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Saturday, November 1, 2014

More Fairfax Connector bus schedule changes proposed for Reston; community meetings this week.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is in the midst of an effort to change a number of Fairfax Connector bus schedules across the County, most of which involve changes in Reston linked to the opening of the Silver Line at Wiehle station.  Here are the specifics related to Reston:
Route 505 – Reston Town Center
  • A new schedule will reflect travel times adjusted for current traffic conditions.
  • Departures on routes 505, 981, and 983 will be timed to provide an even spacing of buses between Reston Town Center and the Wiehle Metro station.
Routes 551,557,559 – Reston South
  • A new schedule will reflect travel times adjusted for current traffic conditions.
Routes 552,558 – Reston North
  • A new schedule will reflect travel times adjusted for current traffic conditions.
Route 574 – Reston-Tysons
  • A new schedule will reflect travel times adjusted for current traffic conditions.
  • Buses will serve the Tysons Westpark transit station via Spring Hill Road providing connections to Route 401/402, making a trip between Springfield, Tysons, Merrifield, Annandale, and Reston possible by bus.
Route 585 – Franklin Farm-Reston South
  • A new schedule will reflect travel times adjusted for current traffic conditions.
Route 605 – Fair Oaks-Reston
  • A new schedule will reflect travel times adjusted for current traffic conditions.
  • The time between buses will change from every 60 minutes to every 45 minutes on weekdays and from every 60 minutes to every 70 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Buses will travel to and from Fair Oaks Mall via West Ox Road, Post Forest Drive, Government Center Parkway, the Fairfax County Government Center, and Monument Drive.
  • Buses will serve Fair Lakes Promenade and Pender Creek via bus stops on Monument Drive at Fair Lakes Parkway.
 Route 950 – Herndon-Reston
  • A new schedule will reflect travel times adjusted for current traffic conditions and to improve Silver Line connections.
  • Departures on routes 950 and 980 will be timed to provide an even spacing of buses between Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride and the Wiehle Metro station.
Routes 951,952 – Sunrise Valley Drive-Sunset Hills Road
  • A new schedule will reflect travel times adjusted for current traffic conditions.
  • Route 951 buses will serve the US Geological Survey campus on all trips via Sunrise Valley Drive.
Route 980 – Herndon-Monroe
  • A new schedule will reflect travel times adjusted for current traffic conditions.
  • Departures on routes 950 and 980 will be timed to provide an even spacing of buses between Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride and the Wiehle Metro station.
  • Trips will be added during the busiest rush hour travel times to reduce passenger crowding between the Wiehle Metro station and Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride.
FCDOT is holding just two community meetings this coming week to present these changes and take comments, which must be submitted by November 7, 2014--less than a week from now.  Here is the schedule for the two meetings"
 Tysons – Monday, November 3, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Fairfax County/Tysons Community Room
Tysons Corner Center – Level 2
1961 Chain Bridge Road; Tysons, VA  22102
Presentation at 12:30 p.m.
Transit access: Fairfax Connector 401, 402, 463, 721; Metrobus 2T, 23A, 28A; Tysons Corner Metro Station
Reston – Wednesday, November 5, 2014
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Southgate Community Center
12125 Pinecrest Road; Reston, VA  20191
Presentation at 7 p.m.
Transit access: Fairfax Connector 551, RIBS 1, RIBS 3
Please attend and make sure the County understands the impact on your use of the Fairfax Connector. 

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