3P Bus Line Will Be Reinstated in F.C.

According to discussions at the Falls Church City Council work session Monday night, the Metro Bus Line 3P that was discontinued in 2016 in its run through the center of the City of Falls Church to the East Falls Church Metro station will be restored. The funding for the restoration will come from the recently-constituted tolls extracted from commuters using I-66 during rush hours. The abrupt termination of the 3P route was protested by a half dozen City residents who’d relied on the service at a June 2016 meeting of the F.C. City Council where leaders of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) were present.

Meanwhile, it was announced by WMATA this week that service at a number of regional Metro Rail stations would be terminated for numbers of months, beginning with six stations south of Reagan National Airport, and to include the East and West Falls Church stations in the 2020-2021 time frame.