WOODBRIDGE, VA – The Virginia House of Delegates and Virginia Senate have appointed representatives to the Board of Commissioners for the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), filling positions that have been vacant since January 2020.
Virginia Delegate Lee J. Carter, D-50th, and Delegate Elizabeth R. Guzman, D-31st, were appointed in June to serve on the PRTC Board through January 2022. Both Delegate Carter and Delegate Guzman are new to the PRTC Board.
Virginia Senator George L. Barker, D-39th, a PRTC Commissioner since 2016, was re-appointed to the Board in June. His new PRTC term expires in January 2024.
“Having officials at the state level actively participating on the PRTC Board is always an asset because they bring a wider perspective to budget and operational issues,” said Prince William County Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin, who also serves as PRTC Board Chair. “The entire Board looks forward to working with our representatives from the General Assembly over the next several years.”
PRTC oversees the mobility services provided by OmniRide as well as the train operations of the Virginia Railway Express. The PRTC Board has 13 members representing area jurisdictions, three members representing the General Assembly, and one member representing the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The PRTC Board has a full complement of Commissioners with these three General Assembly appointments.
The PRTC Board typically meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the OmniRide Transit Center in Woodbridge. Meetings are open to the public. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the PRTC Board has been meeting virtually and livestreaming meetings on YouTube for the public to observe.
For more information about OmniRide, visit OmniRide.com or call 703-730-6664.
The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), operating as OmniRide, provides a variety of services in Prince William County, Stafford County, the City of Manassas and the City of Manassas Park including: OmniRide Express and OmniRide Local bus routes; OmniRide Ridesharing for the promotion of carpools and vanpools; and OmniRide Employer Services which helps businesses to implement and expand commuter benefit programs. PRTC also co-sponsors the Virginia Railway Express in partnership with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.