Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

The purpose of the Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study (CTNS) is to establish a long-term network of high quality transit corridors. Recommendations for where Metrorail should be extended, where streetcar or light-rail systems are appropriate, and where dedicated lanes that allow buses to move faster could go, will all be developed based on the results of this study. Additional questions the study seeks feedback and comments on include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • What do you think are the travel markets of greatest importance to Fairfax County?

  • Within a travel market, what types of transit functions (commuter, destination, circulator) do you think are of greatest value to Fairfax County?

  • What types of transit technologies should be considered to serve that function?

  • What additional land use or transportation system policy changes should be considered to optimized transportation system performance and effectiveness?

Background study information; including public meeting materials describing potential travel markets, transit functions, and transit technologies under consideration; is available on the study website:
Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study

We invite you to share your ideas and comments on the CTNS, and to vote for submissions you agree with. Your ideas and comments will be shared with county officials and planners to help guide the study to reflect the transit needs and desires of all Fairfax County residents and visitors. Thank you for your interest and contributions to the Fairfax Countywide Transit Network Study.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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