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Transportation
 
The following transportation services are available in our area: 
 

Senior Discount Information

Information about senior discounts is likely to change over time. If you find that any of our information is outdated, or you would like to share knowledge of other transportation-related discounts please let us know! Email pwaaa@pwcgov.org or call 703-792-6374. 

Public Transit

 
Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC)
General information: www.prtctransit.org
 
Off-Route trips: If you cannot get to an OmniLink stop, or if your destination is not close to a stop, you may still be able to use OmniLink by reserving an off-route trip. To determine if an off-route trip is possible, call Customer Service from 5:30 AM to 8:30 PM, Monday - Friday at (703) 730-6664 or (888) 730-6664. A Customer Service Agent will work with you and try to route the bus closer to where you live or want to go - up to 3/4 mile off the route. Passengers who schedule off-route trips are not eligible for reduced fares and will be required to pay an off-route surcharge. Visit the OmniLink website for more information.
 
Senior Discount: Senior SmarTrip® cards may be purchased by citizens age 65 and older to receive discounted fares on Metrobus and Metrorail. Older adults aged 65 and older may also pay the reduced bus fare of 85¢ by showing the bus operator a valid ID. Exact change is required. Visit the WMATA website for the most up to date information on these discounts. 
 
transportation-services4.JPGHow it works: To purchase a Senior SmarTrip® card there is an initial cost of $2. Some sales locations sell cards with pre-loaded amounts already on them; therefore, the cost would be $5 plus the pre-loaded amount.  A SmarTrip® card is easy to use and faster than a farecard. Just touch it to the target on a faregate or farebox and the reduced fare is automatically be deducted.
 
 
Senior SmarTrip® card’s may be purchased at the following locations in our area:
 
PRTC Transit Center
Open 6am - 8pm, Monday - Friday
14700 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192
(Transactions processed 7am - 7pm, Monday – Friday)
(703) 730-6664 or (888) 730-6664

CVS Stores
9200 Centreville Road, Manassas, VA
8041 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA
12890 Touchstone Circle, Woodbridge, VA
 
Manassas Area Giant Grocery Stores
Westgate Plaza
8025 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA
Manassas Junction
8819 Centreville Road, Manassas, VA
 
Todos Markets
13905 Jefferson Davis Highway, Marumsco Plaza, Woodbridge, VA
17782 Dumfries Shopping Plaza, Dumfries, VA
 
 
VRE
 
Senior Discount: VRE offers reduced-fare tickets to senior citizens aged 65 and older. The discount is 50% off the cost of a regular priced VRE ticket, with the exception of the VRE-TLC ticket. A list of vendors who sell reduced fare tickets is located here.
 
Discounts for Persons with Disabilities: A reduced face is available to those with a VRE Reduced Fare ID card. Visit vre.org/programs/handacc to fill out an application and apply.
 
 
Amtrak
 
Senior Discount: Amtrak travelers 62 years of age and over are eligible to receive a 15% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains. On cross-border services operated jointly by Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada, a 10% Senior discount is applicable to travelers aged 60 and over. Visit amtrak.com/seniors-discount for more information and restrictions.
 
Discounts for Persons with Disabilities: Amtrak offers a 15% rail fare discount to passengers with a disability and up to one traveling companion. Visit www.amtrak.com/making-reservations-for-passengers-with-a-disability for more information on how to make reservations.
 

Veteran Enhanced Transportation Services

The Veteran Enhanced Transportation Service (V.E.T.S.) is a volunteer transportation program for veterans and their spouses, age 55 or older, who are unable to transport themselves to doctors’ offices or pharmacies. This program is administered through a community partnership between the Prince William Area Agency on Aging (Agency) and Volunteer Prince William’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).  Call 703-792-6374 for more information.

Wheels to Wellness

A medical transportation assistance program sponsored by PRTC through support from the Potomac Health Foundation.  Wheels to Wellness provides travel assistance via a rechargeable payment card that eligible residents can use to access health services.

Who is Eligible?
 
To qualify, applicants must be:  80 years old or older; or Disabled as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act; or Have income that is no greater than 1.9 times the federal poverty level, and not eligible for Medicaid.  In addition, the applicant must reside in one of the following ZIP codes: 20112, 22025, 22026, 22134, 22172, 22191, 22192 or 22193, although trips do not have to begin or end in these ZIP codes.

Taxi Companies

 
Northern Virginia Checker Cab
703-257-0222
 
Yellow Cab
703-491-2222 or 703-369-2100
 
Senior Ride: Yellow Cab offers a 20% discount to passengers 65 years of age or older (proof of ID is required) to purchase a pre-paid Senior Ride card.
 
How it works: Reloadable Swipe and Ride cards can be purchased as Senior Rides. 20% of what you pay is added as value to your Senior Card (example pay $50.00 get $60 in cab fare). Purchases must be made in person. For more information, contact their office at the numbers above.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Cab Service
 
Yellowcab of Prince William has handicapped accessible taxi service.  Individuals can be transported in their wheelchair or, if able, the chair can be placed in the back with the individual in a standard passenger seat.  Accessible vehicles are equipped with ramps and safety restraint systems.  These vehicles also accommodate standard-sized scooters.