Monday, February 4, 2013
Dulles Rail Project and Fairfax Dept. of Transportation officials will answer residents' question about the Metro Silver Line and proposed bus services to it.
If you have any questions about the Dulles silver line rail project or related bus services in the area, you have a chance to get answers Tuesday. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, Nick Perfili, Dulles Rail Project Planner, and Christy Wegener, Fairfax Connector’s Manager of Operations, Planning and Customer Service with the county’s Department of Transportation, will host an online chat. You can submit questions in advance here. A transcript will be available after the chat. For the latest on Metro's plans throughout the region, see 'Metro Momentum Offers Expansive Plans for System's Future.' Keep up with transportation developments and more with the McLean Patch email newsletter!
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Online Department of Transportation survey seeks resident input on transportation options
Residents have two more days to weigh in on the future of transportation in Fairfax County. The 2050 Countywide Transit Network Study, launched last month by the department of transportation to determine how public transit system expansion plans can best meet the county’s goals for long-term economic growth, will close to the public Aug. 10. "An objective of the study is to develop an inter-connected rapid transit system network that gets people where they need to go that connects with transit in Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun and Prince William [counties]," said Tom Burke, a senior transportation planner in the county’s DOT, at a public meeting in Fairfax last month. The 25-question online survey asks questions ranging from what makes …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
With third straight year of zero funding for program, cyclists say some transportation improvements are threatened; county to look toward Arlington for model
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors formally adopted a $6.7 billion budget Tuesday morning, a spending plan which put aside more money for human services, schools and employee pay but, for the third consecutive year, not bicycle programs. Although the county funds a full-time bicycle coordinator in its transportation department, the bicycle program has gone without funding since fiscal year 2011, according to Fairfax County staff reports provided to supervisors this year. The county's formal bike program was launched in 2006 as the Comprehensive Bicycle Initiative. Early projects included developing the county's first bike route map, retrofitting connector buses, and adding bike racks to county park and ride lots. The program received…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Fairfax proposes subway station names
McLean started as a trolley stop on the The Great Falls and Old Dominion Railroad in 1910. Now the Fairfax County Department of Transportation has suggested McLean as the name of the first of five subway stations on the Metrorail Silver Line now under construction through McLean and Tysons Corner. The first phase of the 23 miles of rail that will run eventually into Loudoun County will be completed in late 2013, with the Reston station (Wiehle-Reston East) serving as the end of the line until Phase 2 opens three years later. Now the question becomes can McLean residents get to the "McLean" station or the three stations in Tysons Corner by public transportation. McLean residents know we can't take a bus to the nearby West Falls Church …