Monday, May 6, 2013
Is Phase I of the the Silver Line under budget? Supervisors will discuss funding, as well as Silver Line bus routes, in Tuesday meeting.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors are scheduled to discuss a series of transportation projects Tuesday, including funding for both phases of the Silver Line Metro and bus routes that will connect residents to the new train system. Construction on Phase I from East Falls Church to Wiehle Avenue in Reston is nearly finished and should be complete by the end of December 2013. It has reportedly stayed within its $2.9 billion budget. Officials have narrowed down a favorite for construction of Phase II to Dulles Airport. Capitol Rail Constructors has put in a bid of about $1.18 billion to build the extension, an estimate that officials say is below the original $1.4 to $1.6 billion cost projections. The Board will also discuss the revised …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
More midday and evening routes for Fairfax County buses added as result of public input sessions; final plan expected in June.
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is zeroing in on a plan for enhanced bus service to help residents get to new Metro stations when the Silver Line opens at the end of 2013. More than 40 percent of the Fairfax Connector system will change in some way when those stations open, and officials are seeking feedback from residents to provide the best service possible. Wednesday night’s meeting in Tysons marked the end of the second round of public input sessions on the routes. FCDOT representatives conducted the first round in February, when many residents wanted to see changes to route layouts and bus frequency. The revised plan features more midday and evening bus service on Reston and Herndon routes. Officials also restored the …
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 on …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
McLean meetings will be held April 16 and 23.
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings in April in Tysons and McLean to discuss Fairfax Connector routes 401, 402, 427 and 574. The first meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 16 at the Rotunda, 8352 Greensboro Drive. The second meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 23 at McLean High School, 1633 Davidson Road. The department is holding six public meetings and one Ask Fairfax! online chat to discuss a Fairfax Connector proposed bus service plan that will coincide with the start of service on Metro’s new Silver Line in December. The plan includes the creation of 12 new routes, the restructuring of 24 existing routes and the elimination of six routes. The revised plan incorporates changes…
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 …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
A Vienna meeting is among the series to get Fairfax Connector rider feedback on proposed changes after Silver Line goes into service.
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will be hosting meetings on a proposed Fairfax Connector bus service plan that will start when service on Phase 1 of the Silver Line opens. Phase 1, which will run from Tysons to Reston's Wiehle Avenue, is scheduled to open in December of 2013. 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: • Vienna: Monday, Feb. 4, Westbriar Elementary School, 1741 Pine Valley Dr. • Falls Church: Tuesday, Feb. 5, Luther Jackson …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Public meeting scheduled August 22 to review plans.
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a public meeting this Wednesday (Aug. 22) to discuss the proposed new Fairfax Connector service that will use the 495 Express Lanes. Once the 495 Express Lanes are opened this December, the proposed new Fairfax Connector routes would include: According to the Fairfax Connector's webpage, these new routes would: The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Braddock Hall at the Braddock Governmental Center.