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Fairfax Connector June 2016 Service Change Proposal

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Presentation of proposed changes to Fairfax Connector bus service.

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Fairfax Connector June 2016 Service Change Proposal

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia June 2016 Service Change Proposal Department of Transportation
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 2 Welcome • Overview • Proposal details • Q & A • Next steps
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 3 Overview Highlights • Routes included in the proposal: 231, 232, 310, 401, 402, 422, 424, 461, 463, 466, 556, 574, 624, 630, 634, 640, 644, 650, 651, 724, and 734; • New weekend service in the Centreville and Chantilly areas on routes 630, 640, and 650; • Improved service frequency to the expanded Stringfellow Road Park-and-Ride Lot during weekday rush hours; and • The elimination of Route 734 in response to low ridership and alternate bus service available at stops along the majority of the route, and to more efficiently use available resources.
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Proposal Details Route 310 – Franconia Road-Rolling Valley • On weekends, the time between buses will change from every 60 minutes on Saturdays and Sundays, to every 40 minutes on Saturdays and every 50 minutes on Sundays. Department of Transportation 4
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Proposal Details Route 401/402 – Backlick Road-Gallows Road • To improve service, a new weekend schedule will reflect bus travel times adjusted for traffic conditions and added running time. The time between buses will change from every 30 minutes to approximately every 25 minutes. Department of Transportation 5
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Proposal Details Route 422 – Boone Boulevard-Howard Avenue • Restructure service and implement a new schedule to better align resources with ridership, with a service frequency of approximately every 15 minutes. – Maintain 422 service along International Drive, Gallows Road, Old Courthouse Road, Howard Avenue, and Boone Boulevard – the busiest portions of the route. – Remove service from Tysons One Place (formerly Shoptysons Boulevard) and Gallows Branch Road due to overlap with other bus service. Department of Transportation 6
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Proposal Details Route 424 – Jones Branch Drive • Implement Saturday service in response to ridership, public requests, and new development in Tysons. Route 424 is the busiest circulator route in Tysons, carrying approximately 800 weekday passengers. Department of Transportation 7
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 8 Route 461 – Flint Hill-Vienna; Route 466 – Oakton-Vienna • Implement an interline between routes 461 and 466 to balance service with ridership. With the interline, buses will operate on both routes, with a terminal at the Vienna Metrorail Station. • On Route 461, the time between buses will increase from approximately every 20 to 30 minutes to approximately every 25 to 35 minutes. On Route 466, the time between buses will decrease from approximately every 30 to 35 minutes to approximately every 25 to 30 minutes. Proposal Details
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Route 461 – Flint Hill-Vienna Route 466 – Oakton-Vienna Department of Transportation 9 Proposal Details
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Route 463 – Maple Avenue-Vienna • In response to rider feedback, the elimination of Metrobus Route 15M (effective June 17, 2016), and to better balance bus bay programming at the Tysons Corner Metrorail Station, buses will operate to the north side of the Tysons Corner Metrorail Station (instead of the south side) to provide more direct routing to and from Chain Bridge Road. • A new schedule will reflect routing changes in Tysons. Department of Transportation 10 Proposal Details
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia Route 574 – Reston-Tysons • To improve service, a new schedule will reflect bus travel times adjusted for traffic conditions. • The time between buses during weekday rush hours will change from every 30 minutes to every 35 minutes for some trips due to traffic congestion on Leesburg Pike. Department of Transportation 11 Proposal Details
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Routes 624, 634 – Stringfellow Road-Fair Lakes • Implement peak direction rush hour service on new Route 634 between the Stringfellow Road Park-and-Ride Lot and Vienna Metrorail Station via the I- 66/Stringfellow Road High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) ramp. • Implement reverse-commute rush hour service on new Route 624 between the Vienna Metrorail Station and Stringfellow Road Park-and-Ride Lot. • In the peak direction of travel, frequency between Stringfellow Road Park & Ride and Vienna Metro will be approximately every 10 minutes combined on Routes 631, 622, and 634. Department of Transportation 12 Proposal Details
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia Routes 630 – Stringfellow Road-Centreville South • Implement hourly Saturday and Sunday service on Route 630 between Centreville and the Vienna Metrorail Station via Fair Oaks Mall along the existing weekday route. Department of Transportation 13 Proposal Details
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Route 640 – Stone Road-Centreville North • To improve service, a new weekday schedule will reflect bus travel times adjusted for traffic conditions. • Implement hourly Saturday and Sunday service between Centreville and the Vienna Metrorail Station via I-66. Department of Transportation 14 Proposal Details
  15. 15. County of Fairfax, Virginia Routes 650, 651 – Chantilly • Implement hourly Saturday and Sunday service on Route 650 between Chantilly and the Vienna Metrorail Station via Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (US-50). • Route 651 buses will travel via westbound Willard Road between Brookfield Corporate Drive and Daly Drive, bypassing the short diversion via Brookfield Corporate Drive and Daly Drive due to low ridership and to have Route 650 and 651 buses serve the same stops along Willard Road. Department of Transportation 15 Proposal Details
  16. 16. County of Fairfax, Virginia Route 724 – Lewinsville Road • Modify the route to operate between the McLean Metrorail Station and Tysons West*Park Transit Station via Lewinsville Road and Farm Credit Bureau. • Eliminate service between the Spring Hill Metrorail Station and Tysons West*Park Transit Station via south-westbound Spring Hill Road and north-eastbound Tyco Road due to low ridership and available alternate service on Route 574 or the Silver Line. • Silver Line connections on the new route will be maintained at the McLean Metrorail Station. Department of Transportation 16 Proposal Details
  17. 17. County of Fairfax, Virginia Route 724 – Lewinsville Road Department of Transportation 17 Proposal Details
  18. 18. County of Fairfax, Virginia Route 734 – McLean-West Falls Church • Eliminate service to due to low ridership and overlap with other existing Fairfax Connector and Metrobus service. • Along Chain Bridge Road, alternate service at all stops is available on Fairfax Connector Route 721, which operates between the McLean Metrorail station, McLean Community Business Center, and, during non-rush hours, Tysons Corner Center. • Along Westmoreland Street, alternate service at all stops is available on Metrobus routes 15K and 15L. • No alternate service would be available along Great Falls Street. Ridership at these stops is low; and bicycle, kiss-and-ride, and park- and-ride options are available at both the McLean and West Falls Church Metrorail stations. Department of Transportation 18 Proposal Details
  19. 19. County of Fairfax, Virginia Route 734 – Alternate Service Available Department of Transportation 19 Proposal Details
  20. 20. County of Fairfax, Virginia Routes 231, 232, 461, 556, 644  Modify the Holiday Weekday Service plan to add routes 231, 232, 422, 461, 556, and 644. − These routes are proposed to not operate on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, George Washington’s Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, and the Friday after Thanksgiving. − The proposed change is in response to lower holiday ridership and alternate service options available at, or proximate to, most bus stops along these routes. − During Holiday Weekday Service, some riders may have to use alternate service, bus stops, and/or transfer between routes to complete trips. Department of Transportation 20 Proposal Details
  21. 21. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 21 Next Steps • Comments due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 – Fill out a public meeting comment form – E-mail fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov – Call 703-339-7200, TTY 703-339-1608 • Develop final staff recommendations to Board • Board approval requested: May 17, 2016 • Proposal implementation: June 18, 2016 • Q & A and open house

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