Fairfax Connector

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Fairfax Connector logo.svg
Fairfax Connector 2009 NF D40LFR.jpg
A Fairfax Connector New Flyer D40LFR at Van Dorn St Station
FoundedSeptember 1985[1][2]
LocaleFairfax County, Virginia, U.S.
Service area180 square miles[3]
Service typebus service
Routes89 (May 2019)
Stops4,061[3]
Fleet306
Daily ridership30,500 (Q2 2016)[4]
Annual ridership9,348,500 (2015)[5]
Fuel typeDiesel
OperatorTransdev from July 1, 2019
WebsiteFairfax Connector

Fairfax Connector is a public bus service provided by Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, and is managed by the county government.[3][6]

The bus system provides service within Fairfax County, and connects to Metrobus, Metrorail stations, Virginia Railway Express, and other local bus systems. Fairfax Connector serves all of Fairfax Metrorail Stations, the city of Alexandria, the city of Fairfax, the Washington Dulles International Airport, and the Pentagon Metrorail station during morning and evening peak periods.[2]

Fairfax Connector, or simply "The Connector", is operated under contract by MV Transportation, and is the third largest bus fleet in the D.C. area.[7] The Connector provides a fixed-route bus service within Fairfax County on 93 routes and carries about nine million passengers annually. The Connector's goals is to supplement the regional rail and bus service provided by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), providing reliable local bus service, and to improves the safety of the community of Fairfax County.

History[edit]

A typical Fairfax Connector bus stop sign

1980s[edit]

The first buses rolled out in September 1985 as a lower-cost alternative to the Metrobus service of the regional Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.[1] The original routes connected the southern part of the county (near the Mount Vernon Estate) to the Huntington Metro station which borders Alexandria. This area continues to be the core of the system, and is noted for the number of residents in the Richmond Highway area who use the service at all times of the day. It had 10 routes, and many routes serves through Huntington Station. These first 10 routes were previously served by Metrobus. In 1988, The Connector began to operate express routes, to connect to Pentagon station. It also expanded through the southeastern portion of Fairfax.[2]

1990s[edit]

In 1990, The Connector took over the operation of the RIBS (Reston Internal Bus Service). Service continues to provide through the southern portion of Alexandria, when Van Dorn Street station opened in 1991. In 1994, the service was extended to the high-technology industrial areas of suburban Reston and Herndon, located between Washington, D.C. and Washington Dulles International Airport. Along State Route 267 (the Dulles Toll Road), express buses carry commuters from free park-and-ride lots to the Washington Metro system. In 1999, the Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride and the Tysons Westpark Transit Station opened, extending its operation within the county.

2000s[edit]

After having many buses running on pure diesel, The Connector ordered buses that runs in Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel fuel in 2002. These bus upgrades can retrofitting the fleet with Green Diesel technology, so the county can go environmentally friendly. More bus stations continues to increase, with the opening of the Lorton Park-and-Ride in 2003, and the Gambrill Road Park-and-Ride in 2005. The Connector began installing the SmarTrip Fare Card technology, so that passengers can pay their fare using WMATA's SmarTrip. In June 2009, service was transitioned from the Metrobus 2W, 12-, and 20-series routes to the Connector in the Centreville, Chantilly, and Oakton areas along I-66 and near Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Station.

On July 1, 2009 MV Transportation took over from Veolia Transport as the operator.[8]

2010s[edit]

Major changes began in 2010, when the Reston East Park-and-Ride closed to make way for the Silver Line construction. After the Silver Line opened in 2014, The Connector modified its service, by providing three circulator routes within Tysons Corner, as well as new service to McLean. Many routes were modified, so The Connector can give access to its riders to transfer within the Silver Line and other portions within the County. On July 1, 2019 Transdev commenced a five year contract to operate the network with an option to extend for a further 10 years.[9] As previously mentioned, Transdev (then as Veolia Transport) had previously operated The Connector until July 1, 2009.

