Fairfax Connector Operating Status Friday, Jan. 22, through Sunday, Jan. 24


In anticipation of the blizzard projected to impact Fairfax County beginning tomorrow afternoon, Fairfax Connector is working to keep our passengers and crews safe, and will be modifying its operations as follows:

  • Buses will operate Saturday service on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. In addition, new West County snow routes will operate in the Fairfax County Government Center, Centreville and Chantilly areas. Service will be suspended at 1 p.m. system-wide. Trips that begin from the start of the route at or prior to 1 p.m. operate to the end of the line. Trips that begin after 1 p.m. will not operate.
  • Routes that operate Saturday service are 101, 109, 151, 152, 161, 162, 171, 310, 321, 322, 371, 401, 402, 423, 463, 505, 551558, 559, 574, 605, 721, 937, 950, 981, 983, RIBS 1, RIBS 2, RIBS 3, RIBS 4, and RIBS 5. If your route is not listed or is not part of the West County snow routes, it will not operate on Friday, Jan. 22.
  • There will be no service on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, and at this time, no service is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. However, we will be assessing the road conditions over the weekend to determine if changes need to be made for Sunday and beyond.

Passengers are encouraged to stay informed as the weather event develops over the weekend and into next week.

  • Updates are sent via Fairfax Alerts, and posted on Twitter and Facebook.
  • Passengers can also call the Fairfax Connector customer service at 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608.

When traveling during inclement weather or snowy conditions, riders should plan for longer waits for buses and allow additional travel time. Make sure to dress warmlyas you may have to wait for the bus longer than normal. Do not stand in the street while waiting for a bus and use extreme caution when walking on exposed surfaces, including parking lots and station platforms. Fairfax Connector urges riders to stay home on Saturday to allow Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to plow the roads.

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 Are you and your family prepared for the winter weather? Check out this short video with information about how to be ready. Ready.gov also has useful information, including tips on winterizing your vehicle and home, updating your emergency supply kits and a list of snow terms you’ll want to be familiar with before the weather gets bad. Visit www.ready.gov/winter-weather and click on the “before winter storms and extreme cold” link. Some helpful links to keep in mind include Virginia Department of Transportation’s  (VDOT) Snowplow Tracker and Top 5 Snow Removal Questions and Fairfax County Emergency Information Blog.


Fairfax Connector Bus System I Fairfax Connector is the largest local bus system in the Northern Virginia region transporting 35,000 passengers on 84 routes daily. For more information about Connector service, visit www.fairfaxconnector.com, email fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov, or call 703-339-7200, TTY 711. You can also follow us on Twitter @ffxconnector and with #RethinkYourCommute, or like us on Facebook/fairfaxconnecto

Fairfax County Transportation News and Information I Sign-up for alerts at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts I Follow us on Twitter or FacebookI Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/news I Call 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608

Media Relations I Anna K. Nissinen, Head of Communications, Fairfax County Department of Transportation, via  e-mail I Call 703-877-5606, TTY 711 (direct) I 571-446-9940, TTY 711 (cell) I 703-268-8953, TTY 711 (after hours)

Accessibility I Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you need this information in an alternate format or would like to request reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency for events, contact FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711. Requests for assistance must be received at least 7 business days in advance of an event.

 


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