Countywide Transit Network Study
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Draft Final Report Available; Comments Closed Friday, June 3, 2016
The Countywide Transit Network Study (CTNS) Draft Final Report is available for public review through Friday, June 3, 2016. The report recaps the purpose and need for the study, its process, how transit concepts were developed, and documents the final recommendations of the study. Comments on the Draft Final Report can be made in the adjacent comment box.
- Countywide Transit Network Study Executive Summary
- Countywide Transit Network Study Draft Final Report
For those interested in the Appendices of the report, please reach out to the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) via the question/comment box or at 703-877-5600.
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The Fairfax County Department of Transportation has been conducting the Countywide Transit Network Study since 2012, in an effort to determine the type of transit systems needed to accommodate desired economic growth throughout the county over the next several decades. The study has developed recommendations for where Metrorail should be extended, where light-rail or bus rapid transit systems are appropriate, and where express bus connections would help meet the transportation needs of future growth.
The purpose of the Countywide Transit Network Study is to establish a network of high quality transit corridors in a cost-effective way to serve the county’s needs to accommodate planned growth over the long term.The study has three primary objectives:
Determine future countywide transit needs:
- Which highway corridors show a very high level of congestion in future?
- What quality of transit service do we need?
- Where do we need exclusive right-of-way?
Determine travel markets:
- Which of the county’s activity centers have the highest level of travel demand to, from, within, or between them?
Determine countywide connected transit network:
- Where are there gaps in the network?
- Where should connections occur?
- How well are the needs to move people and goods and to support economic growth being served?