Fairfax County Seeks Comments on Plans for Improved Bus Services

October 7, 2009

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is finalizing a 10-year comprehensive Transit Development Plan (TDP) for the county’s bus system. The draft final plan will be presented at public meetings throughout Fairfax County on Oct. 15 and 17, Nov. 4, 5, 9, 10, 16 and 17.

The TDP is a study designed to blend, coordinate, and optimize existing Metrobus and Fairfax Connector services and recommend service and policy enhancements and/or adjustments to more effectively and efficiently meet the public transportation needs of Fairfax County. In light of changing county demographics and land use, the TDP has evaluated existing bus service and created a plan that ensures that limited resources are utilized in the best way possible.

Members of the public, current bus passengers and county residents are encouraged to attend the meetings. There will be presentations, maps, charts and personnel working on the project available to take public comments and answer questions. The dates, times, and locations of the eight meetings are:

Thursday, Oct. 15
6 – 8 p.m.
Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center Street South, Vienna

Saturday, Oct. 17
10 a.m. - noon
County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax

Wednesday, Nov. 4
6 - 8 p.m.
Mason District Government Center, 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale

Thursday, Nov. 5
6 - 8 p.m.
Springfield Government Center, 6140 Rolling Road, Springfield

Monday, Nov. 9
6 - 8 p.m.
North County Government Center, 12000 Bowman Towne Drive, Reston

Tuesday, Nov. 10
6 - 8 p.m.
McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean

Monday, Nov. 16
6 - 8 p.m.
County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax

Tuesday, Nov. 17
6 - 8 p.m.
South County Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria

For more information or to submit comments about the Transit Development Plan, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/tdp.htm, or call 703-324-1500, TTY 711 to record your comments.

To request reasonable ADA accommodations or alternative format of materials, call (703) 877-5600, TTY 711.

For information about this news item, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot or call Ellen Kamilakis at 703-877-5606, TTY 711.


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