Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bus Preference Survey Available on Loudoun County Web Site for Tysons Commuters

Loudoun County is seeking input from residents who work in Tysons Corner and have an interest in riding the Tysons Express bus service beginning this summer.

Residents who were unable to take part in the Tysons Express public input sessions conducted by the Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services may provide their comments by participating in the Tysons Express Bus Service Preference Survey up until March 10, 2010. The survey is available online at Paper copies of the survey may be obtained by calling 703-777-0119. A free, reloadable SmarTrip® card ($5.00 value) will be provided to those who work in Tysons Corner, complete the entire survey and provide their names and mailing addresses.

Tysons Express will begin service this summer between park-and-ride lots in Broadlands South and Leesburg and various employment sites in Tysons Corner. Passenger fares will be $3.00 per ride when paid with a SmarTrip® card or $3.50 cash per ride.

Tysons Express 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 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.

The new express bus service to Tysons Corner will offer Loudoun County residents the opportunity to avoid the congestion experienced by most motorists traveling in 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, including a list of frequently asked questions, is available on the Loudoun County Web site at

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