Loudoun County is soliciting public comment on several major changes proposed for the Commuter and Local Bus Services scheduled to be implemented on July 1. The proposed changes would add, eliminate and modify current service.
The proposed changes include:
- The addition of evening trips on the Loudoun Station line and Route 84-Atlantic Connector. Buses that provide a direct connection to Metro service at Wiehle-Reston East will be added from the Leesburg, Harmony, Eastgate, and Dulles Town Center park and ride lots. Saturday service will be added to the Dulles Town Center, and Route 70-7 on 7 to 7, and Route 82-Sterling Connector.
- A major overhaul for the Potomac Falls service. To help free-up bus bays at Wiehle-Reston East, existing service to Wiehle-Reston East will be reduced from nine trips to two. Long-haul service to Washington D.C. and trips to West Falls Church will be added.
- The elimination of the service to Tysons, which was funded by the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project during construction of Phase 1 of the Silver Line, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's Dulles Metrorail Project. With the start of Silver Line service in 2014, the Wiehle-Reston East station provides rail service to Tysons. Additionally, the Fairfax Connector operates two shuttles, Fairfax Connector Route 423 and Fairfax Connector Route 424 from Spring Hill with a bus coming approximately every 8 minutes.
The comment period is open until May 27. Comments may be sent by email to Transitcomments@loudoun.gov, by mail to the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Mailstop #69, Leesburg VA, 20175, or by calling 1-877-465-2287.
All of the proposed changes to the bus schedules are listed at www.loudoun.gov/buschanges.