Transit and Transportation Demand Management
BRITE Transit Program
Public transportation service in the SAWMPO area is administered by the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission (CSPDC) and provided through a contracted service provider, Virginia Regional Transit (VRT). Funding comes from a mix of federal and state money, as well as local match provided by the City of Staunton, Augusta County, City of Waynesboro, Augusta Health, Blue Ridge Community College, Shenandoah Valley Social Services, Staunton Downtown Development Association, and Wilson Workforce & Rehabilitation Center. Learn more at britebus.org, or the Commonwealth's Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) website at drpt.virginia.gov.
Routes & Schedules
There are multiple options for riding a BRITE Bus in the Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro area. The most up-to-date schedule and fare information, downloadable schedules, and an interactive map highlighting each route and stop is available on the Brite website under the "Bus Routes" tab.
Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
The CSPDC's Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program began in 2009 with the receipt of a Rideshare Transportation Demand Management grant for the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). TDM programs throughout Virginia promote ridesharing and other transportation alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles to assist individuals seeking transportation options to their workplaces and other destinations, mitigate congestion on Virginia's roadways, and reduce environmental impacts caused by vehicle emissions, roadway expansion, and other transportation-related factors.
The CSPDC adopted the region's Long-Range TDM Plan at its October 16, 2017 meeting. The TDM Plan provides an overview of the region's TDM program, details existing services, and identifies program resources.
The TDM Plan provides 23 strategic initiatives that were developed in an effort to augment the CSPDC's existing TDM program and implement new projects. Theses initiatives are broken into five categories - marketing and community outreach; carpool/vanpool/ride matching; employer services; alternative travel mode promotion; and TDM and regional planning and coordination
RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission that works to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility throughout Central Virginia and the Central Shenandoah Valley. RideShare offers free carpool matching, vanpool coordination, and operate a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency. RideShare also works with employers to develop and implement traffic reduction programs, and we market the region’s Park and Ride lots.