Afton Express expanding service in 2023

The transit agency that operates a daily bus between Staunton and Charlottesville has announced plans to expand the service in 2023. BRITE Bus and the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission launched the Afton Express in September 2021.

“The new schedule will include more frequent stops at some of the Charlottesville and Albemarle stops as well as a 5th trip in the evening to provide access to individuals with varied work schedules,” wrote Lucinda Shannon of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in an email to area transit stakeholders. 

The new schedule would launch in February and add a fifth evening bus (Credit: BRITE Bus)

The agency is required to take public comment on the changes. Shannon said written comments may be submitted by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 to: 

BRITE Bus/Afton Express staff
112 MacTanly Place
Staunton, VA 24401 
or via e-mail to paula@cspdc.org 

For more information on the service, visit the Afton Express website.


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