Now you can monitor the traffic moving through Tysons Corner—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Live maps show you what’s happening on our major roadways, allowing you to better plan your commute. Check traffic cams
Commuters can ride a new express commuter bus – equipped with WiFi – that travels from Woodbridge to Tysons Corner. The service is sponsored by Virginia Megaprojects to help commuters during construction of the I-495 Capital Beltway HOT Lanes and Metrorail to Dulles. The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission’s (PRTC’s) OmniRide express buses make four morning trips from Woodbridge to Tysons Corner and four return evening trips. The fares for the first six months of service will be half price: $2.40 one-way for riders paying with a SmarTrip® card, or $3 for riders paying cash. Buses will depart the Woodbridge VRE Station between 6:10 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., with one stop at the I-95/Route 123 commuter lot. Buses will travel the I-95 HOV lanes and the beltway to Tysons Corner. Evening buses will leave Tysons Corner between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. http://www.prtctransit.org/
Beginning November 23, 2009, getting around Tysons Corner on your lunch break will be a lot easier, thanks to a new lunchtime shuttle named “Tysons Connector.” This new FREE service features two midday shuttle routes operating at 10-minute intervals in central Tysons Corner. The two routes will operate weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. to and from Tysons Corner Center, Tysons Galleria, and the major employers located nearby. Employees, shoppers, residents, and visitors to Tysons Corner are encouraged to park their cars and ride the shuttle for free. The lunchtime shuttle routes are being implemented as a part of the Dulles Rail Transportation Management Plan (TMP) which offers transportation options to employers and commuters during construction of Dulles Rail. The Tysons Connector will be funded by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority’s Dulles Corridor Metrorail Rail Project TMP and will be operated by Fairfax County with 32-foot Fairfax Connector buses. It is part of the first of three phases of enhanced transit in Tysons Corner, accompanying the construction and operation Dulles Rail. http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/routes/tysonsconnector.htm
Yes Tysons, there IS bus service in Tysons Corner. Commuters from all over the region can access Tysons by Metrobus or by the Fairfax Connector. For scheduling information visit www.wmata.com and the Fairfax Connector www.fairfaxconnector.com.
Reduce stress and save on gasoline. Starting or joining a carpool or vanpool is easy. The Commuter Connections network of local commuter assistance programs can find a carpool or vanpool for you. Call Fairfax County RideSources, 703-877-5900 or Commuter Connections, 1-800-745-RIDE or visit, www.commuterconnections.org
The Virginia Vanpool Assistance Program, sponsored by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, provides temporary funding for vanpools having trouble filling all of their seats. For info, visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/vanassist.htm or call the Fairfax RideSources (703) 877-5900.
The Tysons West Park Transit Station is located at the corner of Jones Branch Drive and Spring Hill Road. The Transit Station is designed to provide commuters with a central point to access bus transit services and for car and vanpool formation and/or termination. Access to the Transit Station is provided from Jones Branch Drive, just east of Spring Hill Road where a traffic signal controls ingress and egress to the facility. In addition to 10 bus bays, the Transit Station has a kiss and ride area with 34 spaces to enable individuals to be dropped off or picked up. Parking regulations permit a vehicle to remain in this area for up to 30 minutes, however, long-term parking is not provide and parking restrictions are enforced.
If it is feasible, walking or bicycling is a healthy, quiet, clean, economical, and fun way to get to work. Thousands of DC area employees bike to work every day. Visit www.mwcog.org/commuter2/commuter/bicycling for tips and information.
Teleworking involves performing your job remotely, usually from home or from a telework center or satellite office. If your company has a telecommuting program consider participating or urge your company to start one. For more information on how you and your company can benefit from telework, call 1-866-469-1010 or visit www.teleworkva.org.