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Virtual Community Input Meeting – 2022 Service Changes – Fairfax County
April 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a virtual community input meeting on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 7 p.m. on Fairfax Connector proposed service changes for October 2022. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about the proposed changes, ask questions and provide comments at the meeting. Please provide feedback on the proposed changes via an online survey, email, mail and by phone through May 6, 2022.
- Join the online meeting; A recording of this meeting will be posted here on Friday, April 22, 2022
- Join the meeting by phone at: 571-429-5982; Access Code: 976713255#
- Take the online survey (English);(Español) – Survey opens Wed. April 20, 2022 and closes May 6, 2022
Highlights of Proposed Service and Fare Changes
Proposed Service Changes
Route 334: Newington Circulator
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 Northern Virginia Community College 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
- 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 – McLean – Langley
- Proposed Change: To improve service operations of Route 722, this is 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, county 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 Fall 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.
Provide Feedback By Taking an Online Survey
Public comments will be accepted until May 6, 2022