2016 Fairfax County Transportation, Parks & Human Services Bond Referendums

In the Nov. 8, 2016, general election, Fairfax County voters will be asked to vote YES or NO on three individual bond questions that total $312 million:

  • Parks and Park Facilities: $107 million
  • Human Services and Community Development: $85 million
  • Transportation: $120 million

If a majority votes yes on the referendums, the Board of Supervisors will be authorized to sell bonds for the purpose described in the ballot questions.


The $120 million is intended to fund for the next four years the county's share of Metro's capital improvement program that includes:

  • Safety and system maintenance projects
  • New rail cars and power upgrades for running eight car train
  • Additional buses for operating Priority Corridor Networks
  • Rail station improvements to increase the capacity of the rail system infrastructure

Parks and Park Facilities

The $107 million is intended to fund the Park Authority's capital needs ($94.7 million) and sustain the county's capital contribution to the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority ($12.3 million), including:

  • Land acquisition and open space preservation to ensure adequate parkland for future generations
  • New park development
  • Park renovation and upgrades for aging facilities
  • Natural and cultural resource stewardship
  • Restore, renovate and modernize existing NVRPA facilities, many of which were developed or constructed more than 20 years ago

Human Services and Community Development

The $85 million is intended to:

  • Replace the Sully Senior Center and a build new Lorton Community Center ($37 million)
  • Renovate, expand or replace four emergency shelters for people who are homeless: Patrick Henry, Embry Rucker, Eleanor Kennedy, and Bailey’s ($48 million)

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