Need a Ride?  Ride United is Here to Help!

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Rappahannock United Way
is committed to reducing transportation barriers that prevent individuals and families from accessing healthcare, getting quality jobs, completing education programs, and more. Transportation has proven to be a key issue for many individuals seeking services to support pandemic recovery. Ride United now offers round-trip, on-demand Lyft rides to connect community members to services that are critical to pandemic recovery, including education, employment, health care, and more.

They can provide free rides (up to $25) each way ($50 total). Multiple requests can be made.


Request a Ride Here:  Rappahannock United Way Transportation Assistance

Information Flyer in English
Folleto Informativo en Español

REQUIREMENTS:  Eligible Riders must be a resident of the Greater Fredericksburg Region, over 18 years of age, and have no other transportation options available. Requested rides must be at a reasonable distance, and riders must have a smartphone and an active Lyft account via the Lyft app

If you do not have the Lyft app you can sign-up here: www.lyft.com/rider/cities/fredericksburg-va
If you want to get a fare estimate for your ride before you go: www.lyft.com/rider/fare-estimate


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (MWATA)

Metro blue line and yellow line free shuttle service map

Metrorail provides safe, clean, reliable transit service for more than 600,000 customers a day throughout the Washington, DC area. The Metrorail system has six color-coded rail lines: Red, Orange, Silver, Blue, Yellow, and Green. The layout of the system makes it possible to travel between any two stations with no more than a single transfer.

Use MWMATA’s Trip planner to discover the best transit route and what the fare will be.

Look for tall brown columns with a large “M” identifying the station entrances. Colored stripes around the column show which lines serve the station.

Get Involved

Since launching the Blue/Orange/Silver Capacity and Reliability Study (BOS Study) Metro has engaged government stakeholders, community partners, and the public to find the best and most cost-effective solutions to address future ridership, service, and reliability needs on these Metrorail lines. This feedback has been critical to our work throughout the study, and we appreciate your input.

Click here to see a summary of our engagement activities to date.

Provide Your Feedback

Help us decide which alternative is best for the region by providing your input by September 30, 2023.

Review the six alternatives and provide your feedback by taking the online survey. Learn more about the alternatives by:

  • watching a short video about each alternative
  • reviewing the alternative profiles and other information on this website
  • reading background information and reports
  • attending an upcoming public meeting


Hand holding a smartphone Take the survey and provide your comments by September 30, 2023. Enter for a chance to win a $50 VISA® gift card. Terms and Conditions.
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Attend a hybrid public meeting:

  • July 25 | 6:30-8 PM – George Mason University, Van Metre Hall Multipurpose Room (3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington VA 22201) ( Click here to register)
  • August 26 | 10:30 AM -12:00 PM – St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church Omega Room (408 Addison Rd S, Capitol Heights MD 20743) ( Click here to register)
  • September 12 | 6:30-8 PM – Metro L’Enfant Plaza HQ Board Room (300 7th Street SW, Washington DC 20024) ( Click here to register)

SmarTrip® Card

The SmarTrip® card is a permanent, rechargeable farecard that is safe and easy to use.   There are three ways to purchase a SmarTrip cards:

Buses & Trains

Local Transit

FXBGO-Fredricksburg Regional Transit– provides daily local public transportation throughout the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford County, and Spotsylvania County. Virginia Railway Express (VRE) feeder bus service is provided by FRED from various commuter lots.

The FRED bus Fare Free Program:
• The fare-free program began on February 28, 2022
• All FRED routes are fare-free.
• The Department of Rail and Public Transportation funds the program through the Transit Ridership Incentive Program, support from localities, and other grants. It will be reviewed annually to determine it’s viability.

Contact 540-372-1222 or visit www.fredericksburgva.gov/transit for specific information.

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  • Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) is a local transit service in the Richmond area, with 34 local routes; 10 express routes; 1 rapid transit line called Pulse. GRTC Pulse is a modern, high quality, high capacity rapid transit system that serves a 7.6-mile route along Broad Street and Main Street, from Rocketts Landing in the City of Richmond to Willow Lawn in Henrico County.
Regional Transit
  • Amtrak – America’s passenger rail system. Route, schedule, fare and other information is available from its website.
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BWI, Dulles, Reagan and Richmond Airport Services

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The following companies provide transportation services to one or more of the area airports. Several will also provide service to Union Station.

Door to Door Options

Mobility Options

A Program Provided by Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging

Looking for transportation options as a senior or disabled person? Transportation resources may be available to help you maintain your independence. Mobility Options can assist you in finding alternatives that you may not have considered:

• Public Transportation
• Paratransit
• Volunteer Transportation
• Private-Pay Paratransit
• Taxis
• Transportation Network Companies (Uber or Lyft)

“Whether you are simply looking for information and guidance, or assistance with identifying and
accessing transportation services within your local community, make Mobility Options your first call.”

Call 540-656-2985 for more information.

Taxi Cabs and TNC’s

Taxi companies, traditionally provide door to door transportation.  Today, the taxi industry is changing and many companies are offering services such as airport shuttle and package delivery service.  Check out the list below to find a company that meets your needs.

Transportation Network Companies or TNCs provide door to door transportation furnished by private drivers using smart phone applications.  Two popular companies in our region are Lyft and Uber.  Download the Lyft and Uber Apps to your iPhone or Android smart phone to start riding today.  Payment is easy with a credit card or PayPal account.

Never used a TNC before?  Check out these tutorials to learn how:

Don’t have a smart phone?  You can request a ride using a computer:  Lyft or Uber.
Want to ride with your pet?  Need to go on a long trip?  Wondering who pays the toll? Check out the guidelines in the Uber Guide.
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Virginia Bicycle Map – For information on bike trails and facilities across Virginia. If you would like to get a paper copy of the map contact GWRideConnect at 540-373-7665. For more information on biking and walking trails in Virginia, visit VDOT at http://www.virginiadot.org/programs/bikeped/maps.asp.

Bikes on Transit

Commuting with your bike?

FRED Buses are ready for you and your bike!
All FRED buses are equipped with bike racks on the front of the bus, which makes traveling with your bike on FRED easy and convenient.

VRE’s onboard bicycle policy
Collapsible bikes are permitted on all VRE trains and on all cars.  Full-size bikes are permitted on some trains.  Please review the complete bicycle policy here.

Transportation choices are available for long distance or local commutes! Contact us for a complete list of transit options traveling to Washington D.C., Northern Virginia, or wherever you want to go!