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Until Metro Arrives, Free Tysons Shuttle Aims To Ease Congestion

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In an effort to decrease traffic congestion, the new Tysons Connector shuttle will run every ten minutes from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays.
Jonathan Wilson
In an effort to decrease traffic congestion, the new Tysons Connector shuttle will run every ten minutes from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays.

By Jonathan Wilson

People who work or shop in Tysons Corner, Virginia now have a new way to navigate its frequently congested roadways, and its free.

The first Tysons Connector bus pulled away from the bus stop outside Nordstrom Department store at 10 o'clock Monday morning. The service will run every ten minutes, from 10 to 2:30 pm on weekdays.

Ellen Kamilakis with the Fairfax County Department of Transportation says one goal is to keep local roads from getting more congested as Tysons copes with the construction of new Metrorail service here.

"Especially when the major construction starts, we would rather people be on a Tysons Connector bus rather than trying to traverse the streets when they're like this," says Kamilakis.

Tysons Connector will have two routes, and 21 stops, including the two major shopping malls.

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