Community Residential Program
The Fairfax County Community Residential Program (CRP) partners with residential developments, multi-family complexes and associations to promote use of alternative modes of transportation including public transit. CRP is dedicated to encouraging people who live, work or commute through Fairfax County to use mass transit, carpools, vanpools, walking, biking or teleworking instead of driving alone.
Community Residential Services staff works with developers, property
managers, and association leaders to create simple and effective
Community Transportation Programs. The following services are provided
free of charge:
- Assessment – During the initial meeting staff will do a needs assessment to determine transportation options, and will provide information about which programs will be most beneficial to the community. A Community Residential Transportation Coordinator (CRTC) is established.
- Residential Transportation Survey – CRP staff will provide a Community Transportation Survey to assess residents’ transportation patterns and needs.
- Plan & Implementation – Staff will work with the CRTC to design and facilitate the implementation of a Community Transportation Program.
- On-Going Support – Staff offers on-going support by providing follow-up surveys, marketing, and technical support to Commuter Transportation Programs.
Benefits of Community Transportation Programs
- Increase residents’ knowledge of transit and transportation options available in the community
- Help reduce costs and stress related to commuting
- Increase accessibility of a Community
- Enhance the vitality of the Community
- Improve the perceived and real value of a location
- Cleaner air
Community Transportation Levels
Gain recognition for implementing a Community Transportation Program. There are four participation levels. They include Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Incentives are available for Platinum Level participants.
Community Residential Transportation Coordinator serves as liaison to CRP staff and disseminates transportation information to residents.
- Conducts a Community Transportation Survey.
- Attends a free Fairfax County sponsored transportation workshop, seminar and/or focus group.
- Posts transportation information in a newsletter, central bulletin board, and/or web site.
- Recognizes residents who use public transportation three or more times a week.
- Includes transportation information in new resident move-in packets.
Community Residential Transportation Coordinator, in addition to Bronze Level activities, conducts at least one promotional effort listed below that encourages commuter programs.
- Hosts an on-site event for residents. Community Residential Staff is available to participate in a residential event or make a presentation to employees or management.
- Installs a permanent display case in a central area and keep it stocked with commuter information.
- Provides preferential parking for carpools and vanpools.
- Provides a parking spot for a Flex or Zip Car.
- Creates a customized transportation web site for the community.
- Designates a slug area where residents can meet for informal carpools.
- Provides on-site ridematching.
- Administers SmarTrip cards to residents.
Community Residential Transportation Coordinator, in addition to Silver Level responsibilities, develops one of the following programs as an incentive for residents to use different transportation methods.
- Provides a shuttle to local shopping areas or transit stations.
- Offers free or reduced parking for carpools and vanpools where a fee previously existed.
- Installs bicycle racks or storage cages to encourage bicycle commuting.
- Starts a community sponsored or subsidized vanpool.
- Implements a comprehensive Ozone Action Days program.
- Joins with local businesses to provide incentives or prizes for residents who improve their commuting methods.
- Holds bike-to-work day for residents.
- Wires building for high speed internet to promote telecommuting from home.
- Adopts a bus stop.
- Creates a customized printed brochure specific to the community.
- Provides SmarTrip cards free of charge to new residents.
Community Residential Transportation Coordinator coordinates a comprehensive Community Transportation Program involving Bronze, Silver and a minimum of two Gold Level activities.
Get Started Today
Join the partnership for a stress free commute. Enlist your residential community. Join over 600 area businesses and residential communities in the partnership to make the commute in and around Fairfax County less stressful and reduce single occupant vehicles. To join or for more information contact the Community Residential Program by phone at (703) 877-5600 or TTY 711 or submit your comments on-line.
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