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Monday, April 15, 2013

A Brief Look at the Latest Fairfax Connector Bus Service Plan

A Reston 2020 volunteer and regular Fairfax Connection rider has prepared several charts summarizing the changes proposed for local Fairfax Connector bus service when the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station opens in December.

The charts describe current weekday bus service, and the county’s initial (January-February 2013) and revised (April 2013) proposals for three areas: North Reston, South Reston, and the Reston Town Center to Wiehle Station (Sunset Hills Road) corridor.

The county’s revised (April 2013) proposals include both a ‘base service plan’ and ‘optional’ services – increased weekday frequency (lower headways) or new weekend service -- that could be added if ‘additional funding’ becomes available.  County staff is seeking public input on these options, which are summarized in the far right-hand column.

A key point about the latest bus service proposal that Reston 2020 has already highlighted to the Fairfax Connector staff is the apparent one-hour gap in service between the rush period service (morning service typically ending at about 8:30AM) and mid-day service (morning service typically beginning about 9:30AM).  Some similar gaps also occur in the transition to the evening rush period and post-evening rush period.  These gaps are highlighted in the accompanying charts. 

These unofficial charts are designed to facilitate comparison between the various plans.  Please consult current bus schedules and the county’s proposals, available on the Fairfax Connector web site, for full details and route maps.

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