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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Loudoun Commuter Bus Service to Resume July 13 at Reduced Service Level

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Loudoun County Transit will resume Commuter Bus Service from Loudoun County to stops in and around Washington, D.C. on Monday, July 13, 2020. This follows Loudoun County’s move into Phase Three of the “Forward Virginia” reopening plan, which gradually eases restrictions meant to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Commuter Bus routes and schedules are new and provide reduced service as follows:

  • Route 481: Nine trips in the morning from Loudoun County to Washington, D.C.
  • Route 482: Nine trips in the morning from Loudoun County to Rosslyn, the Pentagon and Crystal City.
  • Route 881: Nine trips in the afternoon from Washington, D.C. to Loudoun County.
  • Route 882: Nine trips in the afternoon from Crystal City, the Pentagon and Rosslyn to Loudoun County. 
  • All routes provide service to and from the Leesburg Park and Ride on Sycolin Road and the Dulles North Transit Center.
  • There will be no service to the Navy Yard Metrorail Station, the Waterfront Metrorail Station, H Street and 9th Street.
  • Routes will depart every 15 to 30 minutes.

Loudoun County Transit has made service changes following the guidance of local, state and national health authorities to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure on its buses. These changes include face coverings and physical distancing requirements and more frequent bus cleanings. To allow for physical distancing on buses, seating capacity has been reduced to 50%. Commuter Bus Service passengers should be prepared to:

  • Wear a face covering on the bus and while waiting at bus stops.
  • When seated, remain six feet from other passengers who are not in their household. 
  • Ride for free through August 31, 2020.
To further reduce the risk of exposure, Loudoun County Transit recommends that bus riders follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, such as avoiding close contact with people who are sick, staying home when you are sick, avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth, and properly washing your hands frequently.

Over the coming weeks, Loudoun County Transit will continue to monitor ridership and services for possible additional changes. Stay informed of any changes to bus service and access bus schedules at loudoun.gov/buschanges.

Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.

  • Visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus for more information about how to protect yourself and your family and to sign up for email and text updates on COVID-19.
  • Opt in to receive text messages:
    • English: Text LCCOVID19 to 888777
    • Spanish: Text LCCOVIDESP to 88877

Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an email

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