Schedule and Routing Changes To FAIRFAX CONNECTOR
Fairfax County Office of Public
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 703-324-2935, FAX 703-324-2010
Oct. 19, 2004
Schedule and Routing Changes To FAIRFAX CONNECTOR South County Bus Routes Effective Sunday, Oct. 31
The South County Bus Service Plan was launched Sept. 26. This new Plan was the first major change in the south county since 1985 and included a 40 percent increase in service affecting 21 of 22 FAIRFAX CONNECTOR routes. Even with thorough planning, it was anticipated that adjustments would have to be made after launching the service.
On Oct. 18, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved implementing changes to the following routes, effective Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004.
Route 171: Implement a new timetable to ensure schedule reliability. Heavier than anticipated traffic volumes on Richmond Highway and passenger activity that are slowing bus travel speeds combined with inadequate running times on certain route segments are preventing trips from running according to schedule.
Routes 321 and 322: Implement new timetables to ensure schedule reliability. Heavier traffic volumes on South Van Dorn Street, Edsall Road and Backlick Road combined with inadequate running times on certain route segments are preventing trips from running according to schedule. Additionally, Crown Royal Drive and Oakwood Road will be removed from the route and added to a revised Route 109 as described below.
Route 109: Revise the route and add Saturday service so that coverage, service levels and connections between the Huntington Metro Station and the Van Dorn Street Metro Station are comparable to those provided by the former Route 109. This change addresses comments received from many of our customers and increases access to the John Marshall Library.
Route 123: Eliminate from the route the Van Dorn Street Metro Station and South Van Dorn Street stops between Franconia Road and the Metro and revise the timetable accordingly. This revision will provide faster trips between the Huntington Metro Station and Springfield, which have surfaced as being the primary trip origins and destinations for most of the customers using the route.
Route 310, 331, and 332: Add earlier and/or later trips to fit the needs of customers based on comments received.
Route 307: Adjust the timetable so that connections can be made with the new Route 171 at the Lorton Park-and-Ride.
New schedules for the changes described above are expected to be
available on Oct. 26 at www.fairfaxconnector.com,
on buses, at Metro stations, at the Springfield Mall Connector Store
(lower level near Target), or by calling the FAIRFAX CONNECTOR Call
Center at 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608.