Transportation

Fairfax County, Virginia

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Tom Biesiadny,
Director

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Take the Fairfax County & Franconia-Springfield Parkways Online Survey - Open Through Nov. 19, 2018

For Immediate Release
October 18, 2018
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The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has launched an online survey requesting feedback from residents on future Fairfax County and Franconia-Springfield Parkways corridor enhancements, part of the Fairfax County & Franconia-Springfield Parkways Alternatives Analysis and Long Term Planning Study. The online survey is also available in Spanish and is open through Nov. 19, 2018.

Take the Fairfax County & Franconia-Springfield Parkways Online Survey - Open Through Nov. 19, 2018


Herndon-Monroe Garage Re-striping Work

Portions of the Herndon-Monroe Garage will be closed beginning October 1. Pavement re-striping will be occurring in multiple locations and drive lanes and parking spaces will be re-striped in a new configuration. Accessible parking spaces will be relocated to new areas on the first floor.

To ensure the safety of commuters who are ridesharing, including carpooling and slugging, pick up and drop-off areas have been relocated.

Herndon-Monroe Garage Re-striping Work


Fairfax County Marks 2018 Try Transit Week with Expansion of Free Student Bus Pass Program and Renovation of Herndon-Reston Bus Operations Facility

For Immediate Release
September 20, 2018
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To celebrate the 2018 Try Transit Week, Fairfax County officials and community partners joined together to kick-off the Justice High School Free Student Bus Pass Metrobus Pilot, and celebrate the recently completed improvements to the Reston-Herndon bus operations facility.

Fairfax County Marks 2018 Try Transit Week with Expansion of Free Student Bus Pass Program and Renovation of Herndon-Reston Bus Operations Facility


Fairfax Commuters Encouraged to Give Transit a Try During Try Transit Week and Go Car Free Sept. 21-22

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2018
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Fairfax County is celebrating Try Transit Week Sept. 17-21, 2018, and Car Free Days Sept. 21 and 22, 2018, by encouraging residents to go car free for a day and try an alternative to drive-alone commuting. This year, there are two promotions to encourage commuters to try an alternative way to work:

Fairfax Commuters Encouraged to Give Transit a Try During Try Transit Week and Go Car Free Sept. 21-22


Capital Bikeshare e-bike Pilot Launches in Fairfax County Sept. 5

For Immediate Release
September 4, 2018
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On Thursday, Sept. 5, 2018, Fairfax County launches a pilot project that adds black e-bikes to the bright red-colored Capital Bikeshare fleet in Reston and Tysons. The pilot is scheduled to run through November 2018. The e-bikes, known as Capital Bikeshare Plus, are battery operated pedal-assist bicycles that provide users with a small boost, making pedaling uphill or longer distances effortless. There will be approximately 80 e-bikes deployed across the National Capital Region as part of the pilot.

Capital Bikeshare e-bike Pilot Launches in Fairfax County Sept. 5


Fairfax Connector Supplemental Express Service to the Pentagon Ends as Metrorail Track Work is Completed

For Immediate Release
August 24, 2018
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Fairfax Connector Route 599 supplemental express bus service to the Pentagon from the Vienna Metro Station and the Reston South Park and Ride ends this week as track work on Metrorail's Orange, Silver and Blue lines (August 11 - 26) comes to an end this weekend. The supplemental service was added to give Fairfax County commuters additional travel options during the Metrorail disruption.

Fairfax Connector Supplemental Express Service to the Pentagon Ends as Metrorail Track Work is Completed


Metro to Close South Parking Garage at Huntington Station, Effective August 10, 2018

August 10, 2018

ALERT: Effective today, Metro announced the south parking garage at the Huntington Station on the Yellow line will be closed indefinitely in preparation for demolition. Additional parking is available for customers in the middle and north garages that can easily accommodate the approximately 300 spaces that will be affected. All cars currently parked in the south garage must be removed no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018. More at: https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Huntington-south-garage-closed.cfm


Fairfax Connector to Provide Supplemental Express Service to Pentagon, Highlights Biking Connections for Aug. 11-26

For Immediate Release
August 8, 2018
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If you currently park and ride from Vienna, Dunn Loring, West Falls Church, East Falls Church or Wiehle-Reston East stations, consider using alternate connections below, or Yellow/Blue Line facilities. Most Park-and-Ride facilities offer bike lockers and rooms, and all Fairfax Connector buses feature bike racks for easy transfer from trails to transit. Supplemental Express Service to the Pentagon can be utilized from the Vienna Metrorail Station and Reston South Park & Ride.

