Fairfax Connector

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Fairfax Connector or "The Connector" is the bus service provided by Fairfax County, Virginia. It is operated under contract by MV Transportation Inc[1]. It began operations in 1985.

Divisions

  • Huntington - 8101 Cinder Bed Road, Lorton, VA 22079
  • Reston-Herndon - 268 Spring Street, Herndon, VA 20170
  • West Ox - 4970 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22035

Bus roster

Active

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
7701-7737 2011 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
7738-7753 2012 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
7755-7758 2012 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
7759-7777 2013 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
7778-7794 Fairfax Connector 7791-a.jpg 2014 NFI XD35 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
7795-7799 2015 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9
7800-7811 2015 NFI XD35 Cummins ISL9
7816-7825 2018 NFI XD35 Cummins L9
7826-7829 2019 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 Units have BRT styling
7918-7927 2002 OBI Orion V
(05.505)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R
9600-9613 Fairfax Connector 9612-a.jpg 2009 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL Allison B400R
9614-9644 2010 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL Allison B400R
9645-9675 2011 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Began assembly in May 2011.
9676-9690 2012 NFI XD35 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
9700-9751 Fairfax Connector 9751-a.jpg 2007 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL Allison B400R
9754-9769 Fairfax Connector 9761-a.jpg 2007 NFI D35LFR Cummins ISL Allison B400R
9770-9795 Fairfax Connector 9772-a.jpg 2008 OBI Orion VII NG
(07.503)
Cummins ISL Allison B400R

On Order

Fleet
number(s)
Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(4 buses) 2018 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 TBD Alongside the order of XD35 buses includes options to purchase up to 500 buses.[2]

Retired

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
7700-7732 1985 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison MT-647 Originally had Detroit Diesel 6V71N's & Allison MT-644's.
7733-7739 1988 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
7740-7744 1989 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748
7745-7754 1990 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748
7755-7761 1991 OBI Orion I
(01.507)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748
7762-7781 Fairfax Connector 7767-a.JPG 1998 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
7782-7799 Fairfax Connector 7784-a.JPG 2000 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
7800-7809 1988 OBI Orion I
(01.502)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748 Originally had Detroit Diesel 6V71N's & Allison MT-647's.
7810-7854 Fairfax Connector 7821-a.jpg 1994 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison V731
  • 7832 was preserved by the DMV Mass Transit Museum until August 2017.
  • 7849 is preserved by Commonwealth Coach & Trolley of Roanoke, VA.
  • 7842 bought by Pioneer Express in Portland, OR in July 2013 (through auction). It was listed on Craigslist in Grants Pass, OR in July 2017.[3]
7855-7869 Fairfax Connector 7855-a.jpg 1999 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
7870-7890 2000 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
7891-7898 2002 OBI Orion V
(05.504)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Allison B400R 7893 and 7896-7898 sold to Transurbano.
7903-7912 1998 OBI Orion V
(05.505)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
7913-7917 Fairfax Connector 7913-a.jpg 1999 OBI Orion V
(05.505)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R 7917 is preserved by the DMV Mass Transit Museum.
7928-7930 2003 Ford/Champion E-450/Challenger
7931-7940 2006 International/ElDorado 3200/Aero Elite International DT466 Allison 2200
7941L-7952L 1988-1989 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 Leased, Ex-LACMTA.
7953L 1989 TMC RTS-06
(T70-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Leased, Ex-MITS.
8033-8036 1997 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Leased

References

  1. Fairfax Connector Facts at a Glance, fairfaxcounty.gov, retrieved 01-11-2010
  2. County of Fairfax Awards Contract for up to 500 Clean Diesel Buses to New Flyer, New Flyer Industries. Dated September 18, 2017, retrieved on October 23, 2017.
  3. redding.craigslist.org

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