Zipcar is a service that allows its members to drive cars by the hour or day; gas and insurance included. With Zipcar’s new Join and Drive you can download the Zip car app, join, and begin driving in minutes. Tysons Corner Center now offers two Zipcar vehicles onsite. One car is located in the VITA Apartments garage and the other in Garage E off Tysons One Place. Visit www.zipcar.com to get started.
News & Updates
In honor of Try Transit Week, Access Tysons will also be out on the pedestrian bridge (located between Metro and VITA apartments) this Wednesday from 8am to 9am with breakfast and coffee for our transit riders. Be one of the first 25 people to stop by and get a FREE $50 SmarTrip Card. We will also be hosting a prize drawing for a $100 Gift Card. We want to thank you all for riding transit. Stop by and say hello!
On June 7th, The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission approved a proposal for Bus Rapid Transit Service on Route 7 from Tysons to Alexandria. This service will run between Spring Hill Metro station and the Mark Center in Alexandria. The system is estimated to attract 8,600 new transit riders per day and cut commute time for riders in half.
Cirque du Soleil is coming to Tysons from July 21 – August 21. The show will be staged at the Lerner Town Center just across the pedestrian bridge from Tysons Corner Center. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience, perfect for the whole family. Tickets start at $39 and are on sale now. https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/
Tysons Corner Center’s Summerfest Concert Series is here. Experience live music every week on the outdoor Plaza at Tysons Corner Center. Don’t miss The Legwarmers on July 2nd. Also coming up this summer, Shawn Hook, Delta Spur, Magic! and more! And stay tuned for the secret top-100 billboard artist scheduled to close out the summer! To learn more visit http://www.tysonscornercenter.com/events/2016ConcertSeries.
Capital Bikshare is coming to Tysons this fall. Capital Bikshare will be opening 14 locations throughout Tysons, including right here at Tysons Corner Center. Capital Bikeshare is a bike sharing system where you can rent a bike at any of their over 350 locations in Washington DC, Montgomery Co., Arlington, Alexandria, Reston, or Tysons, VA and return it to any other location you choose. You can can join the program for a day, 3 days, a month, or a year! Capital Bikeshare is a great way to run errands, go shopping or explore the city-or use it as part of your daily commute! To check out map locations visit http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news2/bikeshare-locations-selected-in-tysons-and-reston/.
SmartBenefits is a program provided by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) that allows employers to transfer funds directly onto a SmarTrip Card each month for their individual employees. This can be done as a direct employee benefit or through pre-tax funds that can then be used on bus, rail, vanpools, or commuter parking. This saves not only the employee but the employer money by saving tax dollars they would otherwise be paying on those funds.
To learn more about getting started or applying for SmartBenefits visit http://www.wmata.com/business/employer_fare_program/ or contact Access Tysons, and we can help you get started!
As many of you know, Metro is underway with their SafeTrack plan to improve safety and reliability on the Metro system. This plan, which includes 15 Safety Surges over the course of a year, will include temporary shut downs of sections of the Metrorail system, single tracking between certain stations, changes in metro hours and more.
We understand that Metro’s maintenance efforts may affect many of you directly, and we are here to help. We will provide information and updates on Metro’s SafeTrack work throughout the project. In addition, we urge you to visit www.wmata.com and sign up for MetroAlerts for up to date information about the SafeTrack project and how it may affect your travel.
Please feel free to contact Access Tysons for any assistance you may need during this time.
Please note the SafeTrack Work Plan provided by Metro. The Plan notes Safety Surges that will commence as early as June 4th and will affect the Orange, Silver and Blue lines throughout the month of June.
Please visit www.wmata.com and consider signing up for MetroAlerts to stay informed of changes in service throughout the SafeTrack project.
If you would like assistance finding an alternative commute, please email us at email@example.com, and we would be happy to work with you one on one.
Stay tuned for more information from Access Tysons as we continue to keep you updated.