Fairfax Connector: Express Lanes Bus Service To Tysons Corner
Fairfax ConnectorExpress Lanes To TysonsCorner Bus Service
Background• The 495 Express Lanes are a Public-Private Partnership between VDOT and Fluor-Transurban• The project constructs two new lanes in each direction the along a 14-mile stretch of the Capital Beltway in Virginia• A unique opportunity for transit service by providing a semi- dedicated lane on which the bus can achieve much higher speeds.
Service Plan Development• Transportation Development Plan (TDP)• Staff review• Public meetings• Revised/final plan
Staff Review/Draft Plan• Based on the Transit Development Plan• Budget constraints• New generator – Saratoga Park & Ride Lot• “Phased” Implementation starting with Burke VRE to Tysons Corner Express Route; followed by Springfield and Lorton routes in February/March 2013
Service Details• Weekdays Only – 6:00AM – 9:00AM & 4:00PM – 7:00PM – 2 Midday Trips• Fare is to be determined: $3.65 or $5.35
Tysons Circulation• Rail will not be operational when Tysons Express bus service begins; routes will need to circulate through Tysons;• There are multiple circulation routes to serve multiple destinations with minimum time on the bus.
Timeline• September 2012 – Board Approval of Express Lanes to Tysons Corner Express Bus Service Plan• October-December 2012 – Marketing and outreach• Implementation – January 2013 • Burke VRE to Tysons Corner Express Bus Service – March 2013 • Saratoga/Springfield To Tysons Corner Express Bus Service • Lorton VRE to Tysons Corner Express Bus Service
Comments/Request InformationPassengers may provide comments in the following ways• E-mail: email@example.com (Subject: SERVICE COMMENT)• Online: www.fairfaxconnector.com• Phone: 703-877-5600, TTY 711• Mail: Fairfax County Department of Transportation, Fairfax Connector Attn: Paul Mounier 4050 Legato Road, Suite 400 Fairfax, VA 22033