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Reduced Service on Fairfax Connector

For a second day, the county bus service in southern Fairfax is sharply reduced because of a strike. Here are the basics:

-- Hourly service will operate on Routes 101, 151, 152, 171, 310, 321, 322 and 401.
-- No service on Routes 161, 162, 231, 232, 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 331, 332, 380 and VRE EZ Bus North and South.

See Post story by Eric Weiss.

By Robert Thomson  |  September 16, 2008; 7:51 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories , transit  
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Yesterday, I arrived at the Van Dorn metro station via train at 3:11 pm. The 322 Connector bus was scheduled to arrive at 4:24 pm (according to the Sunday schedule).

I waited until 4:45 pm. During that time, no Connector buses arrived, much less the 322.

One of my fellow riders called the Connector number. She was told that they did not have communications with the drivers, that there was no record of the 322 being late, and that she should call back if the 5:24 bus did not show up.

Needless to say, she, and one other rider, began their walk from the station to their destination.

I ended up taking a cab.

Posted by: Alexandria | September 16, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse


Yesterday, I arrived at the Van Dorn metro station via train at 4:11 pm. The 322 Connector bus was scheduled to arrive at 4:24 pm (according to the Sunday schedule).

I waited until 4:45 pm. During that time, no Connector buses arrived, much less the 322.

One of my fellow riders called the Connector number. She was told that they did not have communications with the drivers, that there was no record of the 322 being late, and that she should call back if the 5:24 bus did not show up.

Needless to say, she, and one other rider, began their walk from the station to their destination.

I ended up taking a cab.

Posted by: Alexandria Repost | September 16, 2008 12:51 PM | Report abuse

This is a ridiculous situation. While I agree the drivers should be able to unionize, the county has a contract with Veolia transportation not the drivers. It is the responsibility of Veolia to make good on the contract it signed and provide service or the county should void that contract and contract out to the same company that operates the connector in the north county section.

Posted by: Fairfax Bus Rider | September 18, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

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