Stafford County commuters have two additional fuel-saving options to travel to the nation’s capital starting Monday.

OmniRide, a Prince William County-based public transportation agency, will offer nonstop service on weekdays from the Staffordboro Boulevard Park & Ride lot to the Pentagon, as well as another multi-stop route to other commuter spots in the city.

The first of four nonstop Route 942 buses to the Pentagon departs Stafford at 4:33 a.m., arriving at the Department of Defense headquarters at 5:21 a.m. The last bus departs Stafford at 7:18 a.m., arriving at 8:20 a.m.

Five Route 942 buses make the return trip to Stafford from the Pentagon beginning at 2:10 p.m., arriving in Stafford at 3:04 p.m. The last Stafford-bound bus departs the Pentagon at 6:35 p.m., arriving at 7:31 p.m.

The second new route has the first of four buses departing Stafford at 4:38 a.m. The Route 543 commuter bus will stop at 14th Street and Independence Avenue, 14th Street and New York Avenue, and then Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street, before arriving at D and 9th Streets SW at 5:51 a.m. The last Route 543 bus departs the commuter lot at 7:23 a.m., arriving in D.C. at 8:42 a.m.

Four afternoon and evening buses return to Stafford beginning with departure from D and 7th Streets at 3:07 p.m., stopping at Pennsylvania Avenue and 7th Street and 14th and F streets, before returning at 4:34 p.m. The last evening bus with multiple stops departs Washington for Stafford at 5:20 p.m., arriving at 6:57 p.m.

According to the OmniRide’s website, a variety of cost options, including regular and reduced fares, are available. OmniRide is waiving all fees for the new Stafford to Washington routes until Dec. 31.

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