Loudoun-Tysons express bus to launch
Getting to Tysons Corner just got a little easier for Loudoun County residents: An express bus service between Loudoun and Tysons will launch on June 21. The ride from Leesburg along the Dulles Greenway and the Dulles Airport Access Road to the first stop in Tysons is expected to run about 45 minutes.
The Tysons Express-Loudon service is meant to lure motorists off the roads during construction of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport and the Capital Beltway's high occupancy toll lanes project. Both projects meet in Tysons.
"With transportation construction hitting an all-time high this summer and fall in and around Tysons Corner, it's important for commuters to know that there are alternatives to driving in heavy traffic," said HOT Lanes project spokesman Steve Titunik. Details on the bus service include:
- Seven morning and seven evening trips each weekday between Loudoun and Tysons Corner
- Morning pick-ups begin at the Leesburg park and ride lot off Sycolin Road at 5:39 a.m. and the last bus leaves the Broadlands South park and ride lots at 8:36 a.m.
- Evening pick-ups at 18 stops in Tysons, including major employment sites, occur between 3:30 and 6:51 p.m.
- Fare is $3 one-way with a SmarTrip card or $3.50 one-way for cash.
The service complements the Tysons Express-Woodbridge route, which picks up travelers at the Virginia Railway Express station in Woodbridge and at the Interstate 95 and Route 123 commuter lot. A lunchtime shuttle, the Tysons Connector, ferries those who come to Tysons without their cars to food and errands.
For more information, including a bus schedule, visit www.GoTysons.org.
--Kafia A. Hosh
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