Fares[edit]

The base fare for The Connector are $2.00 in local routes; $4.25 on Routes 393, 394, and 395; $0.50 on routes 422, 423, 424; $5.00 on route 480; and $7.50 on route 699.[10] Fares are paid in cash (exact change), Metrobus weekly unlimited bus "flash" pass, or WMATA issued SmarTrip card.[11]

Fleet[edit]

Fairfax Connector operates a fleet consisting of Diesel buses produced by Orion Bus Industries and New Flyer Industries. As of March 2019, the Fairfax Connector fleet roster consists of the following buses:[2]

Year Manufacturer Model Length (ft.) Picture Engine/Transmission Fleet Series (Qty.) Notes Divisions
<<< Diesel >>>
2007–2010 New Flyer Industries D40LFR 40 Fairfax Connector NF D40LFR.jpg 9600-9644, 9700-9751
(96)
  • West Ox (9644, 9700-
2007 D35LFR 35 9754-9769
(16)
  • 9766 is out of service following an accident.[12]
2008 Orion Bus Industries Orion VII NG (07.503) 30 Fairfax Connector Orion VII NG.jpg 9770-9795
(25)
  • West Ox (9771, 9790-9795)
2011–2015[13] New Flyer Industries XD40 40 Fairfax Connector 2015 NF Xcelsior XD40.jpg
  • Cummins ISL9
  • Allison B400R
7701-7753, 7755-7777, 7795-7799, 9645-9675
(110)
  • 7701-7753 and 9645-9675 are 2011 Models
  • 7755-7758 are 2012 Models
  • 7759-7777 are 2013 Models
  • 7795-7799 are 2015 Models
  • West Ox (All Units)
2012–2015 XD35 35 Fairfax Connector NF Xcelsior XD35.jpg 7778-7794, 7800-7811, 9676-9690
(42)
  • 9676-9690 are 2012 models
  • 7778-7794 are 2014 models
  • 7800-7811 are 2015 models
  • Reston-Herndon (All units)
2018 Fairfax Connector 2018 NF Xcelsior XD35.jpg
  • Cummins L9
  • Allison B400R
7816-7825
(10)
XD40 40 Fairfax Connector NF Xcelsior XD40.jpg 7812-7815
(4)
  • West Ox (All units)

Retired Fleet[edit]

Picture Year Manufacturer Model Engine/Transmission Fleet Series (Qty.) Year Retired Notes
1985 Orion Bus Industries Orion I (01.507) 7700-7732
  • Originally had Detroit Diesel 6V71Ns & Allison MT-644s.
1988
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison HT-747
7733-7739
Orion I (01.502)
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison HT-748
7800-7809
  • Originally had Detroit Diesel 6V71Ns & Allison MT-647s.
1988-1989 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison V731
7941L-7952L
1989 RTS-06
(T70-606)
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
7953L
1989-1991 Orion Bus Industries Orion I (01.507)
  • Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
  • Allison HT-748
7740-7761
1994 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • Allison V731
7810-7854 2011-2013
  • 7832 was preserved by the DMV Mass Transit Museum until August 2017.
  • 7849 is preserved by Commonwealth Coach & Trolley of Roanoke, VA.
1997 Orion Bus Industries Orion V (05.501)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • Allison B400R
8033-8066
  • Leased
1998 Orion V (05.505) 7903-7912 2010-2011
Orion V (05.501) 7762-7781
  • Bus 7767 were repainted in the new Fairfax Connector scheme, and upgraded its destination sign
1999 7855-7869, 7913-7917 2011
  • Bus 8913 upgraded its destination sign
Fairfax Connector.jpg 2000 7782-7799, 7870-7890 2012-2014
2002 Orion V (05.504)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
  • Allison B400R
7891-7898, 2016
A Fairfax Connector 2002 Orion 5.505 at Wiehle-Reston East.jpg Orion V (05.505)
  • Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR
  • Allison B400R
7918-7927 2016-2017
2003 Champion Cutaway
  • Ford E450
7928-7930 2010
2006 ElDorado National Aero Elite
  • International DT466
  • Allison 2200
7931-7940 2012

Divisions[edit]

The bus fleet, owned and operated by Fairfax Connector, is distributed among three garages in Newington, and Reston.

