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More than one bus option available for Tysons Corner commuters

The story on the new express bus service in Fairfax that will offer another option for commuters who work in Tysons Corner neglected to point out that there is another bus service Virginia Railway Express riders can use: OmniRide.

Here are the details of that service, provided by Christine Rodrigo with the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission:

OmniRide’s Tysons Express is a commuter bus service operated by the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) since November 2009.  The buses serve two stops in the Woodbridge area (the Woodbridge VRE station and the commuter lot at I-95/Route 123) before making their way along I-95 and the new Express lanes on I-495.  The bus serves 17 stops in Tysons including the West Park Transit Center where passengers can connect with a shuttle that serves the eastern side of Tysons.  There are 4 trips from Woodbridge to Tysons in the morning and 5 return trips in the afternoons.

OmniRide’s Tysons Express offers free Wi-Fi  and the fare is just $2.65 for those who use a SmarTrip card or $3.30 for those paying with cash.  Those who have a VRE monthly pass and board the PRTC bus at a VRE station ride for free.  When using the bus to travel to the VRE station, those with a monthly VRE pass must pay the regular Tysons Express fare.

Here are links to online maps and timetables for morning service and afternoon service.


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