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Friday, January 18, 2013

County schedules public meetings for Silver Line related bus service plans

Fairfax County has announced on its website and via Facebook and Twitter the upcoming schedule for its public meetings concerning its plans to adjust bus service when the Silver Line is completed to Wiehle Avenue (Phase 1).  Here is the text of their announcement (the three meetings specifically relevant to Reston are highlighted):  

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Fairfax Connector Public Meetings

We Need to Hear From You!
Fairfax County Department of Transportation is holding a series of public meetings designed to gather public input on the proposed Dulles Rail bus service plan. Please plan to attend one of the six scheduled meetings, or participate in our online chat to see and hear about this new service and provide us with your feedback. Your opinion matters!

  • Thursday, Jan. 31: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    McLean Service Discussion
    Dolley Madison Library
    1244 Oak Ridge Avenue, McLean
    Transit: Metrobus 15K

  • Monday, Feb. 4: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Vienna Service Discussion
    Westbriar Elementary School
    1741 Pine Valley Drive, Vienna

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5: 10 a.m.
    Ask Fairfax! online discussion
    Questions can be submitted online starting Jan. 31

  • Tuesday, Feb. 5: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Merrifield-Tysons Service Discussion
    Luther Jackson Middle School
    3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church
    Transit: Fairfax Connector routes 401 and 402; Metrobus 1C

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Herndon Service Discussion
    Town Council Center
    765 Lynn Street, Herndon
    Transit: Fairfax Connector RIBS 5

  • Thursday, Feb. 7: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Reston Service Discussion
    Reston Community Center at Lake Anne
    JoAnn Rose Library
    1609A Washington Plaza, Reston
    Transit: Fairfax Connector routes 552, 574, RIBS 1 and RIBS 3

  • Monday, Feb. 11: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Reston Service Discussion
    Lake Anne Elementary School
    11510 North Shore Drive, Reston
    Transit: Fairfax Connector routes 552, RIBS 1 and RIBS 3
The links to individual routes noted above bring you to route and timetable information concerning the specific route.   

Please note that in a Reston 2020 post yesterday, we highlighted that frequency (or "headway") is a critical element in assuring that transit passengers do not abandon transit.  A rigorous study indicates that transit frequency must be at least every 10 minutes to succeed.  NONE of the Reston lines (and only the "Tysons Link" lines) meet that minimum frequency criterion.  The Reston lines are scheduled for 15 minute headways in "rush hour" and, for those that operate beyond "rush hour," only once per hour otherwise.   

If you are or plan to be a bus transit user, now is the time to speak up!

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