Petersburg Area Transit

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Petersburg Area Transit (PAT) is the primary transit agency for the City of Petersburg, VA.



Petersburg Area Transit operates 11 routes that serve the cities of Petersburg, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Ft. Lee. Service on these routes are provided Monday thru Thursday from 5:45 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday from 5:45 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 6:45 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. There is no Sunday or Holiday service. Routes typically have headways of 30-60 minutes.



The Petersburg Area Transit operations offices are located at 309 Fairgrounds Road, Petersburg, VA 23803.

Petersburg Transit Center

The Petersburg Transit Center is located at 100 Washington Street, Petersburg, VA 23803. It opened in 2010 and provides connections to all Petersburg Area Transit routes as well as the GRTC Transit System and Greyhound. It is open from 8:30am-5pm.


Active Buses

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
660-661 2011 Ford
Ford V10 6.8L gasoline Unknown number of buses.
702 (+3 others) 2013 Gillig BRT 35'
Cummins ISL9
  • 4 buses.
  • 702's info
    • Plate: 171-894L
    • VIN: 15GGB2714D1182507

Retired Buses

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
60-69 Petersburg Area Transit 67-a.jpeg 1978 GMC RTS-03
Detroit Diesel 6V71T Allison V730
70-71 Petersburg Area Transit 70-a.jpg 1981 GMC RTS-04
Detroit Diesel 6V71T Allison V730 70 became a police command center for Petersburg Police Dept. and was kept until September 2015, where it was put up for auction.[1]
72-73 Petersburg Area Transit 72-a.jpeg 1982 Neoplan USA AN435A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740
90-91 Petersburg Area Transit 91-a.jpg 1997 Gillig Phantom 35'
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
  • Both units are active as of 2015.
  • Originally delivered with Roll destination signs; they now have Luminator Horizon destination signs.
92 Petersburg Area Transit 92-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Low Floor 29'
Cummins ISC Allison B400R
101-110 Petersburg Area Transit 110-a.jpg 1992 Flxible Metro "C"
Detroit Diesel 6L71TA Allison VR731 Retired in 2007.
403-409 Petersburg Area Transit 404-a.jpg 1997 Gillig Phantom 35'
Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R
  • Ex-GRTC units.
  • Retired as of 2014.
624-632 Petersburg Area Transit 629-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 29'
Cummins ISL Allison B400R The last were auctioned off in 2020