Information session on Connector Bus changes


Name: Information session on Connector Bus changes
Description: Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is requesting feedback on a proposed Fairfax Connector express service from Fairfax County Government Center to downtown Washington, D.C.; and on improvements to existing express service from Springfield to the Pentagon, and to Route 463 in Vienna and Tysons.
Venue: Eagle View Elementary School
Address: 4500 Dixie Hill Road, Fairfax VA
Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 06:00 PM - Thursday, October 19, 2017, 08:00 PM
Website: https://www.fairfaxconnector.com

Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is requesting feedback on a proposed Fairfax Connector express service from Fairfax County Government Center to downtown Washington, D.C.; and on improvements to existing express service from Springfield to the Pentagon, and to Route 463 in Vienna and Tysons.

Proposed Changes Scheduled for December 2017 Implementation

Route 699 – Fairfax County Government Center – Downtown Washington, D.C.

  • The proposed new route aims to serve major regional employment and educational centers and will operate from the Fairfax County Government Center.
  • Stops in downtown Washington, D.C., include the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, and the George Washington University campus.
  • The service will feature 10 inbound trips in the morning and 10 outbound trips in the afternoon.
  • This route will be funded through a multi-modal grant from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) in conjunction with the I-66 Express Lanes Project.

Route 395 – Gambrill – Pentagon Express

  • Proposed improvements include adjustments to the number of morning and afternoon rush-hour trips serving the Backlick Park-and-Ride to address increased demand for service.

Route 463 – Maple Avenue – Vienna

  • Proposed improvements include running time adjustments and a reroute on Westpark Drive, International Drive and Tysons Boulevard to improve schedule reliability.

Opportunities for Public Input

FCDOT will host an outreach event on the proposed changes on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, from 6-8 p.m., at Eagle View Elementary, 4500 Dixie Hill Road, Fairfax. At this event, residents will learn more about the proposed service and will be able to provide feedback. The outreach event location is accessible by taking Fairfax Connector Route 605 or Route 621.

For more information or to comment on the proposed route riders can also visit www.fairfaxconnector.com, e-mail questions or comments to fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call 703-339-7200, TTY 711. Public comment will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017.

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