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Public Input Sought on Fairfax Connector October 2022 Service Changes

Highlights of Proposed Service Changes

Proposed Service Changes

Route 334: Newington Circulator  

Due to budget constraints, the proposed change is a service reduction for Route 334.

•    Currently: Operates weekday service from 5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. every 30 minutes
•    Proposed Change: Reduces service to weekday rush hour service and a mid-day trip

Routes 350, 351, 352, and 353: TAGS

To improve efficiency on existing Routes 350 and 351, which link the Franconia Metrorail Station to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Springfield Town Center, the proposed change would split Route 350 into 350, 352 and 353. These routes will maintain the existing Route 350 level of service.

Route 350 - Franconia Springfield Metrorail Station 

  • Currently: Serves Franconia-Springfield Metro to Springfield Town Center
  • Proposed Change: Two additional new routes -- 352 and 353 -- from splitting Route 350

Route 351 - TSA, NOVA Medical Campus 

  • Currently: Serves TSA and NOVA Medical Campus during rush hour periods
  • Proposed Change: Maintains current level of service with expanded service outside of rush hour 

Route 352 (new route) - Non-rush hour and midday service between Franconia-Springfield Metrorail Station and Springfield Town Center 

Route 353 (new route) - Serves Metro Park

Route 495: Burke Center - Tysons

Due to budget constraints, proposed changes include a service reduction for Route 495. Service between Tysons Corners and Tysons West Park will still be provided by Routes 424, 432, and 494. 

  • Currently: Operates weekday service from 5:35 a.m. - 7:49 p.m. every 30 minutes during rush hour and every 90 minutes during non-rush hour.
  • Proposed Change: Reduces service to rush hour, a mid-day trip and shortens route on the north end between Tysons Corners and Tysons West Park.

Route 722: Chain Bridge Road - McLean - Langley

  • Proposed Change: To improve service operations of Route 722, staff recommends a minor schedule adjustment.  

Proposed Fare Changes

Route 599: Pentagon - Crystal City Express 

In an effort to increase ridership on Route 599 and reduce congestion along I-66 inside the Beltway, staff applied for and was awarded a fare reduction grant from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) Commuter Choice funding. The total NVTC grant is $154,500. The grant covers the Route 599 fare reduction from $7.50 to $4.25, which is the current fare for the other Fairfax Connector express services in the County. The fare reduction is estimated to start by the end of 2022 and will continue as long as the NVTC grant funding is available. This reduction will be in addition to the TRIP program that reduces fare for low-income households by 50 percent.

  • Current fare: $7.50
  • Proposed Change: $4.25
  • Proposed Start: Fall 2022

Transfers to/from WMATA Metrorail to/from Fairfax Connector buses

  • Proposed Change: Permanent adoption of temporary fare changes, to match the WMATA’s fare changes

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Public comments will be accepted until May 6, 2022  

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