Service Changes to Existing Fairfax Connector Routes, Establishment of New Express Service to D.C. Announced


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 21, 2017

Earlier today, The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a new Fairfax Connector express service from the Fairfax County Government Center to downtown Washington, D.C., (Route 699), and improvements to existing express service from Springfield to the Pentagon (Route 395), and to Route 463 in Vienna and Tysons.

 The improvements to the existing routes will go into effect on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, and the new express service to downtown Washington, D.C., begins on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) solicited input from the public and hosted several community outreach meetings to discuss the proposed improvements to existing routes and to provide information about the new express Route 699.

Service Improvement Highlights

Route 699 – Fairfax County Government Center – Downtown Washington, D.C.

**Ride Route 699 for FREE Dec. 4-8, 2017**

  • Operates from the Fairfax County Government Center and features 10 rush-hour trips in the mornings (inbound only) and afternoons (outbound only), with departures every 15-25 minutes.
  • Stops in downtown Washington, D.C. include major regional employment and educations centers such as the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank and The George Washington University.
  • Regular express fare is $4.25; $2.10 for seniors and people with disabilities.
  • This routes is funded through a multi-modal grant from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission’s (NVTC) I-66 Commuter Choice Program.

Route 395 – Gambrill – Pentagon Express

  • Improvements include adjustments to the number of morning and afternoon rush-hour trips serving the Backlick Park-and-Ride to address increased demand for service.

Route 463 – Maple Avenue - Vienna

  • Improvements include running time adjustments and a reroute on Westpark Drive, International Drive and Tysons Boulevard to improve schedule reliability.

For More Information

For day-to-day information and assistance with Fairfax Connector service:

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Fairfax Connector is the largest local bus system in the Northern Virginia region transporting 35,000 passengers on 86 routes daily. For more information about Connector service, visit www.fairfaxconnector.com, email fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov , or call 703-339-7200, TTY 711. You can also follow us on Twitter @ffxconnector or like us on Facebook @fairfaxconnector.


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