Fairfax’s New, Convenient Bus Service Will Connect Burke with Tysons Corner


September 13, 2012

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will launch a new Express Connector bus service in January, connecting commuters in the Burke community with quick, reliable access to Tysons Corner. Running on the 495 Express Lanes, the no-transfer service is a convenient way for commuters to enjoy a stress-free ride to work.

Bus routes will provide limited-stop services between the Burke Center VRE station and Tysons Corner, with circulations serving many major employers in the Tysons area. The trip from Burke to the last stop in Tysons Corner will take about one hour, with one-way fares tentatively set at $3.65. Riders can use the commute time to work in a comfortable, relaxed environment.

Additional bus services to Tysons Corner will be launching from Springfield and Lorton in the following months.

Previously in the Burke community, there was no direct bus service to Tysons Corner, as Burke commuters endured clogged roads and hours behind the wheel. The launch of this enhanced service shows FCDOT’s commitment to providing efficient, productive bus transit to all commuters in Fairfax County, and its emphasis on reducing traffic congestion.

“We encourage Burke community residents and Tyson Corner employers to rethink commuting and discover this new way to get to and from work,” said FCDOT spokeswoman Ellen Kamilakis. “This one-seat trip will offer riders simple connections, save time and money, and provide a pleasant place to work during the commute.” 

Starting weekday mornings in January, buses will depart from Burke for Tysons Corner from 6:30-9 a.m., serving select Fairfax Connector stops before entering the Express Lanes. Buses will depart from Tysons Corner for Burke weekday afternoons from 4:15-7 p.m. The service will offer midday buses departing from Tysons Corner at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to meet the commuting needs and schedules of riders. 

Visit www.fairfaxconnector.com for more information about the new service, and hop on the convenient Express Connector bus service in January. 

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

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