RICHMOND – Virginia Breeze, Commonwealth of Virginia’s intercity bus service, will expand into Martinsville.
Starting in spring of 2020, the new routes will connect Martinsville to Richmond and Danville to Washington, D.C.
“Our goal is to ensure that all Virginians, regardless of where they live, have access to safe, affordable and reliable transportation. Virginians have shown immense support for the Virginia Breeze, with ridership increasing year over year,” said Jennifer Mitchell, Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.
Buses along the approximately 190-mile route between Martinsville and Richmond will have potential bus stops in Danville, South Boston, Hampden Sydney and Farmville.
In addition, buses on the approximately 250-mile route from Danville to Washington Union Station will travel along U.S. Route 29 and Interstate 66, including potential stops in Lynchburg, Charlottesville and at Dulles International Airport.
Officials say exact routing and stop locations are still in development.
Virginia Breeze ridership data shows the service carried 6,511 passengers in the third quarter of 2019.
This a 28 percent increase over the second quarter of 2018.