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Fairfax Connector Web Redesign

Put Nextbus in Fairfax connector buses

The Nextbus app allows users to see when the next bus is coming and is on Fairfax CUE buses and on Metro buses. I feel that if Nextbus was on Fairfax connector buses, then it would allow riders to better plan their commutes and eliminate long waits due to buses not bein on time or not knowing when the next bus will be at their specific stop

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Adopt and Implement the County Bicycle Master Plan

The hard work has been done in preparing this. All we need is the approval and commitment to implementation. Establish infrastructure that enables people to feel safe enough to use their bikes for those over 50% of trips that are within 3 miles of their home.

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Fairfax Connector Web Redesign

Schedules

Please update your schedules on line before the route begins it's change. There seems to be a lack of communication between what's really going on and the website.Also there has to be a way to list late buses. Make the driver call in if they are going to be more than ten minutes late and post a list of these routes.

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Use social media to advertise July 10 public meeting

Advertising the IdeaScale meeting information through Fairfax County's social media outlets can help distribute news about both the IdeaScale site and the July 10 public meeting to review the Proposed High Quality Transit Network Concept from 6 - 9 PM at the Fairfax County Government Center.

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Smart Trip card use on VRE

It would be nice if you could use your Smart Trip Card on the VRE. All the Bus systems and the Metro Rail accept this card and I think it would even be a good marketing idea for the VRE.As the VRE trains head toward DC,they stop at Metro Stations and other Bus transfer points.The easier you make it for people to use mass/public transportation,the more likely they will.I remember being on the very first VRE from Manassas ...more »

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Commuter Bus from Fairfax to Montgomery County

Would like to see a commuter bus similar to LC Transit for Loudoun County that transits between FFX County and Silver Spring CBD and FFX and MoCo Tech Corridor. Metro is not the best option for those of us commuting to these areas and offering a commuting bus would eliminate a lot of cars crossing the American Legion Bridge.

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Circumferential Mass Transit

Given the tremendous commuter flows across the Potomac River bridges, put in mass transit lines. The Wilson Bridge has dedicated lanes. There, start by running a rush-hour express bus between Huntington and Suitland, with a possible extension to Springfield. This would be similar to the N11/N13 that died due to lack of publicity. It may be possible to resurrect the 14 using the I-495 express lanes to reduce time. Eventually, ...more »

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Metro, metro, metro.

Restore originally-conceived line out Columbia Pike, eventually to Centreville via Braddock. Extend Silver line to Leesburg, Orange line to Gainesville. New line from Sterling to Potomac Mills via Manassas, with transfer at CIT and Centreville (and to Amtrak at Manassas). Extend Blue to Potomac Mills or even Quantico. This is a long, long term plan, but needs to happen. Metro construction should never have stopped--it ...more »

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Better Lighting at Bus Stops for Safety

I catch the bus late at night in Reston. Reston is not a great believer in street lighting. I catch the bus at Reston Hospital and the stops are pitch black at night. Allways afraid that the driver will miss me. I had the light on my cellphone lit like the driver suggested, I was right next to the sign and the driver still went right by me. The side street are totally dark at night from trees. Sometimes you have ...more »

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Route One

Planners have mixed ideas on Rt 1 - some want it to be a major commuter corridor, others want it to become a mixed-use walkable community. The two visions are ordinarily incompatible (fast traffic kills pedestrians), but there is a way to satisfy both: (1) extend Yellow Line (underground) to Ft Belvoir (or, preferably, to Lorton or Woodbridge) to reduce overall traffic count; and (2) build traffic tunnels (like Dupont ...more »

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Hub & Spoke Transit Network

Create a Hub & Spoke Transit Network. Hubs would be defined by high-capacity transit stops (Metrorail, Light Rail, Streetcar, Bus Rapid Transit, or several high-frequency local routes) with zoning and land use rules revised to promote adjacent mixed-use higher density development. Spokes would come in three flavors: * Connections between hubs, using the modes indicated above; * Peak period First Mile/Last Mile services ...more »

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Full information needed for transit study

- Current congestion on each road and how much relief would be provided by proposals. - Alternative projects like road expansion vs transit. - Operating cost subsidies required each year. - Capital cost subsidies required each year. - How each alternative fits into the VA guidelines. - Current bus occupancies on each route and fares charged. - Percentage of bus operating costs covered by fares. - How much of the ...more »

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Smoother Ride on RT 7 at Lower Cost to Taxpayers

Rush hour traffic on Rt 7 is consistently terrible, but could move more efficiently by removing the chokepoints at key intersections. Widening a road but leaving traffic lights will not remove chokepoints (as was proven on Rt 7 in Loudoun County); it requires flyovers, tunnels or other means to allow traffic to flow unimpeded. Fairfax County DOT and the VDOT should therefore study the feasibility and cost of building ...more »

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Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

Model out the tradeoffs and talk about them

Use a computer model and growth projections to simulate future demands on the transit network. Use a multi-objective optimizer (e.g. NSGA-III) to find the best transit options where the optimization functions: (1) reduce the average commute time, (2) minimize the cost to implement, (3) minimize the time to implement, (4) maximizes safety of the system, (5) minimizes standard deviation in commute time due to unforeseeable ...more »

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Countywide Dialogue on Transportation

Daily Rt 7 User

The multimillion dollar project to widen Route 7 from Georgetown Pike to Tysons corner has been "in the works" since I arrived in 1997, and we are still waiting to see results. However, the real issue may not be not widening the road, but eliminating chokepoints at the major intersections. This can be done far more cost effectively by simply having either tunnels or flyovers at key intersections like Baron Cameron, Beulah ...more »

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Fairfax Connector Web Redesign

Park and Ride pages -- bird's eye versus graphic map

Right now, we have two different kinds of maps for the park and ride pages. A bird's eye: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/maps/backlicknbe.htm and a graphic map: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/maps/backlickngm.htm.

Should we keep both or is there one that is preferred over the other?

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