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Posted on: November 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Petersburg Encourages Residents to Use Petersburg Area Transit to Access Polling Locations


Petersburg Encourages Residents to Use Petersburg Area Transit to Access Polling Locations

City Manager Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides reminds voters that Petersburg Area Transit will provide stops at each polling place in the City.  Each polling place has a bus stop located nearby; however, bus operators have been empowered to deviate their routes slightly to get constituents as close to the polls as possible. “I have asked the Director of Mass Transit to allow buses to do whatever it takes to get residents to the polls today,” said Aretha R. Ferrell-Benavides. 

Additionally, if you are a current client of PAT Paratransit Services, upon availability you may be provided door to door services.  To set up an appointment, current paratransit clients may call 804-324-5658. The Director of Mass of Transit Charles Koonce stated, “I am very excited to provide efficient transportation to allow Petersburg Residents to exercise their right to vote.  We have made a list to inform constituents on where to vote and how to get there.”  

If any additional assistance is required riders may call 804-733-2413.  

The last bus leaves the Petersburg Station at 6:15 p.m.; however, if you need a return ride from your polling place you must get on the bus at 5:15 p.m.

Click the link HERE for all Petersburg Area Transit routes


Location and Bus Route

Time Table

Location and Address

Ward 1

Blandford   -

Every Hour

Blandford Academy - 16 East Bank Street

Ward 2

Walnut Hill Bus or South Crater Road Bus –

Every Hour

Good Shepherd Baptist Church -2223 South Crater Road

Ward 3

Virginia Avenue Bus –

10:45 am & 2:45 pm

Petersburg High School - 3101 Johnson Road

Ward 4

Ettrick Bus

Every Hour

Union Train Station - 103 River Street

Ward 5

Halifax Bus

Every Hour

Tabernacle Community Life Center - 444 Halifax Street

Ward 6

Halifax Bus

Every Hour

Cool Springs Elementary (formally AP Hill Elementary) School - 1450 Talley Avenue

Ward 7

Lee Avenue Bus

Every Hour

Pleasants Lane School (formally J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School) - 100 Pleasants Lane

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