Park & Ride Lot Opens at Jefferson Centre in Fluvanna
Ride Share Press Release
VA – July 16, 2013) A Park & Ride lot has been established at the Jefferson
Centre shopping center on Turkeysag Trail in Fluvanna County, providing a
convenient meeting place for Lake Monticello residents that carpool to
Charlottesville or other locations. The Park & Ride spaces are located to
the left of the shopping center in a section of the lot that faces Turkeysag
The Park &
Ride lot was a result of an effort from RideShare, Fluvanna County Board of
Supervisors and CBRE Charlottesville, which manages the Jefferson Centre
property. An agreement between the County and property owner allows a portion
of the lot to be officially for Park & Ride use as recognized by the Virginia
Department of Transportation. The agreement designates 15 spots that are
available for commuters. "This is a wonderful service that the Jefferson Centre
is providing to the community," says RideShare Program Manager, Lisa Horanyi.
"We hope this will encourage more Lake Monticello residents to carpool on a
regular basis. This could lead to decreased traffic on Route 53 as well as an
increase in customer traffic at the Jefferson Centre. Everyone wins – the
commuters, the businesses and Fluvanna County."
the latest US Census Data, approximately 60% of working Lake Monticello
residents commute to jobs in Charlottesville or Albemarle County. The average
commute from Lake Monticello to Charlottesville is 7,500 miles per year. By
carpooling, residents can cut their mileage and commute costs in half or more,
reduce wear and tear on their vehicles and help reduce traffic congestion.
Commuters that park and ride are also more likely to spend money where they
park and keep sales tax dollars in their county.
provides an easy way for commuters in the Central Virginia region to connect
and form carpools and offers a free Guaranteed Ride Home to anyone carpooling
at least twice a week. Register online at www.rideshareinfo.org or call RideShare at 888-974-5500.
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