County Offers Free Bus Rides to Metro Stations for Try Transit Week

County Offers Free Bus Rides to Metro Stations for Try Transit Week

You can hop on the bus, Gus, and ride for free, Lee, during Try Transit Week beginning Sept. 17.

During the week of Sept. 17 through 21, Loudoun County Transit is offering free rides on all buses that provide connections to Metrorail stations.

The Metro Connection services include routes traveling to and from Loudoun County to the Wiehle-Reston East (Silver Line) and the West Falls Church (Orange Line) Metro stations. The opportunity to travel for free on Metro Connection routes continues through the end of October 2018.

Also, anyone who pledges to try transit during Try Transit Week by registering at is eligible to win a year of free transit service from the Virginia transit operator of their choice, along with a pair of round-trip tickets aboard Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train. Pledges will be accepted through Sept. 21.

Anyone who lives or works in Loudoun and who pledges to try transit is also eligible for prizes from Loudoun County Transit. Four winners will each receive a $50 SmarTrip card that can be used on Loudoun County’s Premium Commuter buses and most Metro Connection buses. Two additional winners will each receive $30 worth of punch passes for Loudoun County’s Local Bus Service.

The free bus rides are offered through the ISHARE66 Commuter Incentives program, designed to reduce traffic congestion and promote alternative modes of transportation through the Interstate 66 corridor. For more information, visit

For more information about transit options in Loudoun County, visit


Joseph Dill