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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

News: Bus cuts could leave commuters stranded, Fairfax Times, March 23, 2010

Budget proposal threatens to cut some Fairfax
Connector routes, raise prices on others

by Kali Schumitz | Staff Writer

If Fairfax County goes ahead with a proposal to eliminate seven Fairfax Connector bus routes, reverse commuters such as Rachael Wood might suddenly find themselves without a way to get to work.

For two years, Wood has commuted from Dupont Circle to her job in Reston using rail and bus. The bus lines she relies on to get to work, the 951 and the 952, might be eliminated July 1.

"I do not have an alternate way to get to work," Wood said. "I fear I might have to look for a new job and, seeing how the market is, that would be unfortunate."

Transit users, including Reston residents who rely on neighborhood routes to take them to the West Falls Church Metro station, are protesting the cuts, in part via an online petition. . . .

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