On Wednesday I attended a meeting of the Smartway Bus Advisory Committee which is made up of representatives from the Roanoke and New River Valleys.  At that meeting, a representative from Megabus sought our support for a bus stop here in our area going to and from Washington D.C.  Of course, our support was enthusiastic.  We have been encouraging this type of Mass Transit for years.

Megabus will stop at the Falling Branch Park and Ride, hopefully beginning sometime in December. There will be 3 round trips daily with the estimated times of  arrival in the Roanoke area Northbound (Knoxville to DC) route being  1:20 p.m.; 5:20 p.m. and 3:10 a.m. and the Southbound (DC to Knoxville) route being 12:05 p.m.; 4:05 p.m.; and 1:15 a.m. Exact times will be determined once the route is finalized.

For more information about Megabus please go to www.megabus.com.  Hopefully, soon, they will have the information along with ticket prices posted.