Reston Town Center Transit Station Ceremony


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
703-324-3187, TTY 711, FAX 703-324-2010

Sept. 25, 2006

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Reston Town Center
Transit Station to Be Held Sept. 29

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Reston Town Center Transit Station at 12051 Bluemont Way in Reston on Friday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will begin in the Reston Town Center Pavilion with the ribbon-cutting to follow at the transit station.

Hunter Mill District Supervisor Catherine M. Hudgins will welcome participants, including Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly; Fairfax County Department of Transportation Director Kathy Ichter; Equity Properties Market Leader Greg Meyer; and Reston Town Center Association Executive Director Barbara Rovin.

“The community gateway to Reston Town Center,” is how Hudgins characterizes the new transit station. “It provides a centralized station where residents, employees and visitors may arrive or embark without having to drive or park their cars.”

From the Reston Town Center Transit Station, which has been in operation since April, travelers can ride Fairfax Connector buses to go to the West Falls Church Metro Station; to Fair Lakes, Fair Oaks Mall and Fairfax Corner; to Herndon; to Tysons Corner; and throughout greater Reston. Most bus routes operate seven days a week from early morning to late evening, accommodating nearly any schedule. The fare is only $1.

“This transportation hub is yet another step forward in expanding public transportation options for the residents of Fairfax County,” said Connolly.
A Connector Store located in the new transit station is open weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Customer service staff are on hand to provide free maps, schedules and other transportation information. Passengers can purchase tickets, passes and other fare media for all regional transit systems.

The new transit station is fully accessible to persons with disabilities and offers several amenities for passenger safety, comfort and convenience, including station lighting, four lighted bus shelters, bicycle racks (the W&OD Trail is just behind the transit station), pedestrian crosswalks, a public pay phone, drinking fountain, trash receptacles, 10 bus bays marked for the specific bus routes and a public restroom.

In addition to the Connector Store staff, a Fairfax Connector bus supervisor is on site throughout the day and the facility is monitored by a security service. “Even with a small space we have managed to greatly improve access to bus service in Town Center,” said Hudgins.

For more information about the new transit station, contact Beth Francis in the Fairfax County Department of Transportation at 703-324-1153, TTY 703-324-1102. For more information about bus routes and transit services, call the Fairfax Connector Information Center at 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608, or visit the Web site at www.fairfaxconnector.com.

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