Monday, April 15, 2013
Fairfax County wants your input on revised bus routes for Silver Line service.
Fairfax County will hold more meetings this week to discuss a revised plan for changes to Fairfax Connector bus routes when Metro's Silver Line opens in December. The plan includes the creation of 12 new routes, the restructuring of 24 existing routes and the elimination of six routes, says the Fairfax County Department of Transportation. The revised plan incorporates changes suggested by riders and the community, since the original service proposal was released in January 2013. The complete bus service plan will be discussed at each meeting, with special emphasis placed on area service changes for the general vicinity of each meeting location. Meeting schedule: Click here to see the full list of county route changes. Stay up to date …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Traffic information for Northern Virginia commuters, including traffic jams, delays, Metro, ART, DASH, Fairfax Connector and more. Click on the grey tabs below for more information.
Problems on your commute today? Tell other readers about it in the comment section below. Updated traffic information: Delayed Metro trains, buses and cars sitting in endless traffic on I-66 and the Beltway—even a 10-minute commute in the DC metro area can be extreme some days. In fact, a March 2013 report from the Census Bureau shows people in the DC metro area have the second-worst commute in the country. That report came on the heels of a Texas Transportation Institute report in February that DC area commuters face the worst traffic in the country. Patch is here to help! Click on any of the grey tabs above to expand it and get more information about congestion, delays or other traffic alerts. On the Metro rail map, click on any …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Herndon, Reston residents express concern at possibility of longer commutes.
Fairfax County officials answered residents’ questions Tuesday regarding the first half of the Silver Line and the new Connector bus routes that will launch when the Metro line opens at the end of the year. Nick Perfili, Dulles Rail Project Planner, and Christy Wegener, Connector’s manager of operations, led the discussion, part of a weeklong effort to gather input on the many changes coming to Connector service in the area. The Fairfax County Department of Transportation’s (FCDOT) plan includes the addition of 12 new routes and restructuring of 20 existing routes, as well the elimination of six others. One Fairfax resident expressed concern that those commuting west to areas like Reston and Herndon on the new routes will end up with a …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Herndon-area meeting will be held Feb. 6 at the Herndon Council Chambers.
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will be holding meetings on a proposed Fairfax Connector bus service plan that will start when service on phase 1 of the Silver Line opens. Fairfax County DOT’s plan includes the addition of 12 new routes and restructuring of 20 existing routes, as well as eliminating six routes. The plan will be discussed at each of the public meetings scheduled, with emphasis on the routes in the vicinity of each meeting. All meetings are 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Meetings will be held: • McLean: Thursday, Jan. 31, Dolley Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave. • Vienna: Monday, Feb. 4, Westbriar Elementary School, 1741 Pine Valley Dr. • Falls Church: Tuesday, Feb. 5, Luther Jackson Middle School, 3020 Gallows Rd. • …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday evening in Springfield to discuss possible changes in bus routes.
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is holding a public meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Springfield Governmental Center, 6140 Rolling Road, to discuss possible Fairfax Connector service changes, including one Herndon-area route. According to a statement released by FCDOT, the following changes might take place in September: Route 927 Route 231 Route 232 Route 304 Route 333 Route 334 Route 395 There will also be a meeting on Saturday, July 28 at 1 p.m. at the South County Government Center, Room 220, located at 8350 Richmond Highway in Alexandria. Please visit fairfaxconnector.com for more information.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Fairfax Connector is allowing passengers to consume water on buses on Wednesday.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The Fairfax Connector is allowing water on its buses through July 18 because of excessive heat. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for July 18, and heat index values are predicted to be about 105 degrees. The exception applies to water consumed only on Fairfax Connector buses. Passengers are being encouraged to drink their water out of containers that can be tightly secured, and to throw their empty bottles and trash away in proper trash or recycling receptacles. The Connector is also asking that riders watch out for vulnerable passengers, including older adults, very young children, and those with special medical needs. For more heat safety tips, visit Fairfax County's website here.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Extreme heat prompts transit authority to again make exemption to its no-drinking policy. The Fairfax Connector is allowing water through Saturday.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Thanks to the ongoing heat wave, Metro is again allowing passengers to carry and consume bottled water on trains, buses and access vehicles through the close of the system Sunday night. The exception to the transit authority's no-drinking policy applies to water only, Metro said in a news release. This is the second time in as many weeks that extreme heat has caused Metro to allow bottled water into the system. The Fairfax Connector is doing the same. They're allowing passengers to carry and drink water through closing on Saturday. The exception applies only to water. Connector is encouraging passengers to use water containers that can be tightly secured and use trash and recycling bins to dispose of water bottles and waste.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Fairfax Connector is implementing changes on a number of routes beginning June 30.
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Friday, June 29, 2012
Starting this Saturday the Fairfax Connector will be changing a number of routes and creating a new route, 981, from Tysons West Park Transit Station to Dulles International Airport. Modifications to existing routes are being made to serve passenger needs and improve on-time performance. The following Herndon-area routes are affected: New Route 981 Routes 924, 926 and 929 Route 950 RIBS 3 RIBS 4 RIBS 5 For more details visit the Fairfax Connector online here.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Fairfax Connector's RIBS 5 bus will run on a detour through the downtown Herndon area throughout Herndon Festival.
Between May 31 and June 3 the RIBS 5 bus will be taking detours because of Herndon Festival. The Fairfax Connector bus will bypas stops on Station Street and Fortnightly Boulevard, as they will be impacted by the festival. The detour will run from Elden Street to a right on Monroe Street, left on Park Avenue, left on Grace Street, continue on Grace Street, left on Elden Street then the bus will continue on its regular route. The RIBS Route 5 will go back to its normal schedule on Monday, June 4 at the end of the Festival.