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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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Bus between Woodbridge and Fairfax City

Run a bus down 123 between Woodbridge and Fairfax City. It could then connect with the Cue bus to Metro and Connector busses. Many George Mason students/faculty/staff cover that ground. My guess is that hundreds of cars could be taken off this corridor.

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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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Hire a Bicycle Coordinator for FCPS

Get someone in this position who will encourage schools and parents to get kids out of the kiss and ride and on to buses, walking, or cycling.

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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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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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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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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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Bicycle lanes to metro stations

Bicycle lanes on 29, 50 and other roads adjacent and accessible to Vienna, Dunn Loring, and West Falls Church metro stations. Connect these with W&OD trail.

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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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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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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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