Fairfax Connector Implements Fare Increase


June 7, 2012

Effective Sunday, July 1, 2012, Fairfax Connector will increase fares in conjunction with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the approved Fairfax County Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Changes will include a ten-cent increase to the base bus fare, from $1.50 to $1.60 if paying by SmarTrip® card and from $1.70 to $1.80 if paying by cash.

Fairfax Connector fare changes:

  • The regular base fare will increase to $1.60 if paying by SmarTrip® card and $1.80 if paying by cash.
  • Senior and disabled fare will increase five cents to 80 cents if paying by SmarTrip® card and 90 cents if paying by cash.
  • The fare for express Route 395 will increase from $5.00 to $5.35 if paying by SmarTrip® card or cash.
  • The fare for express routes 595 and 597 will increase from $7.00 to $7.50 if paying by SmarTrip® card or cash.

Purchasing a SmarTrip® card will minimize the impact of the fare increase. A SmarTrip® card provides for up to two hours of free bus-to-bus transfers, and $0.50 discounts for bus-to-rail transfers. SmarTrip® cards can be purchased at Connector Stores, Metrorail Stations, and most CVS and Giant Food locations.

For information regarding Fairfax Connector fares or bus service, visit www.fairfaxconnector.com or call the telephone information center at 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608.

For information about this news item, contact Ellen Kamilakis at 703-877-5606, TTY 711. 

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