Commuter Fair Information

2019 Carlyle Commuter Fair

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On April 10th, Carlyle hosted Commuter Fair in John Carlyle Square Park.

Several vendors provided information about alternative transportation options and tips on how to get around Alexandria. The information on this page allows us to share the information from the fair with those neighbors and commuters who were unable to attend the fair.

Carpools and Vanpools

Commute with Enterprise: Commute with Enterprise is the largest vanpool provider in North America, and vanpooling is the safest mode of public transportation in the U.S.

Omniride: OmniRide is PRTC's commuter bus service. OmniRide offers convenient weekday (Monday - Friday) service (excluding some holidays) from locations throughout Prince William County along the I-95 corridor and Manassas and Gainesville areas along the I-66 corridor.

Vanpool Alliance: Vanpool Alliance is a public-private partnership created to promote vanpooling as a way to enhance commuter travel options, reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in the Northern Virginia region. Make $200 a month in 3 easy steps!

Waze Carpool: Want to make $15 on your commute? Join the Carlyle Council carpool group and carpool once before May 1.

  • Carpool rides to and from Carlyle are just $1 until June 1!

Zimride: Learn more about Carlyle’s partnership with Zimride here.


Bird: Bird's mission is to make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions.

  • Free Ride up to $5. First ride only. Code: TakeFlight

Bolt: Bolt Mobility announced its national launch of a personal electric scooters featuring swappable batteries and a pre-trip braking preview.

Lime: Lime is founded on a simple idea that all communities deserve access to smart, affordable mobility.

Lyft: Lyft Scooters go up to 15 MPH and are the latest, affordable way to get you where you’re going — and maybe have some fun while you’re at it.

Other Options

Commuter Connections: Commuter Connections is a regional network of transportation organizations working to improve commutes in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

DASH: Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH bus system provides safe, reliable, and courteous bus service within the City of Alexandria! DASH connects with Metrobus, Metrorail, Virginia Railway Express, and all local bus systems.

Go ALEX: GO Alex encourages the reduction of automobile dependence, increasing mobility, and improving air quality through the promotion of public transit, ridesharing, bicycling, and walking as money and time-saving alternatives. GO Alex also works to improve the commuter experience, assisting employers with creating customized commuter programs for their employees.

Pedego Electric Bikes: A Pedego electric bike rental is the very best way to experience Alexandria and beyond.

Potomac River Boat Taxi: Commute from the water to the Wharf or National Harbor. Check for pricing coming soon.

Via: Via matches multiple riders going in the same direction with vehicles following optimized routes to maximize efficiency and quality of service.

  • Get $10 of Ride Credit with code: DCRIDES186

  • Expires 12/24/2019

  • Valid for new members only

WMATA: Metro will provide free shuttles and add extra service to local bus routes to help customers get around during the Metro Platform construction. View the Metro summer Platform Improvement Project Fact sheet here.

Carlyle Council Commuter Survey

Take the Carlyle Survey before the end of May for the chance to win prizes all month long! This survey is open to those who either live or work in the Carlyle Community of Alexandria. Your responses will tell us how you travel to work so we can better target our programs to encourage you to take public transportation, walk, bike or share a ride, instead of driving alone. Your input is very valuable to the success of Carlyle’s Transportation Management Program (TMP).