Division name Location Capacity Routes Notes
Huntington 6900 Newington Rd, Lorton, VA 22079
  • South County Routes
Reston-Herndon Division 268 Spring Street, Herndon, VA 20170
  • North and West County Routes
West Ox 4970 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030
  • West County Routes
  • Shared with WMATA

Routes[edit]

As of March 2019, the Fairfax Connector bus system consists of 93 routes. The following are the route numbers and names that make up the Fairfax Connector bus system.[14]

Fairfax Connector Routes
Route Name Termini (Western/Southern) Termini (Eastern/Northern) Weekday Peak Weekday Off-Peak Saturday Sunday Notes
101 Fort Hunt Huntington Station (North Side) Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
109 Rose Hill Huntington Station (North Side) Van Dorn Street station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
151 Engleside – Mount Vernon Huntington Station (South Side) Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates via Richmond Highway
152 Groveton – Mount Vernon Huntington Station (South Side) Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates via Fort Hunt Road and Sherwood Hall Lane
159 Engleside Limited-Stop Huntington Station (South Side) Sacramento Drive & Richmond Highway Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Huntington Station, PM Service to Sacramento Drive

Limited Stop at Richmond Highway

161 Hybla Valley Circulator Huntington Station (South Side) Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates on a counter–clockwise loop
162 Hybla Valley Circulator Huntington Station (South Side) Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates on a clockwise loop
171 Richmond Highway Huntington Station (North Side) Lorton VRE Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
231 Kingstowne Circulator Franconia–Springfield station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN This route operates on a counter–clockwise loop
232 Kingstowne Circulator Franconia–Springfield station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN This route operates on a clockwise loop
301 Telegraph Road Huntington Station (North Side) Franconia–Springfield station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
305 Newington Forest – Silverbrook Road Lorton VRE Station Franconia–Springfield station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
306 GMU – Pentagon George Mason University Pentagon station Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
308 Franconia-Springfield - Mt Vernon Hospital Franconia–Springfield station Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Service started on March 30, 2019
310 Franconia Road – Rolling Valley Rolling Valley Park & Ride Huntington Station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
321 Greater Springfield Circulator Van Dorn Street station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates on a counter–clockwise loop
322 Greater Springfield Circulator Van Dorn Street station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates on a clockwise loop
334 Newington Circulator Franconia–Springfield station Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN This route operates on a loop
335 Fort Belvoir "Eagle Express" Franconia–Springfield station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
340 Patriot Ridge – Saratoga Franconia–Springfield station Fort Belvoir (North Area) Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN
341 Boston Boulevard – Saratoga Franconia–Springfield station Saratoga Park & Ride Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
371 Lorton – Franconia-Springfield Metro Franconia–Springfield station Lorton Park & Ride Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
372 Lorton – Alban Road Franconia–Springfield station Lorton Park & Ride Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
373 Lorton – Fullerton Road Franconia–Springfield station Laurel Crest Drive & Silverbrook Road Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
393 Saratoga – Mark Center – Pentagon Express Saratoga Park & Ride Pentagon station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Pentagon, PM Service to Saratoga

Express Route: $4.25 Fare

394 Saratoga – Pentagon Express Saratoga Shopping Center (Rolling Road) (AM Start)

Backlick North Park & Ride (PM End)

Pentagon station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Pentagon, PM Service to Backlick North

Express Route: $4.25 Fare

395 Gambrill – Pentagon Express Gambrill Park & Ride (AM Start)

Backlick North Park & Ride (PM End)

Pentagon station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Pentagon, PM Service to Backlick North

