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OmniRide Provides Access to Vaccination Sites

For Immediate Release: 03/10/2021

 

UPDATE: OmniRide learned after this release was issued that Safeway at the Glen is no longer a vaccination site. We apologize for any confusion.

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WOODBRIDGE, VA – With COVID-19 impacting the region, OmniRide has been vital in providing critical transportation services, especially for essential workers, as well as residents needing to make essential trips to such places as grocery stores and doctor’s offices. OmniRide Local buses also serve three local vaccination sites, with bus stops close to each location.

 

See below for details:

 

Vaccination Site

OmniRide Local Route(s)

Stop Access

Safeway at the Glen            

4240 Merchant Plaza,

Woodbridge, VA 22192

 

Woodbridge A

Woodbridge B

Dale City

Stops located at

the intersection of

Old Bridge Rd & Troupe St

 

Gander Mountain Store

14011 Worth Avenue,

Woodbridge, VA 22192

Potomac Mills Circle & Worth Ave

 

Woodbridge A

Woodbridge B

Bus stop is on Worth Ave

 

Manassas Mall

8300 Sudley Rd,

Manassas, VA 20109

 

65-Manassas North

Bus stop is on Rixlew Ln

outside of Mall

 

 

For riders in eastern Prince William County who need a little extra assistance, with advance notice, buses can be re-routed to pick riders up from locations within ¾ mile of a route and drop them off directly at the vaccination site.

 

Off-route service is not available in the Manassas area; however, riders may qualify for our paratransit service. The OmniRide Access paratransit service provides door-to-door transportation specifically for people who are unable to use public transit due to disability. Paratransit service is provided in vans that can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Visit OmniRide.com/access to learn more about the certification process.

 

OmniRide has instituted protocols to minimize the COVID-19 exposure for passengers and staff. This includes stringent daily cleaning of bus interior, focusing on common areas such a handrails, arm rests, seat backs, and the bus operator’s compartment. We are also performing enhanced cleaning once a week on all buses, and have upgraded the strength of cleaning products used on the bus fleet and enhanced on-board air filtration.

 

OmniRide has implemented measures to encourage and make it easier to maintain social distancing while on the buses.  Passengers are only permitted to ride the bus for one loop at a time, limiting  extended exposure and contact between drivers and passengers. OmniRide Local service is currently fare-free to minimize interactions between bus operators and riders and allow customers to board quickly and self-distance more effectively. 

 

As mandated by TSA, all OmniRide passengers are required to wear a face mask that MUST cover both the nose and mouth while awaiting, boarding, traveling on or disembarking any OmniRide bus and while in the Transit Center lobby.

 

For assistance planning your ride call Customer Service at 703-730-6664. Visit OmniRide.com to view bus schedules or plan your trip.

 

About Us

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), operating as OmniRide, provides commuter and local bus services as well as ridesharing services in Prince William County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park. It also co-sponsors the Virginia Railway Express in partnership with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.