Route layouts, bus frequency and parking were among residents' questions to Fairfax County officials Tuesday regarding the first half of the Silver Line and the new Connector bus routes that will launch when the Metro line opens at the end of the year.
Nick Perfili, Dulles Rail Project Planner, and Christy Wegener, Connector’s manager of operations, led an online chat Tuesday morning as part of a weeklong effort to gather input on the many changes coming to Connector service in the area.
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation’s (FCDOT) plan includes the addition of 12 new routes and restructuring of 20 existing routes, as well the elimination of six others.
Concerns emerged particularly around the Silver Line Circulator, which will have four routes around various parts of Tysons Corner "to provide that 'last mile' connection for people coming from or going to the Tysons Silver Line stations."
In addition, McLean residents in the online chat expressed concerns about the 722 route (see map here) and its frequency.
You can read more about the feedback from Monday's meeting in Vienna here.
The last three meetings will take place in Herndon and Reston. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m.:
• Herndon: Wednesday, Herndon Town Council Chambers, 765 Lynn St.
• Reston: Thursday, Reston Community Center - Lake Anne, 1609A Washington Plz.
• Reston: Monday, Lake Anne Elementary School, 11510 North Shore Dr.
Wegener said comments would be accepted on proposals through Feb. 28 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff will consider comments and adjust plans accordingly in March, Wegener said; they will be updated online and available for review ahead of the second round of public meetings in early April.