Campaign: 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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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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Campaign: Fairfax Connector Web Redesign

Timetables and/or full schedules?

Right now, we have full schedules: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/pdf/401.pdf (that include timetables and maps) as well as just timetables: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/pdf/401wd.pdf online. Is there a preference as to whether we keep both, or simply go with full schedules?

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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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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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Integrate with or replicate WMATA Route Planner

The WMATA Route Planner is great but there's no similar option for FFX buses. A mobile-friendly version would help make taking the bus around the county far easier!

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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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Route organization

Organize routes by areas of the county, instead of by North, South and West (which corresponds to the garage/division).

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Maps

Embed route maps in Google Map format, instead of using jpg images.

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Campaign: 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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Extend the exit lane for Rt. 28 on I-66

The traffic on i-66 backs up quite a bit because of the traffic trying to exit at Rt 28, extend the lane to exit at that location, so that the on ramp at Rt 29 becomes the exit ramp on Rte 28, will immensely improve the traffic in this area at a minimal cost.

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People with Disabilities

Hi. I really like your ideas for transportation corridors. Please make sure to think about and include the needs of people with disabilities in your plans. Along the same lines, keep in mind the needs of senior citizens too.

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