Media Release from Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) on October 6, 2017
Public Feedback Sought on Proposed Changes to Existing Fairfax Connector Routes, Establishment of New Express Route
**Public comment on the proposed changes will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.**
Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is seeking public input 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.
- This 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, October 19, 2017, from 6:00-8:00 PM, at Eagle View Elementary, 4500 Dixie Hill Road, Fairfax. At this event, residents will learn more about the proposed service changes and will be able to provide feedback. The outreach event location is accessible by taking Fairfax Connector Routes 605 or 621.
For more information or to comment on the changes, riders can:
- visit www.fairfaxconnector.com
- e-mail questions or comments to email@example.com
- call 703-339-7200, TTY 711.
Public comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
Fairfax Connector is the largest local bus system in the Northern Virginia region transporting 35,000 passengers on 84 routes daily. For more information about Connector service, visit here, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 703-339-7200, TTY 711. You can also follow us on Twitter @ffxconnector or like us on Facebook @fairfaxconnector.