Starting on Monday, November 1st, 2021, a small schedule change will go into effect. All drop-off stops will be converted from “time points” to “stop points.” Instead of strict departure times, these stops will now be published with an estimated time, denoted with a “~” symbol. Starting November 1st, drivers will not wait at these drop-off stops before moving to the next stop.
This change is being made to benefit the majority of our passengers who use CONNECT services as a commuter transportation option from the rural areas to urban Albemarle and Charlottesville. By making these changes, commuters will have to wait less when getting dropped off at work in the morning and at home in the evening. Pickup times will not be affected. Drivers will still wait until the advertised departure time before leaving pickup stops.
For passengers interested in “reverse commuting” by boarding the bus at a drop-off stop, you will now need to use the Transloc app to determine the location of the bus and estimated arrival time to your stop. The times published in the route schedule are estimates, not guarantees!
For more information on how these changes will affect schedules, please visit our CONNECT page.