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Last Chance: Speak Up on Connector Changes

Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins will be at Reston Citizens Association presentation Monday.

Concerned about new routes planned for Fairfax Connector bus service when the Metro's Silver Line opens at the end of the year?

Then attend a special presentation Monday at 7 p.m. at Reston Community Center Hunters Woods with the Reston Citizens Association (RCA) Board of Directors and Fairfax Connector about changes for Reston.

Connector staff will answer questions about the various new routes displayed on poster boards around the room. At 7:30 p.m., FC staff will make a presentation and take questions an comments.

Fairfax Connector is planning to start 15 new bus routes this year in conjunction with the opening of the Metro's Silver Line in December. The group has had a series of meetings in the last several weeks, including two in Reston, to get public feedback before deciding on final changes.

The new bus routes would replace current ones that take commuters to the West Falls Church station, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation says.

In late March or early April, the department will present a revised plan to the public.

But will commuter buses be enough to quell traffic concerns in Reston, where there will be a 2,300-spot parking garage at the Wiehle-Reston East Station. That station will the end of the line for the Silver Line for years. It will also be the only Phase 1 station with parking.

Meanwhile, Hudgins has said that traffic in Reston will take some adjusting when Metro opens, but it won't get worse. Read that story here.

More:

Reston Citizens Association Colin Mills: Metro's Coming. Is Reston Ready?

RCA Report Offers Fixes for Wiehle Congestion

Fairfax Connector Proposed Changes

 

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