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Bus Services

CUE: The City-University-Energysaver (CUE) Bus System is owned and operated by the City of Fairfax in conjunction with George Mason University (GMU) which provides an annual operating subsidy. CUE provides low cost transit service within the City and to and from the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail station and GMU Fairfax campus. Fare is 50¢. GMU students, staff and faculty with valid ID pay 25¢. Children ages 3 and younger ride free. Elementary, intermediate and high school students, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities with a valid ID ride for 25¢. CUE buses operate seven days a week. Call 703-385-7859 or e-mail transportation@fairfaxva.gov.

FASTRAN: FASTRAN transports, via bus or cab, residents of Fairfax County and the Cities of Fairfax and Falls Church who are elderly or have a disability. All FASTRAN riders must be certified by one of a group of sponsoring agencies. For information on these agencies, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-222-9764 or TTY 703-324-4495. FASTRAN primarily transports clients of human service agencies who cannot drive, find a ride, use Metro or Connector buses, or afford taxi fares to reach needed services. Call the appropriate agency to be certified before scheduling a FASTRAN trip.

Fairfax Connector: Fairfax Connector offers bus service to all areas of Fairfax County. Schedules and maps can be found on the Web at www.fairfaxconnector.com. Exact cash fare, Metrorail-to-Bus Valid Transfers, Metrobus flash passes, Metrobus tokens and Metrobus commuter tickets may be used on all Fairfax Connector routes. The base fare is $1 and the express bus fare is $3. The senior/disabled fare; with a valid disabled ID, MetroAccess photo ID or a Medicare Card; is 50 cents, express $1. Up to two children, ages 4 years or younger, ride free with each paying passenger. Additional information and questions can be answered at the Connector Information Center, 703-339-7200 or TTY 703-339-1608.

Metrobus: Metrobus operates many bus routes in Fairfax County in areas such as Centreville, Chantilly, Fair Oaks, Burke, Annandale, Baileys Crossroads, Seven Corners, Tysons Corner, Alexandria, Fort Belvoir and Springfield. Almost all Metrobus routes connect with Metrorail stations. The bus fare is $1.25, and the express route fare is $3, and the senior/disabled fare is 60 cents. Daily parking fees must be paid for using a SmarTrip card only. For more information about Metrobus routes or Metrorail lines, schedules, fares, and parking fees, call Metro at 202-637-7000 or TTY 202-638-3780.

Metrorail: Metrorail's regular base fee is $1.35, and the maximum regular fee is $3.90. The fare for senior riders or riders with disabilities is half the regular fare.

CARPOOLING

RideSources: The RideSources Program is operated by the Fairfax County Department of Transportation. The RideSources program provides commuters with free ridesharing information, including assistance to form or join carpools or vanpools. Commuters can call or mail in a RideSources application to be entered into a regional database which will match them with people with similar work schedules and travel patterns. The Department of Transportation recommends that commuters who wish to use the program meet potential carpool members before starting to commute together.

For more information and assistance in setting up transportation programs at employment sites, call the Employer Services Specialist at 703-324-1100, or visit the Employer Services Program Web site at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/comm/trans/employer.htm.

The phone number at RideSources for additional information is 703-324-1111.