Try Transit Week: September 19 – 23, 2011

Answer the question “Why Should People Try Transit?”(*) and you could be entered to win two tickets to the Potomac Riverboat Company! Email your answer to to be entered.

Pledge to Win.

Pledge to Try Transit during Try Transit Week and be entered to win a one-year transit pass and two round-trip tickets on Amtrak Virginia. To pledge, visit and click, “Pledge Now.”

* Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2011. Limit one entry per person.

Please direct all questions to Allyson Teevan, DASH Marketing & Communications Manager at

Save Money. Save Time. Try Transit!

Across Virginia solo drivers are trying transit and experiencing the many benefits transit has to offer – including saving money and time! Try transit between September 19 and 23 and you could win a year’s free transit pass and two round-trip  tickets on Amtrak Virginia!

In April, Governor Bob McDonnell challenged all Virginians to try a form of transportation other than driving alone, once every 10 days. If you haven’t accepted the challenge yet, Try Transit Week is a great time to get on board. If we all accepted the challenge, peak time congestion could be drastically reduced.

What is Try Transit Week?

Try Transit Week is in its fourth year as a statewide event, and we hope to continue to spread the word about the various transportation choices available in Virginia and the benefits transit can offer – like saving money!!

So how does Try Transit Week work?

If you already use a form of transit or are interested in trying something new, you can pledge to use transit during the week of September 19-23.

When you pledge, you will be automatically entered for a chance to win a pass to the transit service of your choice to ride free for a year, and two round-trip tickets on Amtrak Virginia!

To pledge please click HERE

Why try transit?

Two words: money and time.

Couldn’t you use more of both? When you use transit, you save money on fuel and car expenses. In fact, the average family can save up to $10,000 a year by  using transit.

Did you know that the average person wastes more than a week’s vacation sitting in traffic each year? When you use transit  you save time because each car off the road means less congestion and fewer traffic delays. AND if you pledge to try transit during Try Transit Week, you could win a one year transit pass to two tickets on Amtrak Virginia!

How do I try transit?

Click HERE  to learn about the transit options in your area and pledge to try transit during the week of September 19-23. You will be automatically entered for a chance to win the grand prize!

There couldn’t be a better time to save money, save time and try transit!

For contest rules and regulations please click HERE.

In the video below, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell explains the Virginia transportation challenge: