Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Loudoun County to Host Meetings on Tysons Express Bus Service

Public input sessions to be held about express bus service to Tysons Corner from Loudoun County

The Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services is hosting the meetings to offer citizens an opportunity to participate in planning the Tysons Express bus service which will begin this summer and operate weekdays through the end of 2013.

The meetings will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, at the Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn, and on Tuesday, February 23, at the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Leesburg.

Tysons Express will provide morning departures and afternoon and evening returns between park-and-ride lots in Leesburg and Brambleton and various employment sites in Tysons Corner. Passenger fares will be $3.00 per ride. Citizens unable to attend either public meeting may submit comments and suggestions regarding the Tysons Express bus service to rideshare@loudoun.gov or 703-771-5665.

The bus service is being funded by the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project. The project includes a Transportation Management Plan (TMP) designed to offset the traffic congestion that normally results with any construction in or adjacent to a roadway system. One of the primary goals of the TMP is to improve transportation for those traveling from Loudoun County to Tysons Corner during the construction of the rail project.

With new express bus service to Tysons Corner, Loudoun County residents will have the opportunity to avoid the congestion experienced by most motorists traveling to the area. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved the use of TMP funds for this purpose and the Office of Transportation Services has initiated the purchase of four commuter coaches to begin the service.

More information about Tysons Express will be posted as it becomes available on the Loudoun County website at www.loudoun.gov/bus.

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