Fairfax Connector Continues to Operate Limited Service Sep. 16


September 15, 2008

Fairfax Connector bus service in south Fairfax County will continue to operate a Limited Sunday schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The contract between the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 3398, the union representing employees, and Veolia Transportation Inc., the contracted bus operator, expired at midnight Sep. 14 without being renewed or extended.

Veolia does not expect all employees of AFSCME 3398 to report for work Tuesday morning, so bus service will be operated by a limited number of personnel. Limited Sunday service, which operates on an hourly schedule, is believed to be the maximum level of reliable bus service that can be provided under the circumstances. Passengers may experience crowding on some routes.

Sunday bus service will be operated on the following south county bus routes on Tuesday: 101, 151, 152, 171, 310, 321, 322 and 401.

Bus service will not operate on the following south county bus routes: 109, 161, 162, 231, 232, 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 331, 332, 380 and VRE EZ-Bus North and South.

Passengers are advised to check the Fairfax Connector Web site at www.fairfaxconnector.com for updates, call the Fairfax Connector telephone information center at 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608, or visit the Connector Store. The Connector Store in south county is located at the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail Station.

Passengers affected by these service changes may want to consider other alternatives such as Metrobus, Metrorail, VRE service or carpooling. For ridesharing assistance, call the Fairfax County RideSources office at 703-324-1111, TTY 703-324-1102. For Metro information call 202-637-7000, TTY 202-638-3780. For VRE service, dial 1-800-RIDE-VRE.

Fairfax Connector service in north Fairfax County is not affected.

For questions, contact Beth Francis in the Department of Transportation at 703-324-1153, TTY 711.

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