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