TransAction 2030 Transportation Plan Endorsed by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
Fairfax County Office of Public
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May 15, 2006
TransAction 2030 Transportation Plan Endorsed by
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors endorsed the TransAction 2030 Long-Range Transportation Plan at its regular meeting today, May 15. TransAction 2030 updates the Northern Virginia 2020 Transportation Plan and will guide the region’s transportation priorities and funding allocations. The plan is a balance of highway, transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects that will result in improved mobility in Northern Virginia, if implemented. Fairfax County is a member of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, which led the 18-month 2030 effort in collaboration with local jurisdictions and regional and statewide transportation agencies.
“The 2030 plan goes a lot further than the 2020 plan adopted in 1999, because it actually prioritizes the projects included in the plan,” said Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerald E. Connolly. He also pointed out that as part of the TransAction 2030 project, an opinion poll of more than 1,200 people in the region helped to assess the public’s view of the most important transportation improvements for the region and the funding sources they found most acceptable. “The results came back loud and clear,” said Connolly. “Residents will support valid investments to fund highway and transit improvements, and they favor public transportation.”
The TransAction 2030 Plan did not add new projects to those already included in the Northern Virginia 2020 Transportation Plan, beyond those identified in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Northern Virginia Regional Bikeway and Trail Study that was completed in October 2003. Based on that study, the 2030 plan will incorporate more pedestrian and biking improvements.
The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority estimates that an additional $16.6 billion is needed to fund the projects included in TransAction 2030 over the next 25 years. If the TransAction 2030 Plan is funded, it will:
- Double the number of Metrorail stations in Northern Virginia as a result of Metrorail extensions in the I-66, I-95 and Dulles corridors.
- Add light rail transit and/or bus rapid transit to the Route 7, Route 28, Crystal City-Potomac Yards and Columbia Pike corridors.
- Add 600 miles of on- and off-road trails.
- Increase highway capacity by 8 percent above what is already planned in the region’s Constrained Long-Range Plan.
After TransAction 2030 is reviewed and endorsed by the local jurisdictions that are members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, it will be formally adopted. This action is scheduled for June 2006. NVTA was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 2002 and replaces the Transportation Coordinating Council of Northern Virginia. NVTA is charged with developing a regional transportation plan covering the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park.
TransAction 2030 information is available at www.transaction2030.com. For further information, contact Tom Biesiadny in the Fairfax County Department of Transportation at 703-324-1154, TTY 711.
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