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In Advance Of BRAC, Fairfax Co. Launches New Bus Route To Fort Belvoir

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As Northern Virginia braces for the commuting challenges expected from the transfer of thousands of jobs to Fort Belvoir, officials in Fairfax County are hoping a new bus route will ease some of the load.

Fairfax Connector route 335 goes from the Metro station at Franconia/Springfield to Fort Belvoir. Regular service will begin Sept. 6.

Thousands of people are expected to begin commuting to the site in September as a result of moves brought on by the military's Base Realignment and Closure process.

Officials will be taking a test ride on the bus route today, and they're hoping many military personnel and patients displaced by BRAC will take advantage of this transit option, according to Associated Press.

This route provides a direct link to Fort Belvoir from both Metro and VRE. Fairfax County officials are hoping the new routs will help alleviate the traffic gridlock expected because of BRAC.

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