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REGIONAL EXPRESS BUS SERVICES CELEBRATE MILLIONTH PASSENGER WITH FREE RIDES ON EARTH DAY, APRIL 22

ALEXANDRIA — Three regional express bus services developed in 2009 to help ease congestion during construction of the Virginia Megaprojects recently counted its one-millionth passenger and will mark the occasion by offering free rides on Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

The Tysons Express Wi-Fi equipped coach bus services from Prince William and Loudoun counties, along with Fairfax County’s connector bus system from the Reston area to the West Falls Church Metro Station have grown in commuter popularity by providing reasonably priced fares, and timely scheduling.

The bus services are supported through Virginia Megaprojects, a joint state partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, set-up to work with counties to help commuters travel as stress-free as possible during major construction work.  Bus services provide passengers a faster, toll-free commute on the I-495 Express Lanes, saving commuters wear and tear on their vehicles along with reducing their gas and toll expenses. By reducing the number of vehicles on the road, buses are also helping to reduce pollution.
    
The Prince William and Loudoun Tysons Express buses pick up commuters at park-and-ride locations in Prince William and Loudoun County in the morning traveling direct to the Tysons Corner area and returns riders back home in the afternoon. The Fairfax Connector Route 555 travels between the Sunset Hill park-and-ride lot and the West Falls Church Metro Station each morning and evening.

For more information on the Tysons Express buses, go to GetAroundVa.com.