Express Route: $4.25 Fare

401 Backlick – Gallows Franconia–Springfield station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates Northbound trips only
402 Backlick – Gallows Franconia–Springfield station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates Southbound trips only
422 Boone Boulevard – Towers Crescent Tysons Corner Station (South Side) Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN This route operates on a loop
423 Park Run – Westpark Tysons Corner Station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates on a loop
424 Jones Branch Drive Tysons Corner Station (North Side) Spring Hill Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN This route operates on a loop
432 Old Courthouse – Beulah Spring Hill Station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN This route operates on a loop
461 Flint Hill – Tapawingo – Vienna Vienna Station (North Side) Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN This route operates on a loop
462 Dunn Loring – Navy Federal – Tysons Dunn Loring station Tysons Corner Station (South Side) Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
463 Maple Avenue – Tysons Vienna Station (North Side) Tysons Corner Station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
466 Vienna – Oakton Vienna Station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN AM Service operates on a counter–clockwise loop, PM Service operates on a clockwise loop
467 Dunn Loring – Vienna Community Center – Vienna Town Hall – Tysons Dunn Loring Tysons Corner Station (South Side) Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Service started on March 30, 2019
480 Wolf Trap Express West Falls Church station (North Side) Wolf Trap Filene Center This Route operates seasonally for Wolf Trap Filene Center events only Express Route: $5.00 Fare
494 Lorton – Springfield – Tysons Lorton VRE Station Westpark Drive & Jones Branch Drive Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
495 Burke Centre VRE – Tysons Burke Centre VRE Station Westpark Drive & Jones Branch Drive Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
505 Reston Town Center Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Reston Town Center Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
507 Sunset Hills – Sunrise Valley Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN This route operates on a loop
551 South Lakes Drive Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Herndon – Monroe Park & Ride Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
552 Reston North: North Shore – Lake Fairfax Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Lake Fairfax Drive & Baron Cameron Avenue Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
553 Reston South: Viking – Pinecrest Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Lawyers Road & Viking Drive Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
554 Reston North: Wiehle Avenue – Center Harbor Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Wiehle Avenue & Center Harbor Road Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
557 Reston South: Soapstone Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Reston South Park & Ride Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
558 Reston North: Center Harbor – Lake Fairfax Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
559 Reston South: Glade – Soapstone Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates on a loop
574 Reston – Tysons Reston Town Center Transit Station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
585 Reston South – Franklin Farm Wiehle – Reston East Station (South Side) Franklin Farm Road & Centreville Road Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN AM Service to Wiehle – Reston East Station, PM Service to Franklin Farm
599 Pentagon – Crystal City Express Reston North Park & Ride 23rd Street South & Crystal Drive (AM End)

Crystal City Station (PM Start)

Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Crystal City, PM Service to Reston

Express Route: $7.50 Fare

605 Fair Oaks – Reston Reston Town Center Transit Station Fair Oaks Mall Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
621 Penderbrook – Fairfax County Government Center Vienna Station (South Side) Fairfax Government Center Park & Ride Red XN Green tickY Red XN Red XN This route operates on a loop
622 Penderbrook – Fair Ridge Vienna Station (South Side) Fairfax Towne Center Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN This route operates on a loop
623 Fairfax County Government Center Vienna Station (South Side) Fairfax Government Center Park & Ride Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service operates on a counter–clockwise loop, PM Service operates on a clockwise loop
624 Stringfellow Road – Fair Lakes Vienna Station (South Side) Stringfellow Road Park & Ride Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Stringfellow Road, PM Service to Vienna Station
630 Centreville South Vienna Station (South Side) Centreville UMC Park & Ride Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
631 Little Rocky Run Vienna Station (South Side) Little Rocky Run (Braddock Road) Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Vienna Station, PM Service to Little Rocky Run
632 Westfields Boulevard – Walney Road Vienna Station (South Side) Park Meadow Drive & Newbrook Drive Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
634 Stringfellow Road – Fair Lakes Vienna Station (South Side) Stringfellow Road Park & Ride Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Vienna Station, PM Service to Stringfellow Road

This route operates via Interstate 66

640 Centreville North: Stone Road – Westfields Boulevard Vienna Station (South Side) Centreville (Stone Road) Park & Ride Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
641 Centreville South – United Methodist Church Park and Ride Vienna Station (South Side) Centreville UMC Park & Ride Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
642 Centreville North: Sully Station Vienna Station (South Side) Sully Station (Gov't Center) Park & Ride Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
644 Centreville (Stone Road) Park and Ride – Vienna Vienna Station (South Side) Centreville (Stone Road) Park & Ride Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Vienna Station, PM Service to Centreville (Stone Road) Park & Ride
650 Chantilly Vienna Station (South Side) Avion Parkway & Stonecroft Blvd Red XN Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
651 Chantilly – Brookfield Vienna Station (South Side) Lee Road & Lee Jackson Highway Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
652 Chantilly – Franklin Farm Vienna Station (South Side) Avion Parkway & Stonecroft Blvd Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
698 Vienna – Pentagon Vienna Station (South Side) Pentagon station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Pentagon, PM Service to Vienna Station

Service started on January 19, 2019

699 Government Center – Downtown D.C. Fairfax County Government Center Park & Ride Downtown, Washington D.C. Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Downtown, PM Service to Fairfax County Government Center

