Fairfax Connector to Reduce Fares on Six Routes


June 18, 2013

Effective Monday, July 1, 2013, Fairfax Connector will reduce fares on six routes, in order to match the fare structure of other regional transit providers, and to increase ridership on existing routes. Routes affected are: 394, 395, 493 (F, G, J, M), 494 (F, G, J, M), 495 (F, G, J, M) and 981. Routes 394 and 395 will match the regional express fare of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Routes 493, 494, 495 and 981 will match the base fare for Fairfax Connector, which is already the same as WMATA’s base fare.

Fairfax Connector fare changes:

Route 394: Saratoga – Pentagon Express

  • Current fare: $5.35 if paid by SmarTrip® or cash
  • New fare: $3.65 if paid by SmarTrip®, $4 if paid by cash

Route 395: Pentagon – Gambrill Road

  • Current fare: $5.35 if paid by SmarTrip® or cash
  • New fare: $3.65 if paid by SmarTrip®, $4 if paid by cash

Route 493: Lorton to Tysons

  • Current fare: $3.65 if paid by SmarTrip®, $4 if paid by cash
  • New fare: $1.60 if paid by SmarTrip®, $1.80 if paid by cash

Route 494: Springfield to Tysons

  • Current fare: $3.65 if paid by SmarTrip®, $4 if paid by cash
  • New fare: $1.60 if paid by SmarTrip®, $1.80 if paid by cash

Route 495: Burke VRE to Tysons

  • Current fare: $3.65 if paid by SmarTrip®, $4 if paid by cash
  • New fare: $1.60 if paid by SmarTrip®, $1.80 if paid by cash

Route 981: Tysons West*Park to Dulles Airport Express

  • Current fare: $5.35 if paid by SmarTrip® or cash
  • New fare: $1.60 if paid by SmarTrip®, $1.80 if paid by cash

For information regarding Fairfax Connector fares or bus service, visit www.fairfaxconnector.com.

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

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