Wiehle-Reston East Ceremony and Open House on July 19
July 14, 2014
The public is invited to celebrate and explore this multi-modal facility on Saturday July 19 at 10 a.m. On the 19th, the garage at Wiehle-Reston East, which is located at 11389 Reston Station Boulevard, will be open for free parking if attending the ceremony, starting at 9 a.m. Enter from Wiehle Avenue to Reston Station Boulevard.
Following the ceremony, visitors may tour the facility and talk to representatives from Fairfax Connector, Metro, Dulles Rail Project, Loudoun County Transit, and others. The open house runs until 3 p.m.
Wiehle-Reston East is the only onsite parking garage at the five new Metro stations in Phase 1 of the Silver Line. It offers:
- 2,300 public parking spaces
- 45 “Kiss and Ride” spaces
- 10 bus bays on the north side, 5 on the south
- A secure locker room for over 200 bicycles.
It officially opens on July 26, the same day the Silver Line starts operating service from the Wiehle-Reston East rail station, located in the median of the Dulles Toll Road adjacent to the site.
The county owns the commuter garage, and Metro will collect parking fees. The same as other Metro garages in the county, the fees are:
- $4.85 per day
- $65 a month for reserved parking
- $75 a year for using the secure, bike locker room. The $75 fee includes a one-time $15 registration fee and $60 for the first year’s annual membership.
The bike room is the first of its kind for Fairfax County. It can accommodate over 200 bikes, with both vertical and regular parking, and room for over-sized bikes or bikes with trailers. It features two fully-equipped “fix-it” stations with pumps and tools, and a work bench where bike repairs can be made. Additional bike parking is also available for non-members.
The bus station at Wiehle-Reston East features 10 bus bays on the north side of the Toll Road, and five bus bays on the south side of the Toll Road. In addition to Fairfax Connector service, Washington Flyer will operate its Silver Line Express from the north side, and Loudoun County Transit will operate bus service from the south side. A Connector Store is located on the north side bus platform, where passengers can purchase fare media, speak to a customer service representative, and find maps, timetables and information.
Because Wiehle-Reston East will open on July 26, the Sunset Hills Interim Park and Ride will permanently close at midnight, July 25, 2014. The 600-space lot, located at the intersection of Sunset Hills Road and Town Center Parkway, offered temporary parking while Wiehle was under construction.
Starting July 26, Fairfax Connector will dramatically change its bus routes in order to serve the Silver Line. Connector will:
- Launch 16 new routes
- Change 28 existing routes
- Eliminate five routes
These are the most significant changes in 20 years. Currently, there are 34 bus routes operating in the Dulles Corridor, carrying 18,000 passengers per weekday.
For more information about the ceremony, members of the media only may contact Beth Francis at 703-877-5602, TTY 711.