Fredericksburg Regional Transit or FRED is a
bustransit system that operates in and around
Fredericksburg, VA. It provides year-round bus service to Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg, with commuter shuttles to the
Fredericksburg station for connections to
Virginia Railway Express. Most service operates Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. It also provides service late nights and on weekends when the
University of Mary Washington is in session. The administrative offices and main passenger transfer facility are located at 1400 Jefferson Davis Highway in Fredericksburg, and is commonly known as "FRED Central."
FRED was founded in 1996 and has continued to grow as a public transit system. In 1998 the system expanded to Spotsylvania County and in 2001 it began serving Stafford County, with service to Caroline County starting in 2002. In 2007, FRED began offering feeder service to connect to the Virginia Railway Express system.
Fredericksburg VRE Shuttle
Spotsylvania County VRE Shuttle
FRED's fares are $1.25 for riders using cash. Students of the University of Mary Washington and
Germanna Community College, children under 3, and employees of MediCorp Health System,
Star Radio Group, and
The Free Lance-Star ride for free. Senior citizens and disabled patrons only pay half fare, or $0.60. VRE Shuttles have a fare of $1.75. FRED offers adult monthly passes for $50 which are valid on regular service routes.