers to a set of public policy strategies and programs aimed at providing convenient and affordable alternatives to the single-occupant vehicle to maximize use of a region’s alternative transportation resources.

When choosing how to travel to work, commuters weigh the relative cost, time and convenience of alternative modes of travel instead of driving alone. Sufficient and reliable funding for transit and other alternative commuting modes is a necessary prerequisite for persuading a high percentage of commuters to use alternative modes.

In the George Washington Region, GWRideConnect is a free ridesharing service that assists persons who are seeking daily transportation from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George counties to employment locations in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Richmond, Dahlgren and other employment sites right here in the Fredericksburg area. Learn how GWRideConnect can make your commute easier and less expensive.

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