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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Loudoun County Transit Announces Commuter Bus Service Adjustments Beginning August 2

News Flash August 2 Commuter Bus Service Changes

Loudoun County Transit will modify Commuter Bus Service beginning Monday, August 2, 2021. Due to changes in passenger demands, new Commuter Bus routes will be added to increase service at Dulles South (Stone Ridge II) and East Gate Park and Ride lots, and to add new service at Purcellville and Harmony Park and Ride lots. Schedules and stops for existing routes will also be modified. Details on the service adjustments are available online at loudoun.gov/buschanges and below: 

New Routes

  • New Commuter Bus routes stopping at the Dulles South (Stone Ridge II) and East Gate Park and Ride lots will be added as follows:
    • Route 284: two trips in the morning from Loudoun to the Pentagon.
    • Route 684: two trips in the afternoon from the Pentagon to Loudoun.
  • New Commuter Bus route stopping at Purcellville and Harmony Park and Ride Lots will be added as follows:
    • Route 483: one trip in the morning from Loudoun to Washington, D.C.
    • Route 883: one trip in the afternoon from Washington, D.C. to Loudoun

Route Changes

  • The Commuter Bus stop at 14th & F Streets NW has been eliminated and a new stop at F & 11 Streets NW (Penn Quarter area) has been added for the following existing routes:
    • Route 281: two trips in the morning from Loudoun to Washington, D.C. at newly scheduled times.
    • Route 481: five trips in the morning from Loudoun to Washington, D.C. at newly scheduled times.
    • Route 681: two trips in the afternoon from Washington, D.C. to Loudoun at newly scheduled times.
    • Route 881: five trips in the afternoon from Washington, D.C. to Loudoun at newly scheduled times.

Schedule Changes

  • Commuter Bus schedules for most existing morning and afternoon routes will change up to seven minutes. Riders are encouraged to review the August 2, 2021 Commuter Bus Schedule posted at loudoun.gov/buschanges to prepare for new arrival and departure times.

Loudoun County Transit has made operational changes following the guidance of local, state and national health authorities to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure on the system’s buses. Although the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) extended the face mask requirement for individuals across all transportation networks in the United States through September 13, 2021, Virginia lifted mandates for physical distancing on transit buses. For more information, visit loudoun.gov/covid19transit.

Over the coming weeks, Loudoun County Transit will continue to monitor ridership and services for possible additional changes. Details on service changes as well as current schedules may be found at loudoun.gov/buschanges.

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