WinReady brings new transportation option to Winchester

amanda behan

Winchester Transit is adding a new micro-transit service this spring, WinReady.

WinReady is an addition to the transit system’s four fixed routes and will offer a direct point-to-point service that will pick you up and take you wherever you need to go in the City of Winchester within 30 minutes.

Users will request a ride through the new WinReady App available in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Once in the app, users will be asked to sign up and enter a credit or debit card.

After the account is set up, users can request a pick up from their current location and a drop-off address with a process similar to what is in place on apps like Uber or Lyft.

Then residents can select the amount of seats needed.

Once matched with a WinReady vehicle, users will meet the driver at a pickup.

For rider safety, verify that the vehicle arriving is the same model and has the same license plate that is listed in the app.

Residents are invited to a few upcoming workshops to learn more about the service:

  • March 20, 3:30 p.m. – Virginia Ave Elementary School
  • March 21, 3:30 p.m. – John Kerr Elementary School
  • March 25, 10 a.m. – Douglas School
  • March 26, 3:30 p.m. – Quarles Elementary School

The City of Winchester will host a Pre-Launch event on Saturday at the Old Town Walking Mall from 11 am – 2 pm to introduce the app and one of the buses while enjoying some food, music, and games.

WinReady will begin its service on March 25th. 

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FCPS hosts Community Conversations with Superintendent

Frederick County Public Schools announced that they will host their first Community Conversation with Superintendent George Hummer on Thursday, January 4th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Orchard View Elementary School.

The event allows parents, staff, and community members to meet with Dr. Hummer and ask questions or provide feedback.

Future Community Conversations with the Superintendent are scheduled for March 25th, April 17th, and May 14th.

Three budget town hall meetings are also scheduled for February.

Dr. Hummer said, “Feedback from all of our constituents is of utmost importance to me. Every voice matters, and the involvement of our students, families, staff members and community members is necessary to determine what we need to start, stop, and continue in order to help us strive to do what is best for all of our students.”

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