Amid Soaring Gas Prices, Loudoun Encourages Riding Transit Buses

As people head back to the office amid high gas prices, the county government is encouraging commuters to hop on a Loudoun County Transit bus to save some money, cut traffic and reduce air pollution.

Local bus tickets are $1, bus trips to Metro stations are $1 to $2, and commuter trips at stops as far as Washington, DC are $10 to $11, offering an alternative to gas prices, tolls and driving in traffic.

The buses are also equipped for Metro SmarTrip electronic fare collection.

Loudoun County Transit offers bus schedules and fares and more information at loudoun.gov/transit or loudoun.gov/riderinformation. In addition, Loudoun County Transit’s Transit app allows riders to see notifications, real-time vehicle locations and trip planning directly through a smart phone. In addition, a team of transit specialists is also available to help with trip planning.

Riders should note that the Transportation Security Administration has extended the face masking requirement on public transportation through April 18.

For people who prefer to carpool or vanpool, Commuter Connections offers a regional Ridematching system and the Guaranteed Ride Home program.

11 thoughts on “Amid Soaring Gas Prices, Loudoun Encourages Riding Transit Buses

  • 2022-03-25 at 4:00 pm
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    This is liberal nirvana. Democrat policies cause gas prices to skyrocket and force everyone to use mass transit.

  • 2022-03-25 at 5:49 pm
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    Many citizens can’t ride the bus because of where they work, where they live, their work schedule etc. If the Loudoun County Government was serious about helping the citizens, they would focus on ways to lower gas prices. However, that would require hard work and the Government is really not interested in their citizens or work working hard.

  • 2022-03-25 at 6:11 pm
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    This is music to my ears. Yes, we can complain about high gas prices. But why not examine alternate modes of travel (e.g. walking, cycling, carpooling & public transit)? In these perilous time, we must do our part to help conserve energy. Isn’t it better to light a candle rather than curse the darkness? Welcome to Spring Loudoun!

    • 2022-03-27 at 3:16 pm
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      You can’t light a candle as it emits carbon. It would be better to elect a government with a sane energy policy and a sane foreign policy. Clearly, we have failed on both counts.

      I grew up in Europe and used public transport daily. But public transport in Europe is largely designed to make automobiles less essential in cities. Public transport in the US is largely designed to move commuters into a central location.

  • 2022-03-26 at 10:54 am
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    Won’t take transit until they allow you to smoke a cigar and drink bourbon on my commute home. Otherwise I’ll just keep doing that in the car.

  • 2022-03-26 at 10:01 pm
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    Ok cool. Improve bus service and walkability of neighborhoods across the county. It seems that the areas that have more disposable income among their residents have better walkability and bus service in their areas. Why doesn’t the BOS actually make improvements to increase ridership and lack of automobile dependency instead of positing these meaningless statements that don’t do anything for the citizens of Loudoun?

    • 2022-03-27 at 8:27 pm
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      Because politicians want to give the impression of doing something without ever actually solving a problem (because they need more money).

  • 2022-03-27 at 12:50 pm
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    Never ever ever “get on the bus/train” when governmnet tells you to.

  • 2022-03-27 at 3:56 pm
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    Will Wexton be riding the bus? The New Green Deal War started in Ukraine will continue until new leaders are elected in congress and the white house….

  • 2022-03-28 at 5:00 am
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    Riding a transit? Either you believe in COVID or you don’t?
    It is long overdue that Loundon County becomes proactive in trying to save costs to the tax payers and save resources for Americans….
    Employers need to permit their workers whenever possible to yet again work from home.
    The schools should go to a four day work week and save one day of the buses operating.
    Start cutting the costs throughout the county by decreasing hours staff/community spends in the county buildings.
    Yet again putting the costs of these burdens on the tax payers back is criminal. Start pushing state wide to stop the sanctuary of the unvetted and Americans push to go after the corrupt leaders they are fleeing from and have them removed from office. We are facing a financial collapse; inflation has boiled over to a temperature that will impact seniors into a homeless state of affairs. Protect our seniors who live on fixed incomes. Have respect for our elders again. Our leaders should get out of their reactive mode and into a pre, proactive one.

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