Virginia bus service will suspend rides starting Friday

Virginia bus service will suspend rides starting Friday
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation says it’s suspending Virginia Breeze long-distance rides because of low demand during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A bus agency connecting Virginia cities to Washington, D.C., has announced plans to suspend service starting Friday.

A Wednesday news release from the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation says it’s suspending Virginia Breeze long-distance rides because of low demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

This follows a decision a few days ago to suspend Monday to Thursday services.

The agency’s director says it’s no longer feasible to maintain service under the state’s current stay-at-home order.

Officials say services will restart when it is safe to travel and the demand returns.

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