Leesburg, Va. (August 13, 2014) – Loudoun County’s local bus service gets a new look beginning September 1, 2014.
On that day, MV Transportation, operating as a contractor to Loudoun County Transit, will begin providing local, fixed-route bus service throughout eastern Loudoun County and the Town of Leesburg. The new fleet of buses and bus stops will display the LC Transit logo.
The Town of Leesburg will continue to be served by three routes and the Safe-T-Ride, but all four routes have been modified significantly. Most existing bus stops will continue to be served and new service has been added to the Paxton Campus and the Village at Leesburg. Rather than one-way loop routes, the three regular Leesburg routes will form a “hub-and-spoke” system with all routes connecting at the Loudoun County Government Center in downtown Leesburg.
In addition, the Leesburg system will utilize the 7-to-7-on-7 route to serve some stops in Town, in order to eliminate duplicate routes. More information about the new local bus service, including an explanation of the changes and links to the new schedules, is online atwww.loudoun.gov/localbus.
Loudoun County Transit will also oversee paratransit service for people with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guarantees people with disabilities the same access to public transportation as people without disabilities. Many residents with disabilities can ride the local fixed-route buses.
People with disabilities who cannot use public transit because of their disability can use the ADA paratransit service. Users of the paratransit service must register and apply for the service ahead of time. More details and a link to the online application are available atwww.loudoun.gov/paratransit.