Springfield Plaza Park and Ride to Close Jan. 31


January 27, 2009

Springfield Plaza Park and Ride will permanently close on Saturday, Jan. 31. The 75-space commuter park and ride has been available for many years and is frequently used by “sluggers” for informal carpools. Passengers of Fairfax Connector routes 331, 332, and Metrobus route 18E will still be able to board or get off the bus at this location, but parking will not be available.

The property owner is closing the park and ride so more parking spaces will be available for customers of Springfield Plaza businesses.

Residents are encouraged to utilize alternative parking at the following park and rides:

  • Springfield United Methodist Church ; 6501 Spring Road, Springfield, VA 22150; 56 spaces; served by Fairfax Connector routes 310, 321, 322, 331, 332 and Metrobus routes 18E,G,H,J,P on Old Keene Mill Road
  • Backlick North Park and Ride; 6831 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22150; 279 spaces; served by Fairfax Connector routes 310, 331, 332
  • American Legion; 6500 Amherst Avenue, Springfield, VA 22150; 100 spaces; served by Fairfax Connector routes 310, 321, 322, 331, 332 and Metrobus routes 18G,H,J,P
  • Gambrill Road Park and Ride; 7321 Gambrill Road, Springfield, VA 22153; 223 spaces; served by Fairfax Connector route 305 and Metrobus route 18R

There is no cost to park at these park and rides. For more information about park and rides, HOV lanes, and other commuter services, call the Department of Transportation at 703-324-1100, TTY 711 or visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/parkride.htm.

For more information about Fairfax Connector bus service, visit the Fairfax Connector Web site at www.fairfaxconnector.com or call the Fairfax Connector Information Center at 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608.

For questions about this news item, contact Ellen Kamilakis in the Department of Transportation at 703-324-1204, TTY 711. 

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