Free dial-a-ride for vets

The City of Winchester is committed to honoring veterans.

Beginning on Monday, August 21st, the city’s transportation system, WinTran, will offer dial-a-ride to city vets.

This new service will allow Winchester Veterans to be picked up from their desired point in the city and be taken to the Winchester Veterans Clinic on Dawson Drive in Winchester.

Proof of Veteran status is needed.

Vets may call the WinTran dispatch office for more information.

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WinTran’s Laurel Ridge Route begins service

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The City of Winchester’s new public transit route to Laurel Ridge Community College began service today.

The bus will stop at five locations between the downtown Winchester Boscawen Street transfer station and the Community College every 70 minutes.

The stops include Bank of Clarke, Braddock Street at Amherst Street, John Handley High School, Shihadeh Innovation Center, and Jubal Early Drive at Apple Blossom Drive.

The Laurel Ridge Route will run throughout the year except for holidays with the first bus leaving at 7:10 am and the final bus returning at 9:10 pm.

All buses are wheelchair accessible and equipped with a bike rack.

Winchester Transit would also like to remind all residents that it is free to travel on any WinTran bus to any destination through June 30, 2023.

To view the schedule and stop information, click here.

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City of Winchester and WinTran offer free rides

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Thanks to stimulus funding awarded the city of Winchester for the public transit system expenses.

WinTran is able to offer free rides for the next two years for all riders.

All fares have been waived for all WinTran riders through Jun. 30, 2023.

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