The Afton Express, a commuter bus service connecting Staunton, Fishersville, Waynesboro, Charlottesville, and Fifth Street Station in Albemarle County began operating on September 1. Three buses, outfitted with Wi-Fi, comfortable seating, and bike racks, operate four morning and four afternoon service routes, five days a week. All rides are free during the month of September. Standard fares, beginning October 1, will be $3 one way, with 10 ride farecards available for purchase for $25. Local funding for the Afton Express is provided by the cities of Staunton, Waynesboro and Charlottesville, the counties of Augusta and Albemarle, and the University of Virginia.
A ribbon cutting to launch the service and recognize project partners was held on August 16 at the BRITE Transit Facility in Fishersville. Over 50 local government representatives, stakeholders, Commissioners, and partners were in attendance. To stay up-to-date on this exciting new service, “like” and “follow” the Afton Express on Facebook and Twitter.