Be Driven: Public Transportation

TDM:  Transportation Demand Management

Public transit is a widely available resource for commuters that is inexpensive or, in some cases, free. Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) and University Transit Service (UTS) work together to offer free bus service to virtually anywhere in Charlottesville. While UTS always offers free rides for U.Va faculty, staff, and students, CAT is now currently offering free rides if you have your valid U.Va ID. Learn more here.


Bus Transportation

 
   
University Transit Service (UTS)

University Transit Service (UTS)

UTS is run by U.Va's Department of Parking & Transportation. UTS services virtually all areas of U.Va's Grounds, and caters specifically to students and faculty/staff commuters. All UTS transit buses run on a cleaner burner biodiesel mixture. Click here for more information about sustainability@P&T.

434-924-7711
www.virginia.edu/parking/uts/

Click here for the New Student Guide to UTS

   
Charlottesville Transit Service (CTS)

Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT)

CAT is a city-run public transit service that services virtually all of Charlottesville, including many areas on Grounds. U.Va students, faculty, and staff can currently enjoy free rides on CAT buses. Learn more about Open Ridership.

434-970-3649
www.charlottesville.org/transit

Regional Transit and Shuttle Service

   
JAUNT

JAUNT

JAUNT is a regional transportation provider for Charlottesville, Albermarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson, Buckingham, and Amherst Counties. This public transportation system makes over 250,000 trips each year, carrying riders to work, doctor's appointments, shopping and other leisure activities.

434-296-3184
www.ridejaunt.org

   
Home Ride of VA

Home Ride of Virginia, Inc.

Home Ride provides weekend and holiday bus service from U.Va, VT, Radford, and JMU to many areas of Virginia including Northern Virginia, Richmond, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville. For U.Va students, Home Ride offers convenient service between the Student Activities Building and Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Hampton.

1-800-553-6644
www.homeride.com

   
UVa Express

U.Va Express

The UVaExpress is free, coordinated transportation from Dulles International Airport in Washington, DC and Charlottesville Airport to the University of Virginia just before Move-In. The program is coordinated by the University of Virginia’s Office of Engagement and has been made available to international first year and transfer students by a generous contribution from one of our graduates in Singapore.

434-924-4157
http://uvaclubs.virginia.edu/site/c.eoIDLLOtGpF/b.4008981/k.BE1B/Home.htm

   
UVAirbus

UVAirBus

UTS is pleased to offer airport transportation in association with the U.Va Student Council. Made possible by the efforts of the Student Life committee, the UVAirBus makes it easier and less expensive for students to get to and from the Charlottesville and Richmond Airports during Thanksgiving Break. Learn more about UVAirBus on its initiative page.

   
Greene County Transit

Greene County Transit

Greene County Transit is a "demand-response" public transportation system for the County of Greene. Service is provided for the elderly, disabled, children, workers, and any other transportation needs to the residents of Greene to any area in Greene County on a "call-in" basis.

434-985-5205
www.gcva.us/dpts/trns/default.htm

   
Virginia Regional Transit (VRT)

Virginia Regional Transit (VRT)

Virginia Regional Transit is a non-profit community transportation service provider serving fifteen jurisdictions, including Loudoun, Fauquier, Culpeper, Orange, Clarke, Frederick, Warren, Page, Rockingham, Augusta, Highland, and Waynesboro. VRT's services include direct passenger service, transit system management and contracted transit related services for public and private organizations.

1-877-777-2708
http://vatransit.org

   

Alternative Taxi Services

   
Go Green Transportation Service

Go Green Transportation Service

Go Green is a hybrid transportation service located in Charlottesville serving the surrounding areas and promoting awareness for the environment by driving vehicles that operate with an alternate fuel source. Go Green Transportation Service specializes in long distance service to and from all surrounding airport terminals.

434-760-1644
www.gogreentaxiva.com

Mass Transit

 
   
Amtrak Passenger Trains

Amtrak Passenger Trains

Ride the train from the 810 West Main Street station to Richmond, Staunton, Culpeper, Alexandria, Lynchburg, Danville, Clifton Forge, DC, and all the way to New York, Chicago, and New Orleans.

Click here for more information about Amtrak.

1-800-USA-RAIL
www.amtrak.com

       
Greyhound Bus Lines

Greyhound Bus Lines

Ride the bus from the 310 West Main Street station to Danville, Emporia, Exmore, Farmville, Fredericksburg, Newport News, Hampton, Lynchburg, Marion, Norfolk, Oak Hall, Petersburg, Richmond, Roanoke, South Boston, South Hill, Springfield, Suffolk, Triangle, VA Beach, Williamsburg, Woodbridge, Wytheville, or beyond VA.

434-295-5131 or 1-800-231-2222
www.greyhound.com

   
Starlight Express

Starlight Express

Go back and forth to New York City on the Starlight Express, the low-cost, non-stop bus that picks up and drops off passengers on West Main Street at the Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) stop at the top of the steps to the Amtrak station.

434-295-0782
www.starlightbus.com

Additional Public Transportation Services

   
Charlottesville Fun Bus

Charlottesville Fun Bus

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation's new Fun Bus that will transport young people to plays, concerts, art, science, nature-related and other cultural, educational and sports events throughout the year.

434-970-3589
www.charlottesville.org/parks
U.Va Today Press Release

   
Virginia GrandDriver

Virginia GrandDriver

GrandDriver is an initiative of the Virginia Department for the Aging offering an educational resource designed to provide Virginians with information and resources about staying safe and mobile as they age. Seniors can search by region for ride share programs and public transportation systems. This program is funded by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

1-800-552-3402
www.granddriver.net