Express Route: $4.25 Fare

721 Chain Bridge Road – McLean McLean station (Weekday Peak Hours)

Tysons Corner Center (Weekday off-peak hours & Weekends)

Beverly Drive & Old McLean Village Drive Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
724 Lewinsville Road McLean station (Colshire Drive) Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
924 Herndon Parkway – Dranesville Road Wiehle – Reston East Station (South Side) Dranesville Road & Leesburg Pike Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Wiehle – Reston East Station, PM Service to Dranesville Road
926 Worldgate – Dranesville Road Wiehle – Reston East Station (South Side) Dranesville Road & Leesburg Pike Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Dranesville Road, PM Service to Wiehle – Reston East Station
927 Dulles Corner – McNair Farms Herndon – Monroe Park & Ride Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN AM Service operates on a counter–clockwise loop, PM Service operates on a clockwise loop
929 Centreville Road Wiehle – Reston East Station (South Side) Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
937 Coppermine – Elden Herndon – Monroe Park & Ride Herndon Harbor House Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
950 Herndon – Reston Reston Town Center Transit Station Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
951 Sunrise Valley Herndon – Monroe Park & Ride Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN This route operates via Sunrise Valley Drive
952 Sunset Hills Herndon – Monroe Park & Ride Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN This route operates via Sunset Hill Road
980 Herndon-Monroe – Wiehle-Reston East Herndon – Monroe Park & Ride Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Wiehle – Reston East, PM Service to Herndon – Monroe
981 Dulles Airport – Wiehle Washington Dulles International Airport Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Operates when Udvar Space Museum is closed [15]
983 Dulles Airport – Udvar-Hazy – Wiehle Udvar-Hazy Air & Space Museum Wiehle – Reston East Station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Operates when Udvar Space Museum is open (9:00 am –7:30 pm only) [15]
985 Dulles Corner – Wall Road Wall Road & Air and Space Museum Parkway Wiehle – Reston East Station (South Side) Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
RIBS1 Lake Anne – Hunters Woods Reston Town Center Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates on a clockwise loop
RIBS2 South Lakes Drive Reston Town Center Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
RIBS3 Hunters Woods – Lake Anne Reston Town Center Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY This route operates on a counter–clockwise loop
RIBS4 North Point Reston Town Center Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY
RIBS5 Herndon Reston Town Center Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY

Former routes[edit]

These routes have been served by Fairfax Connector at one point but have since been discontinued due to either low ridership, duplication of another route, simplification to other routes, or combined into another route. However some routes would be reincarnated into new routes for Fairfax Connector.

Former Fairfax Connector Routes
Route Name Termini (Western/Southern) Termini (Eastern/Northern) Weekday Peak Weekday Off-Peak Saturday Sunday Notes
5S Reston-Herndon West Falls Church station Discontinued in July 1999

This route was part of the Herndon-West Falls Church Line as a Metrobus route until it was transferred to the Fairfax Connector in 1994

102 Fort Hunt Huntington Station (North Side) Richmond Highway & Mount Vernon Memorial Highway Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Discontinued on September 26, 2004

AM Service to Huntington Station, PM Service to Mount Vernon

103 Belle View Discontinued on September 26, 2004
105 Richmond Highway Huntington Station (North Side) All routes Discontinued on September 26, 2004. Replaced by Route 171.
106 Richmond Highway Huntington Station (North Side)
107 Richmond Highway Huntington Station (North Side)
108 Telegraph Road Discontinued on September 26, 2004

Replaced by Route 301

109 (first use) Old Keene Mill – Franconia Road Huntington Station (North Side) Franconia–Springfield station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Discontinued on September 26, 2004

Route 109 is immediately reincarnated as the Rose Hill route.

110 Old Keene Mill – Franconia Road King Street – Old Town Station

Huntington Station (North Side) (Sundays Only)

Rolling Valley Park & Ride Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Discontinued on September 26, 2004
123 Franconia Road Huntington Station (North Side) Franconia–Springfield station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Discontinued on October 15, 2006.

Replaced by Route 310

151 (first use) Richmond Highway Circulator Huntington Station (South Side) Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Counter–clockwise loop. Discontinued on August 1, 2010.

Route 151 was immediately reincarnated as Engleside – Mount Vernon Route

152 (first use) Richmond Highway Circulator Huntington Station (South Side) Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Clockwise loop. Discontinued on August 1, 2010.

