The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) is conducting a study to assess the feasibility of expanding Virginia Breeze bus service east-west between the Shenandoah Valley and Hampton Roads. The Virginia Breeze bus service, established in 2017, currently provides four north-south connections in the Commonwealth:

  • Valley Flyer: Blacksburg to Washington, D.C.  via I-81 and I-66
  • Highlands Rhythm: Bristol to Washington, D.C. via I-81 and I-66
  • Piedmont Express: Danville to Washington, D.C. via U.S. 29
  • Capitol Connector: Martinsville to Richmond and Washington, D.C.

DRPT is seeking public input on a fifth east-west route to determine if there is a need for the service. The public can provide comment through a DRPT Virginia Breeze survey. The study is anticipated to be complete in spring 2024.

Current Virginia Breeze routes.