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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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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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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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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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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