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Fairfax Connector Implements Changes on Ten Routes

From Fairfax County Department of Transportation:

Effective Saturday, January 14, 2012, Fairfax Connector will modify 10 routes to better serve passenger needs and improve the on-time performance of existing routes. The affected routes include: 101, 171, 304, 305, 306, 333, 334, 335, 623 and 652.

Following is a summary of the changes:

Routes 101 and 171

•               Minor adjustment of departure times to improve on-time performance.

Route 304

•               Schedule adjustments to improve on-time performance.

Route 305

Troopers Protect You All Year, Keep Them Safe

From the Virginia State Police:

FAIRFAX CO., Va. – As more motorists take to the highways for the holidays, Virginia State Police will maximize its efforts during the Christmas and New Year’s weekends with increased enforcement to ensure those individuals make it to their destinations safely. In turn, Virginia State Police reminds all drivers to keep troopers safe by obeying the posted speed limits, paying attention to the road and complying with Virginia’s “Move Over” law.

Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Driving

From Fairfax County:

The winter storm last Jan. 26, left many residents in the region stuck in traffic and stranded in their vehicles for up to 12 hours. This winter, don’t be caught unprepared!

Keep an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle. FEMA recommends including the following items:
• Shovel.
• Water.
• Flashlight.
• Battery (or hand-crank) radio.
• Snack food.
• Matches.
• Extra clothing.
• First-aid kit.
• Blankets.
• Emergency flares.
• Booster cables.

Fairfax Connector Bus Holiday Schedules

Fairfax Connector Bus Holiday Schedules

Make sure you check the Fairfax County Connector bus schedule for any changes during the holidays.

Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for December 20

From MWAA:

The Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee (DCAC) will meet on Tuesday, December 20, at 1:00 p.m. at the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Office in the 1st Floor Conference Room, located at 1593 Spring Hill Road in Vienna, VA  22182. This meeting is open to the public.

The DCAC is an eight-member committee that advises the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on issues related to the management, improvement and expansion of the Dulles Corridor, as well as future changes to toll rates on the Dulles Toll Road to fund roadway improvements and the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

Traffic Signals Ready for Holiday Shoppers in Northern Virginia

Traffic Signals Ready for Holiday Shoppers in Northern Virginia

From VDOT News:

FREDERICKSBURG—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will activate its annual holiday traffic signal timing pattern to help motorists travel around 16 major shopping centers in Northern Virginia from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

Holiday signal timing in Northern Virginia has been in place for more than a decade to accommodate a seasonal influx of vehicles near shopping areas. The temporary pattern is created using time- and intersection-specific traffic data from previous years.

VDOT adjusts the signal timing at more than 200 intersections in Northern Virginia. Engineers will also use traffic cameras to monitor conditions around especially congested areas such as Tysons Corner and make adjustments to help keep traffic moving.