It was a pleasure seeing so many of you at our Braddock District Open House last week and hearing your thoughts on a variety of issues affecting our community. A number of folks raised concerns regarding public transportation and today I'm writing to let you know about opportunities to provide your input regarding bus service in the Braddock District. 
See below for information on tonight's community meeting to discuss proposed service enhancements for the Fairfax Connector bus system and WMATA's upcoming Northern Virginia budget public hearing, which is an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed elimination of the 29W and 3A bus lines. Please consider joining fellow bus riders and community members as they provide input during the community meeting. If you're unable to attend in person, use the resources below to find alternative ways to submit your comments.
Public Input Sought on Fairfax Connector May 2020 Service Changes
Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a community input meeting on  Fairfax Connector  proposed service changes that aims to enhance service for riders. The meeting will take place tonight at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at Eagle View Elementary School, 4500 Dixie Hill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend and comment on proposed changes.
Proposed Changes are as follows:
New express Route 697   providing service between  Stringfellow Park and Ride  and D St., SW near  L'Enfant Plaza . This route will feature ten morning trips to downtown D.C. and ten afternoon trips to the   Stringfellow Park and Ride.
Adding two morning trips and two afternoon trips on   Route 699   with an adjustment on departure times to better align with rider demand.

Additional ways to submit your comments:

Public comments will be accepted by FCDOT until  Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 5 p.m.
WMATA Notice of Public Hearing
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is considering its 2021 Budget which proposes changes to Metro fares and services. Many Braddock constituents have reached out to me about the proposed elimination of the 29W and 3A bus lines. Metro needs to hear from riders if we want to keep those bus lines active.
You can submit your comments using  this form  which allows you to type a message or upload a file. The comment period will be open until March 2nd, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
Additionally, WMATA will be holding three public hearings in Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland where you can speak to Metro staff about their proposals. I will be attending the Virginia hearing. Here are the details:
WMATA Virginia Public Hearing:

Monday, February 24th, 2020
6:00 p.m. Open House
6:30 p.m. Public Hearing
Hilton Arlington
950 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203
I’ll continue to advocate for keeping vital bus service available to the constituents of Braddock District. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, feel free to contact my office by emailing .