This study is focused on determining if there are unmet intercity bus needs in the areas of Virginia between Virginia Beach and Harrisonburg/Staunton.  The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) has implemented rural intercity bus service under the Virginia Breeze brand (see https://virginiabreeze.org/ for more information), and is interested in knowing if there are additional needs for additional connections to offer east-west bus service across the Commonwealth.     
 
Current Virginia Breeze services are operated on four routes (see map):
 
·       Valley Flyer: Blacksburg to Washington, D.C.  via I-81 and I-66
·       Highlands Rhythm: Bristol to Washington, D.C. via I-81 and I-66
·       Piedmont Express: Danville to Washington, D.C. via U.S. 29
·       Capitol Connector: Martinsville to Richmond and Washington, D.C.

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There is additional intercity bus service provided by other firms, including Greyhound, Megabus and Flixbus—along with Amtrak rail passenger service and connecting bus services.

Please help us by answering the following questions:
Travel Needs
The following questions will help us understand your intercity travel needs.

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* 1. DRPT is considering development of East-West Virginia Breeze Intercity bus service in the I-64 corridor - As you can see from the map, the study area extends from Virginia Beach to the I-81 corridor currently served by the Valley Flyer. Do you think there is a need for service in this corridor?

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* 2. In this study area, which cities or towns do you think should be considered as stop locations? Please rank them in order of importance, with number 1 being the highest priority, 3 being the lowest priority and 0 being doesn't merit a stop. Please rank 3 answers for the highest priority, no more than 3 for medium priority, and as many as you'd like for lowest priority or no stop.

  1 - Highest priority  2 - Medium priority 3 - Lowest priority 0 - Doesn't merit a stop
Virginia Beach
Norfolk
Hampton
Newport News
Williamsburg
Richmond
Charlottesville
Waynesboro
Staunton
Harrisonburg
Lexington
Roanoke
Other locations (maybe cities, towns, park and ride lots, etc)

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* 3. Which city/town do you live in?

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* 4. What towns/cities outside of your home county are final destinations for long-distance trips?

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* 5. Have you or any other adult in your household traveled at least 50 miles or more one way in the past 12 months?

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* 6. What was the primary purpose of this trip? (Only select one answer)

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* 7. Which of these modes have you or someone in your household used for intercity travel in the past 12 months? (Check all that apply)

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* 8. For the long distance trips you or someone in your household have made, using one or more of the above modes, what cities were the final destinations for each of your trips?

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