Metro Silver Line to bring changes to buses as well

With the first part of Metro’s Silver Line set to open later this year, there will also be big changes for Metro buses.

Fairfax County will hold a series of meetings beginning Monday night asking for feedback on a revised plan for new bus schedules and routes once trains begin running from Wiehle-Reston East to East Falls Church.

The changes include the addition of a single Fairfax Connector route from Reston to the Pentagon and Crystal City to replace two routes that are set to be shut down, as well as the rerouting of some new buses.

The service changes impact the Tysons, Mclean, Vienna, Reston and Herndon areas as well as the Dulles corridor.

The first phase of the Silver Line is scheduled to open at the end of 2013.

Here are the meeting dates and places:
• Reston Service Discussion
Monday, April 15: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Reston Community Center Hunters Woods
2310 Colts Neck Rd., Reston
Transit: Fairfax Connector routes 551, RIBS 1, RIBS 2 and RIBS 3
• Herndon Service Discussion
Wednesday, April 17: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Herndon Town Council Chambers
765 Lynn St., Herndon
Transit: Fairfax Connector routes 950 and RIBS 5
• Ask Fairfax! online discussion Thursday, April 18: 2 p.m. Submit questions here.
• Reston Service Discussion
Thursday, April 18: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Reston Community Center Lake Anne
JoAnn Rose Library
1609A Washington Plaza, Reston
Transit: Fairfax Connector routes 552, 574, RIBS 1 and RIBS 3
• Vienna Service Discussion
Monday, April 22: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Westbriar Elementary School
1741 Pine Valley Drive, Vienna
• (McLean Service Discussion)
Tuesday, April 23: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
McLean High School
1633 Davidson Rd., McLean
• Tysons Service Discussion
Wednesday, April 24: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church
Transit: Metrobus 28A and 28T