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New Fairfax Connector Express Service from Gov’t Center to Downtown D.C. Begins This Weekend

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved a new Fairfax Connector express service from the Fairfax County Government Center to downtown Washington, D.C., (Route 699), and changes to existing express service from Springfield to the Pentagon (Route 395), and from Vienna to Tysons (Route 463).

The changes to the existing routes have gone into effect today (Saturday), and the new express service to downtown Washington, D.C., begins on Monday, according to the county board’s decision Tuesday.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) solicited input from the public and hosted several community outreach meetings to discuss the proposed improvements to existing routes and to provide information about the new express Route 699.

Service Improvement Highlights

Route 699: Fairfax County Government Center - Downtown Washington, D.C.

**Ride Route 699 for FREE Dec. 4-8, 2017**

  • Operates from the Fairfax County Government Center and features 10 rush-hour trips in the mornings (inbound only) and afternoons (outbound only), with departures every 15-25 minutes.
  • Stops in downtown Washington, D.C. include major regional employment and educations centers such as the Department of State, World Bank and George Washington University.
  • Regular express fare is $4.25; $2.10 for seniors and people with disabilities.
  • This route is funded through a multi-modal grant from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission’s (NVTC) I-66 Commuter Choice Program.

Route 395: Gambrill - Pentagon Express

  • Improvements include adjustments to the number of morning and afternoon rush-hour trips serving the Backlick Park-and-Ride to address increased demand for service.

Route 463: Maple Avenue - Vienna

  • Improvements include running time adjustments and a reroute on Westpark Drive, International Drive and Tysons Boulevard to improve schedule reliability.

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