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Fairfax Connector Silver Line Bus Service

June 10, 2014

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  • 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Fairfax Connector Silver Line Bus Service June 10, 2014 Department of Transportation
  • 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 2 • Coordination with Metrobus, Loudoun County Transit, PRTC, and Washington Flyer staff ongoing since Jan. 2013 • Training began Sept. 2013; over 270 bus operators have been trained for Silver Line service o All operators were trained by Dec. 2013 o Refresher training and new operator training is ongoing • New Route 983 (Udvar-Hazy Center) training began in May 2014 • Plan based on two designs: o Realignment, enhancement, and addition of new feeder serving to Metrorail stations o Tysons Circulator service (providing the “last mile” connection to and from Metrorail) Fairfax Connector Readiness
  • 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation • Approximately 241 Fairfax Connector bus stops installed • 15 buses added to the fleet; 38 new bus operators, 5 supervisors; 5 maintenance technicians • WMATA staff tested the Wiehle parking revenue system (PARCS) and reported successful operation • An operational test of weekday peak service was conducted Nov. 16, 2013 o Most routes to remain at Wiehle north; five routes shifted to Wiehle south • Additional testing is scheduled for the end of June to re-familiarize operators with new Silver Line stations Fairfax Connector Readiness
  • 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation • fairfaxconnector.com updates o Silver Line Bus Service Plan o Interactive route maps o Mobile device friendly Community Outreach • Ambassadors will assist passengers with bus service and Wiehle facility information • Wiehle public open houses being scheduled. o A bus or buses will be staged within the bus loop o The Bike & Ride room will be open and applications will be accepted o Bus service information will be available
  • 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation • Five events to date in 2014, including Herndon Festival and Celebrate Fairfax! outreach • Scheduled events: o Jun. 10: Franconia-Springfield “Pop-Up” event with Metro o Jun. 14: Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum o Jun. 18: West Falls Church “Pop-Up” event with Metro o Jul. 9: Ask Fairfax! online chat o Wiehle public open house – Date TBD Community Outreach • Two buses are wrapped to market upcoming Silver Line service changes
  • 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Herndon Festival Outreach
  • 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Wiehle Station Bus Bay Signage Connector Store
  • 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Wiehle Station Bike & Ride Entrance Park & Ride Level G2
  • 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Training at Wiehle Station
  • 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation Training at Spring Hill Station
  • 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Questions ? Department of Transportation