Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Loudoun County Tysons Express Bus Service to Begin on Monday, June 21

Loudoun County Tysons Express bus service is on schedule to begin service on Monday, June 21. The buses will operate on two different routes. (see the Tysons Express bus schedule - PDF)

Routes and schedules have been developed based on comments and suggestions gathered at public input meetings and from a bus preference survey conducted earlier this year.

The first route will enter Tysons Corner on Tyco Road, traverse Jones Branch Drive, head south on Tysons Blvd. and finish on Greensboro Drive. The second route makes all the stops of the first route and includes additional stops at Tysons Corner Center and at Route 7 and International Drive. All bus stops will be clearly designated with Tysons Express signage. Many of the stops used are existing Metro or Fairfax Connector bus stops. Buses will pick up in the afternoon at these same stops.

An “Early Out” Friday mid-day departure is included for the summer to allow riders to get an early start on their weekend plans. The mid-day service will begin picking up commuters in Tysons between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m.

Two departure points in Loudoun County will be used. Riders may board the buses at shelter #6 at the Leesburg Park and Ride lot located on Sycolin Road. Buses will then proceed to Broadlands South and stop at two lots located there. The first stop is at Broadlands Marketplace on Mooreview Parkway near the Greenway. This lot is convenient for walkers and bicyclists. The bus stop will be at the Tysons Express sign on Mooreview Parkway. Commuters should only park in spaces designated with “commuter parking” signs on the side of Harris Teeter. The buses will proceed to the nearby park and ride lot at Moorview Parkway and Old Ryan, on Old Ryan (Route 772.) Buses will travel on the Greenway and the Dulles Airport Access road, providing a quick trip to Tysons.

All buses are equipped with electronic fareboxes that accept SmarTrip cards or cash. Passenger fares are $3.00 with a SmarTrip card or $3.50 cash, only exact change is accepted. SmarTrip cards can be purchased at the Tysons West Park Transit Station, The Loudoun Government Center, or Metro sales locations.

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