Written By: OmniRide
In celebration of national Take Your Child to Work Day, children aged 17 and younger can ride any OmniRide bus for free on Thursday, April 28. Great news! OmniRide Local and Metro Express are already currently free and will be until at least June. Children can ride the Express bus for free on this day, which currently costs $9.20 one way, when accompanied by a paying adult!
This is an opportunity to introduce students, not only to the working world, but also to the many alternatives our region has versus driving alone. Riders are encouraged to bring their children along for the ride on an OmniRide Local, Metro Express, or Express bus on April 28 and show them the basics about using public transportation so they can gain confidence as they mature and start their own careers!
OmniRide is the operating name for the mobility services offered by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC). The organization provides Local bus service in Prince William County, Manassas and Manassas Park; Express service for commuters along the I-95 and I-66 corridors to employment centers in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.; and Metro Express which connects riders with Metro Stations. In addition, OmniRide’s Employer Services assists local employers who wish to establish or expand an employee transportation program.
Take Your Child to Work Day, also termed Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, is a national public education program that aims to connect what children learn at school with the actual working world. This day provides an opportunity for children to begin to envision their future home and work lives. OmniRide looks forward to welcoming many new young riders on April 28!
For more information on OmniRide services visit OmniRide.com.
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.