Hi Nick and Christy, for many of us living points miles west or southwest of West Falls Church Metro and transit commuting to jobs in Reston (outside Wiehle Avenue) and Herndon, it will be Rush Minus upon opening of the Silver Line. Instead of an express bus trip up the Dulles Toll Road from West Falls Church Metro, it will be a slower trip backtracking four miles round trip to and from East Falls Church Metro adding wasted time (8-15+ minutes) and expense to the commute. The existing and proposed Fairfax Connector bus alternatives 401, 402, 434, 462, and 463 between the Orange and Silver Line stations are all local stop service I foresee to be even slower than the long rail backtracking. What can you offer to improve this commute?
FCDOT staff are still evaluating all cross-county options between Vienna, Centreville, Reston and Herndon for Silver Line Phase 1 bus service changes; however, the final service plan will depend on the demand for service and the availability of resources. The current plan calls for Orange-Silver Line connectivity via Connector routes 462, 463, 401, 402, 434 and Metrobus 15M.