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Emergency Service Plan Now in Effect for all PRTC Buses

By Potomac Local News January 21, 2014 11:20 am

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New OmniLink buses that serve Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park. The buses have a new look more aligned with the overall color scheme for the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission. [Submitted photo]

New OmniLink buses that serve Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park. The buses have a new look more aligned with the overall color scheme for the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission. [Submitted photo]

PRTC will put its emergency service plan (ESP) into effect for all of its buses at noon today.

Only its OmniLink local buses in Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park, had been running on the ESP.

More from PRTC:

Starting at NOON, PRTC’s Snow Emergency Service Plan will be in effect for OmniRide, Metro Direct, OmniLink and Cross County Connector buses. Rides on ALL PRTC buses will be FREE.

*OMNIRIDE passengers should take Metrorail to the appropriate Metro stations, where buses will be waiting. All buses on the Manassas OmniRide, Tysons Corner OmniRide, Manassas Metro Direct and Linton Hall Metro Direct routes will operate to and from the West Falls Church Metrorail station only. All other OmniRide routes and the Prince William Metro Direct will operate to and from the Franconia-Springfield Metro station. Although PRTC bus rides are free, you will be required to pay the Metrorail, Metrobus or Fairfax Connector fare. PRTC Buses will leave Metro stations at least every 20 minutes, except for Tysons Corner OmniRide and Linton Hall Metro Direct which will depart every hour, on the hour. Service will begin at noon and the last OmniRide buses will depart the Metrorail stations at 7:30 p.m. Snow Emergency Routing will be implemented if neighborhood streets are deemed unsafe.

*METRO DIRECT buses will operate according to published schedules; however, road conditions may cause delays.

*OMNILINK off-route trips are cancelled for today. OmniLink will remain on ESP all day. OmniLink buses will stop at all signed PRTC bus stops. Buses continue to operate on regular routing as long as conditons permit but snow routing may be activated during the afternoon/evening.

*CROSS COUNTY CONNECTOR buses will operate according to published schedules; however, road conditions may cause delays.