Public Transit

Winchester Transit provides public transportation in the form of two fixed loop routes, serving the major destinations in the City and, a fixed route service to Laurel Ridge Community College; complimentary paratransit service is available for individuals with disabilities who are unable to utilize the fixed route service. Winchester Transit also provides additional public transportation in the form of a microtransit service, WinReady On-Demand, to efficiently serve the areas of the City that are not directly accessible through the fixed route service.


 Service Type Fare Amount (One-Way Trip)  
 WinReady (Microtransit & Paratransit)  $1.50
 Loop Route  $1.00
 Loop Route Half Fare* $0.50
Laurel Ridge Community College Route  $2.00
Laurel Ridge Community College Half Fare*     $1.00
Students/Children Under 17* Free

*Half Fare is applicable to the Loop Route and Laurel Ridge Community College fixed routes only and are available to Medicare card holders, individuals over 65, and individuals with disabilities. Please note that individuals who meet the requirement for Half Fare must have a Half Fare bus pass issued by Winchester Transit. Half Fare is not applicable to WinReady.


**Children/students under 11 years of age must be accompanied by an adult on all modes. Initially, fares for WinReady can be paid for by credit card or debit card on the WinReady app, or by cash on the bus. Fares for the Loop Route or Laurel Ridge Community College Route must be paid for with cash at the time of boarding. When paying cash, trips must be paid in exact fare as drivers will not be able to make change. Winchester Transit staff will be exploring additional methods for payment that may be implemented in the future.



Civil Rights

Public Notice of Rights under Title VI

Winchester Transit operates its programs and services without regard to race, color or national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes he or she has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Winchester Transit.


For more information on Winchester Transit’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact Winchester Transit at (540) 667-1815; email; or visit our administrative office at 301 E. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.


A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20590.


If information is needed in another language, contact Winchester Transit at (540) 667-1815.


Filing a Complaint

Any person who believes that he or she has, individually or as a member of any specific class of persons, been excluded from the participation in, been denied the benefits of, or been otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which Winchester Transit provides assistance, and believes the discrimination is based upon race, color, national origin, gender, age, economic status or limited English proficiency has the right to file a formal complaint.  

A complaint must be submitted within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act. Complaints may also be filed with the US Federal Transit Administration. If a complaint addresses Winchester Transit, you may file the complaint in writing via email or mail or verbally via phone or in person. 

Title VI Complaint Process(PDF, 12KB)

Title VI Complaint Form(PDF, 18KB)

Transportation Development Plan

A Transit Development Plan (TDP) is a planning tool used to analyze the need for transit in a defined area, evaluate the services that are provided, and develop strategies to match the service to the identified transit needs. 

The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) has an emphasis on investing in transit systems that are meeting the existing demand for public transportation, and a desire to meet the growing demand for improved public transportation services through careful coordination of transit and land use planning.  As such, DRPT requires that public transit operators receiving state funding prepare, adopt, and submit a TDP at least every six years.  DRPT provides consultant assistance to local operators to develop the plans.

Winchester Transit TDP(PDF, 7MB) 

Title VI Coordinator
Renee Wells
301 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 773-1354