Discounted Bus Fares Offered in Richmond Highway Corridor


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June 20, 2003

 

Discounted Bus Fares Offered in Richmond Highway Corridor

 

Starting June 29, certain bus fares in the Richmond Highway Corridor are discounted to 50 cents. The discount-ride program includes these routes:

 

FAIRFAX CONNECTOR Routes 105, 106, 107
Metrobus Route 9A

The discounted bus routes are part of the Bus Fare Buydown program, which is focusing on the Richmond Highway Corridor to encourage motorists to try transit instead. The Bus Fare Buydown program is a promotion funded by the commonwealth of Virginia to increase Metrorail ridership by lowering the fares on bus routes that serve Metrorail stations. The program offered discounted rides in the Dulles Corridor last year, in the I-95 Franconia-Springfield Corridor the year before that and in the I-66 Corridor three years ago. The Bus Fare Buydown program has proven to be successful in the past, increasing ridership each year:

 

YearCorridorIncrease in Ridership
FY 01 I-66 Corridor + 19.3%
FY 02 I-95 Franconia-Springfield + 10.6%
FY 03 Dulles Corridor + 19.6% (YTD)

The discounted fares in the Richmond Highway Corridor are expected to remain in effect through June 2004.

For more information, bus route maps or schedules, call the FAIRFAX CONNECTOR Information Center at 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608, visit the Web site at www.fairfaxconnector.com or visit the Connector Stores at Springfield Mall, Tysons-West*Park Transit Station, Reston East @ Wiehle Park & Ride or Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride.

 

 

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