Route 152 was immediately reincarnated as Groveton – Mount Vernon Route

202 Beulah Street Discontinued on September 26, 2004
203 Kingstowne Village Franconia–Springfield station Van Dorn Street station Discontinued on September 26, 2004

Replaced by the Kingstowne Circulator (Routes 231, 232)

204 Springfield – Van Dorn Franconia–Springfield station Van Dorn Street station Discontinued on September 26, 2004

Replaced by the Greater Springfield Circulator (Routes 321, 322)

301 (first use) Hayfield – Kingstowne Franconia–Springfield station Leaf Road Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Discontinued on September 26, 2004

Route 301 is immediately reincarnated as the Telegraph Road route.

303 Island Creek Franconia–Springfield station Mount Air Drive & Telegraph Road Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Discontinued on June 28, 2009.
304 Saratoga Franconia–Springfield station Rolling Road & Northumberland Road Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Discontinued on January 14, 2013

Replaced by Route 333

307 Laurel Hill/Lorton Laurel Crest Drive & Silverbrook Road Sheffield Garden Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Discontinued on September 3, 2011.

Replaced by Route 333

311 Hayfield – Kingstowne Franconia–Springfield station Telegraph Road & Hayfield Road Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Discontinued on September 26, 2004
331 I-95 Circulator Franconia–Springfield station Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Counter–clockwise loop. Discontinued on September 3, 2011.

Replaced by the Newington – DLA Circulator (Routes 333, 334)

332 I-95 Circulator Franconia–Springfield station Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Clockwise loop. Discontinued on September 3, 2011.

Replaced by the Newington – DLA Circulator (Routes 333, 334)

333 (first use) Newington – DLA Circulator Franconia–Springfield station Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Counter–clockwise loop. Discontinued on October 15, 2012

Replaced by Route 334. Route was immediately reincarnated as the Patriot Ridge – Saratoga route.

333 (second use) Patriot Ridge – Saratoga Franconia–Springfield station Saratoga Park & Ride Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Discontinued on September 30, 2017

Replaced by Routes 340 and 341

334 (first use) Newington – DLA Circulator Franconia–Springfield station Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Clockwise loop. Became single circulator route 334 on October 15, 2012.
380 Franconia-Springfield – Pentagon Express Franconia–Springfield station Pentagon station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Discontinued on November 23, 2009

Route renamed as 380D.

380D Franconia-Springfield – Pentagon Express Detour Gambrill Park & Ride (AM Start)

Backlick North Park & Ride (PM End)

Pentagon station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Discontinued on September 6, 2011

Replaced by Route 395

383 Lorton Discontinued on September 26, 2004
384 Saratoga Discontinued on September 26, 2004

Replaced by Route 304

385 Newington Forest Discontinued on September 26, 2004
402 (first use) Vienna – Merrifield – Dunn Loring Vienna Station (South Side) Old Lee Highway & Hilltop Road Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Discontinued on June 28, 2009.

Route 402 is immediately reincarinated to the Backlick – Gallows route, as southbound only trips

403 Vienna – Merrifield – Dunn Loring Vienna Station (South Side) Old Lee Highway & Hilltop Road Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Discontinued on June 28, 2009.
425 Tysons – Jones Branch Drive Tysons Westpark Transit Station West Falls Church station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened
427 Tysons – Greensboro Drive Tysons Westpark Transit Station West Falls Church station (North Side) Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Operated via Greensboro Drive

Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened

493 Lorton – Tysons Express Lorton VRE Station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Discontinued in May 2015.
493F Lorton – Tysons Express Circulator Lorton VRE Station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
  • Full Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 493
493G Lorton – Tysons Express Circulator Lorton VRE Station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
  • Greensboro Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 493
493J Lorton – Tysons Express Circulator Lorton VRE Station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
  • Jones Branch Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 493
493M Lorton – Tysons Express Circulator Lorton VRE Station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
  • McLean Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 493
494F Springfield – Tysons Express Circulator Franconia–Springfield station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
  • Full Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 494
494G Springfield – Tysons Express Circulator Franconia–Springfield station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
  • Greensboro Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 494
494J Springfield – Tysons Express Circulator Franconia–Springfield station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
  • Jones Branch Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 494
494M Springfield – Tysons Express Circulator Franconia–Springfield station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
  • McLean Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 494
495F Burke VRE – Tysons Express Circulator Burke Centre VRE Station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN
  • Full Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 495
495G Burke VRE – Tysons Express Circulator Burke Centre VRE Station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
  • Greensboro Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 495
495J Burke VRE – Tysons Express Circulator Burke Centre VRE Station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
  • Jones Branch Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 495
495M Burke VRE – Tysons Express Circulator Burke Centre VRE Station Tysons Westpark Transit Station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN
  • McLean Circulation
  • Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened.
  • Replaced by Route 495
504 Tysons Corner – Reston Town Center Tysons Westpark Transit Station Reston Town Center Transit Station Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Discontinued on October 1, 2006
555 Sunset Hills Park & Ride – West Falls Church Sunset Hills Park & Ride West Falls Church station (North Side) Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Discontinued in July 2014 when the Metro Silver Line opened and the Sunset Hills Park & Ride closed
556 Reston Town Center Reston Town Center Transit Station West Falls Church station (North Side) Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to West Falls Church Station, PM Service to Reston Town Center Transit Station

Discontinued on June 28, 2009.

595 Pentagon Express Reston North Park & Ride Pentagon station Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Pentagon Station, PM Service to Reston via Pentagon City

Discontinued in July 2014. Replaced by Route 599

597 Crystal City Express Reston North Park & Ride Crystal City Station (AM End)

15th Street South & South Eads Street (PM Start)

Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Crystal City, PM Service to Reston

Discontinued in July 2014. Replaced by Route 599

734 McLean – West Falls Church McLean station West Falls Church station (South Side) Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN Discontinued in June 2016
904 Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride Tysons Corner
  • Discontinued in December 2001.
  • Replaced by Route 574 between Reston Town Center & Tysons Corner and by Route 950 between Herndon-Monroe & West Falls Church station
  • In July 2014, 574 was truncated to Spring Hill station and the 950 was truncated to Wiehle-Reston East station
905 Reston Town Center West Falls Church station (North Side)
  • Discontinued in December 2001.
  • Replaced by Route 505
  • 505 was truncated to Wiehle-Reston East station in July 2014
922 Herndon Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride Sterling Blvd. & Centreville Road Green tickY Green tickY Red XN Red XN Discontinued on June 28, 2009.
928 Herndon Parkway – Elden Herndon-Monroe Park & Ride Dranesville Road & Herndon Parkway Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service operates on a counter–clockwise loop, PM Service operates on a clockwise loop.

Discontinued in May 2015

989 Pentagon – Crystal City Reston East Park & Ride (Wiehle Avenue) 23rd Street South & Crystal Drive (AM End)

Crystal City Station (PM Start)

Green tickY Red XN Red XN Red XN AM Service to Crystal City, PM Service to Reston East & Wiehle Avenue

Discontinued on October 1, 2006. Route splits into routes 595, and 597.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d "Fairfax County Transit Development Plan Fiscal Year 2016 – Fiscal Year 2022" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  3. ^ a b c "Fairfax Connector Facts at a Glance". Archived from the original on 2015-09-01. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  4. ^ "Transit Ridership Report Second Quarter 2016" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association. August 22, 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-14 – via http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/ridershipreport.aspx.
  5. ^ "Transit Ridership Report Fourth Quarter 2015" (pdf). American Public Transportation Association. March 2, 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-19 – via http://www.apta.com/resources/statistics/Pages/ridershipreport.aspx.
  6. ^ "Fairfax Connector Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)". Fairfax County, Virginia. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
  7. ^ "Fairfax County to sign $200M Connector bus service contract". Retrieved 2018-10-22.
  8. ^ Fairfax County to sign $200M Connector bus service contract Washington Examiner March 30, 2009
  9. ^ Transdev wins Fairfax bus contract Metro Report International May 16, 2019
  10. ^ "Fares and Policies: Connector". Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  11. ^ "Smartrip Technology On Fairfax Connector Buses". Fairfax County Government. May 2, 2007. Archived from the original on 2013-12-30. Retrieved December 13, 2010.
  12. ^ "Bus crash shuts down section of Florida Avenue in Fairfax County". Retrieved 29 August 2019.
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