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More Chances to Talk About Reston Bus Changes

With Silver Line's 2013 opening, there will be altered - and added - bus routes. Give Fairfax County your opinion.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will hold public meetings and an Ask Fairfax! online chat to discuss a Fairfax Connector proposed bus service plan coming with the opening of Metro later this year.

Metro's Silver Line Phase 1 is slated to open in December. The transit line will run from Tysons to Reston's Wiehle Avenue, resulting in changed to local bus service.

The plan includes the creation of 12 new routes, the restructuring of 24 existing routes and the elimination of six routes, Connector officials say.

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 nearby areas.

 Upcoming area meetings:

Monday, April 15: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Reston Service Discussion

Reston Community Center Hunters Woods

2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston

Transit: Fairfax Connector routes 551, RIBS 1, RIBS 2 and RIBS 3

Wednesday, April 17: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

(Herndon Service Discussion)

Herndon Town Council Chambers

765 Lynn Street, Herndon

Transit: Fairfax Connector routes 950 and RIBS 5

Thursday, April 18: 2 p.m.

Ask Fairfax! online discussion

For all Silver Line stories on Reston Patch, visit our Silver Line Topic Page.

 

Michael April 04, 2013 at 02:55 AM
One unfortunate consequence of the current plan, and the current hearing schedule, is the balkanization of the corridor into "Reston Service" and "Herndon Service." The proposed schedule will be much tougher on those needing to commute regularly between Reston and Herndon, because transfer opportunities at Herndon-Monroe will be drastically changed. I don't know how (or even if) the county keeps track of specific transfers. But on my regular trips I see a LOT of people at Herndon-Monroe who are transferring between "Reston routes" and "Herndon routes" on service combinations that will be nearly impossible to match under the new proposals.

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