Fairfax County plans to reduce service on some bus routes due to budget constraints, even as a program allowing free transfers to and from Metrorail could become permanent.
On the Newington Circulator (Route 334), Fairfax Connector has proposed reducing weekday service from every 30 minutes to rush hours and a single mid-day trip.
Similar limitations are also being considered for Route 495 between Burke Centre and Tysons. In addition, the north end of the route will be shortened between Tysons West*Park Transit Center and the Tysons Corner Center area, though service will still be provided there by other routes.
Fairfax Connector has also proposed some service enhancements to the Springfield Business Connector (Routes 350 and 351), which travels between the Franconia-Springfield Metro station, Springfield Town Center, and Northern Virginia Community College’s medical campus.
To improve efficiency, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation says Route 350 will be split into two new routes:
- Route 352: will provide non rush-hour and midday service between the Franconia Metro station and Springfield Town Center
- Route 353: will serve Metro Park
Route 351, which serves the NOVA medical campus and the Transportation Security Administration during rush-hour periods, will get expanded service outside of rush hour.
The county is also looking to reduce fares for the Pentagon and Crystal City Express from Reston (Route 599) from $7.50 to $4.25, starting this fall, thanks to a $154,500 grant from the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission.
Aside from express services, which have a $2 fare discount, Fairfax Connector rides have been free for all transferring Metro train passengers since Sept. 5. FCDOT has proposed adopting those changes permanently.
The Route 599 and Metro transfer fare reductions are separate from the county’s plan to cut all fares in half for low-income riders. As of December, county staff said that Transit Ridership Incentive Program could begin this summer.
The proposed Fairfax Connector changes will be discussed in an online meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday).
Comment can be provided through May 6 by mail or phone. An online survey in English and Spanish will open tomorrow, coinciding with the virtual meeting.
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Camps are just the beginning of what’s in store at Art House 7 this summer. We’re thrilled to offer an array of exciting classes for both kids and adults!Rediscover your creativity with some of our AH7 favorites, such as drawing, hand-sewing, modern embroidery, and our popular 3-week Jump into Crochet classes. But that’s not all! We’ve added some fresh and exciting options to our summer class selection, guaranteed to spark your imagination.
To enhance your artistic journey, we have intensified some of our Ceramics: The Wheel classes to a full 3-hour duration. This extended time allows for more creativity and skill development in each class session. If you’re eager for a captivating twist, give Contemporary Still-Life Drawing & Painting a go. Or why not try an immersive outdoor painting adventure? We have a unique opportunity for you to bring your painting skills to life while learning and creating in the great outdoors with our Landscape Painting: Studio and Plein Air class!
We invite you to visit our website and explore our full Summer Session schedule, brimming with a diverse range of classes and camps. Classes and camps begin June 20th. Unleash your inner artist, broaden your horizons, and embark on a summer adventure like no other. Let’s make this a summer to remember at Art House 7!
Potomac Harmony Chorus has a new director! We’re ready
to kick off the season with new music, a new approach, and YOU!
Potomac Harmony is one of 500 choruses in Sweet
Adelines International. We’re a vibrant,
contemporary, inclusive, welcoming, and open community of women singers who
perform four-part harmony, barbershop style, committed to a high level of
achievement through teaching, mentoring, personal growth, and performance. Our vision is to entertain, educate, and
enrich lives through musical expression while promoting the barbershop art
Potomac Harmony recently had our first performance
with our new director, receiving rave reviews! We invite you to stop by any Wednesday
evening and be part of the fun and harmony!
Army Birthday Festival – Free and Fun
Make Saturday, June 10, 2023 a great day!
Come celebrate the Army Birthday Festival at the National Museum of the U.S. Army from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Rain or Shine!
• Experience outdoor and indoor fun activities, for all
Unveiling of West Ford historical highway marker
Gum Springs will be celebrating 190 years of its founding by freedman West Ford on Saturday, June 17, 2023. To kick-off the celebration, there will be an unveiling of a Virginia historical highway marker for West Ford on Fordson Road