Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC)
is the public transportation system in Prince William County, Virginia
, plus two adjacent independent cities
and Manassas Park
, that together are surrounded by the county. Services provided by PRTC include OmniRide, OmniLink, and OmniMatch.
The Commission was established in 1986. It consists of representatives from each local jurisdiction, the Chairman of the Commonwealth Transportation Board
and two members of the House of Delegates and one member of the Senate
from legislative districts located wholly or in part within the boundaries of the transportation district. Together with the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
PRTC operates the Virginia Railway Express
. By 1986, it became apparent that the jurisdictions outside of NVTC could not reach agreement on how to support VRE by joining NVTC so PRTC was created. Legislation established a 2% motor fuels tax to support VRE expenses and other transportation investments.
PRTC operates a carpooling and vanpooling project called "OmniMatch." PRTC participates in the SmarTrip
rechargeable fare card program with other public transportation agencies.
The PRTC bus fleet consists of the following models (roster current as of December 2010):
- 1993 MCI 102A3 (142-146)
- 1995 MCI 102D3 (147-150)
- 2000 Orion V 40' (171-183)
- 2002 MCI 102DL3 (300-337)