Changes Proposed to South County Bus Service


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010

Feb. 10, 2004

 

Changes Proposed to South County Bus Service
Public Meetings Start Saturday, Feb. 14

Yesterday, Feb. 9, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation presented to the Board of Supervisors the South County Bus Service Plan, which proposes changes to all FAIRFAX CONNECTOR service, Metrobus 9A and TAGS bus service in the Richmond Highway corridor and greater Springfield areas of south Fairfax County. The bus plan proposes more frequent service, two-way loops and more reverse-commute options, streamlined routes, and limited-stop express service on Richmond Highway.

The Department of Transportation will host four public meetings to solicit citizen input on the proposed plan. The meetings will take place at the following locations:

1. Saturday, Feb. 14, noon – 2 p.m., South County Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria
2. Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7 – 9 p.m., Martha Washington Library, 6614 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria
3. Saturday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. – noon, Island Creek Elementary, 7855 Morning View Lane, Alexandria
4. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 – 9 p.m., Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton

The public may review the South County Bus Service Plan online at www.fairfaxbusplan.com, or they may request that a copy of the plan be mailed to them by calling 571-339-1012, TTY 703-324-1102. Participants are urged to register in advance if they plan to speak at the public meetings. To register to speak, call the phone numbers listed above or e-mail comments@fairfaxbusplan.com. Department of Transportation staff will be available to answer questions before and after the meetings.

In addition to the public meetings, the Department of Transportation will host three open houses where residents may review the bus service plan and speak with county staff. The open houses will take place at the following locations:

1. Thursday, Feb. 19, 7 – 9 p.m., John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria
2. Tuesday, March 2, 7 – 9 p.m., West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield
3. Thursday, March 4, 7 – 9 p.m., Bren Mar Park Elementary, 6344 Beryl Road, Alexandria

If you wish to submit your comments in writing, you may bring them to any of the public meetings or open houses, or you may e-mail them to comments@fairfaxbusplan.com, or mail them to the following address:

FAIRFAX CONNECTOR Plan Comments
8101 Cinder Bed Road
Lorton, VA 22079

All comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. on March 12. After considering all comments, the Department of Transportation will present a final recommendation to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in April. Implementation of the new service changes will take place only after approval by the Board of Supervisors. If this approval occurs in April, it is expected that the service changes will begin to occur in the summer of 2004.

For more information, visit the South County Bus Service Plan Web site at www.fairfaxbusplan.com, or call the hotline at 571-339-1012, TTY 703-324-1102.

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