(News Release: March 10, 2019)—

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently approved new Fairfax Connector bus service - Routes 308 and 467 and service changes to existing service - Routes 161/162, 321/322, 334, RIBS 1/3, and 699. Service changes are implemented periodically to improve overall service for customers through better connectivity, increased dependability and enhanced service reliability. The service changes will go into effect on March 30, 2019.

Prior to the changes, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) held public input meetings in November 2018 - one at Key Middle School and one at the Fairfax County Government Center. The meetings included a presentation, a time for questions and answers and an opportunity for the public to give feedback.

New Routes

Route 308 (new service) – Richmond Highway

This new route will provides weekday and Saturday service between Franconia-Springfield Metrorail Station and Mount Vernon Hospital via Jeff Todd Way and Richmond Highway.

Route 467 (new service) - Vienna–Tysons

This new route will provide complementary, mid-day and evening service to Route 462. Route 467 will provide mid-day, late evening and Saturday service from the Vienna Park neighborhood to the Mosaic District, the Town of Vienna, and Tysons.

Changes to Existing Routes

Route 161/162 – Hybla Valley Circulator

The change adjusts time between Routes 161/162 to improve on-time performance and will eliminate one late-night trip on Route 161.

Route 321/322 - Greater Springfield Circulator

The change will adjust rush-hour service frequency to every 30 minutes and implement a minor re-route of service off of Indian Run Parkway to Bren Mar Drive.

Route 699 – Government Center – Downtown D.C.

The change will add one (1) morning and one (1) afternoon trip on Route 699 to address increased demand for service and allow for increased ridership.

Route 334 – Newington Circulator

Last year, Route 334 was adjusted to operate in the same pattern during the morning and afternoon, due to Virginia Department of Transportation construction in the area of Backlick and Cinder Bed Roads. This change will make the detour route alignment permanent.

Routes RIBS 1/3

The changes will improve travel time on Routes RIBS 1 and 3 and adjust the routes for new development at Tall Oaks, this change will eliminate the turn-around at the Tall Oaks development, re-balance routes by adjusting running times on route segments, and continue to serve Wiehle Avenue bus stops north and south of North Shore Drive.