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Transportation Resources


  • NOVA is partnered with PRTC to offer a discounted bus pass valid for OmniRide buses throughout Prince William County.
  • The cost of the pass is only $80 and allows you unlimited rides throughout the duration of the current semester on all OmniRide Local, East-West Express, and Metro Express buses. You can buy a pass at the Manassas and Woodbridge Campus Parking Services office and the OmniRide Transit Center.
  • Passes are non-transferable; one user per pass.
  • For more information, visit the OmniRide webpage or call 703.730.6644.

NOVA Shuttle

  • All NOVA students, staff and faculty can ride for free by showing their NOVA card. Shuttle tracking and updates are available in real time through the NOVA Bus Tracker.
  • Text “NOVA Shuttles” to 1.800.546.6151 to receive emergency alerts about the shuttle via text message.


  • Zimride is a fun and easy way to share the seats in your car or catch a ride. Zimride at NOVA helps you offer or request rides for commutes, road trips and popular events. If you have a car, split costs by offering rides. If you don’t have a car, and rides where you need to go.
  • Requires an @email.vccs.edu email address for students.
  • 1.855.ZIMRIDE


  • Subsidized taxicab program for Fairfax County residents who are income eligible.
  • Eligibility: Fairfax County residents who meet income guidelines of 225% of the U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Trip purpose: No restrictions.
  • Area served: Anywhere within the participating taxi companies’ service areas.
  • How to use: Contact participating taxi companies for reservations.
  • Cost: Depends on the length of the trip.
  • 703.222.9764

Committee for Helping Others

  • CHO is an all-volunteer organization that helps the needy in Vienna, Oakton, Dunn Loring, and Merrifield.
  • 133 Park St NE, Vienna, VA 22180
  • 703.281.7614

Alexandria City

  • Transportation services for Homeless and Homeless Case Management programs including limited assistance with bus tokens, METRO passes for job interviews and for transients.
  • 703.746.5700

The Car Ministry

  • The car ministry offers free cars to low-income households.
  • 929 West Broad Street, Suite 205, Falls Church, VA 22046
  • 703.237.8479