Fairfax Connector to Provide Supplemental Express Service to Pentagon, Highlights Biking Connections for Aug. 11-26


Metrorail Orange, Blue and Silver Line Passengers Should Consider Travel Alternatives Aug. 11-26

For Immediate Release
August 1, 2018
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Beginning Aug. 11, 2018, through Aug. 26, 2018, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will conduct around the clock construction on a segment of the Metrorail Orange, Blue and Silver lines resulting in limited capacity, and possible crowding and delays.

To avoid gridlock, Fairfax County commuters are urged to consider the use of alternative travel options such as express bus connections, carpooling, slugging and biking. Employers are also strongly encouraged to allow telework and flexible schedules, whenever possible.

Metrorail Orange, Blue and Silver Line Passengers Should Consider Travel Alternatives Aug. 11-26


Soapstone Connector Community Meeting Set for July 19; Comments Due Aug. 3, 2018

For Immediate Release
July 6, 2018
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FCDOT will gather feedback on the Architectural Survey completed on the southern area of the Soapstone Connector project, including 10 parcels on Association Drive south of the Dulles Toll Road. The survey was conducted at the request of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to record the buildings in the office park and to make a preliminary recommendation regarding the eligibility for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Soapstone Connector project information


Save 50% on Capital Bikeshare Membership

For Immediate Release
July 2, 2018
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Fairfax County residents can save 50% off their Annual Capital Bikeshare Membership. Annual members can take an unlimited number of free, 30-minute trips anywhere in the bikeshare system, including Washington, D.C., the City of Alexandria, Arlington, Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties. Simply fill out the form and the Bike Fairfax team will respond with your promotional code.

Save 50% on Capital Bikeshare Membership


Fairfax County Encourages Drivers to Dump the Pump Thursday, June 21, 2018

For Immediate Release
June 18, 2018
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Fairfax County encourages drivers to hop on public transit or share a ride on National DumpthePump day, June 21, 2018! According to the American Public Transportation Association, individuals in a two-person household can save an average of $10,134 annually by downsizing to one car. If cars stay home one day a week traffic will be reduced by 20%. Whether you take transit, share a ride, drive an electric car, bike, walk or work from home, you’re helping save gas, money and the planet!

Fairfax County Encourages Drivers to Dump the Pump Thursday, June 21, 2018


Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Funds Nine Transportation Projects in Fairfax County

For Immediate Release
June 15, 2018
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Fairfax County congratulates the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority on the adoption of its first six-year transportation program which is designed to provide congestion relief throughout the region. This milestone is a result of collaboration and coordination of Northern Virginia jurisdictions, transportation agencies, partners and Northern Virginians, who participated in the selection of projects that will improve the quality of life in the region.

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Funds Nine Transportation Projects in Fairfax County


Balls Hill Road - Old Dominion Drive Community Meeting Set for June 28; Comments Due July 13, 2018

For Immediate Release
June 13, 2018
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Supervisor John Foust and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation invites residents and commuters to a community meeting on the Balls Hill Road/Old Dominion Drive Roadway Spot Improvement Project. The project will realign the existing skewed intersection configuration and provide improved traffic signal operations. Bicycle and pedestrian facilities also are planned.

Balls Hill Road - Old Dominion Drive Project Information


Public Input Sought on Fairfax Connector Routes in Franconia-Springfield Area-Survey Closes July 15, 2018

For Immediate Release
June 6, 2018
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The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is conducting a study to better understand how people get around the Franconia-Springfield area of Fairfax County on the Fairfax Connector transit network.

Public Input Sought on Fairfax Connector Routes in Franconia-Springfield Area-Survey Closes July 15, 2018


Burke Road Community Meeting Set for June 18; Comments Due July 6, 2018

For Immediate Release
June 4, 2018
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Supervisor Pat Herrity and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation invite residents and commuters to a community meeting for ongoing projects along the Burke Road corridor on Monday, June 18, 2018. Three current projects will be discussed, including the Burke Road Realignment Project, the VRE Rolling Road parking lot expansion and the Burke Road Speed Study.

Burke Road Realignment Project Information


Herndon-Monroe Garage Northern Entrance From Eastbound Dulles Toll Road Temporarily Closed May 23-29, 2018

For Immediate Release
May 17, 2018
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Due to construction, beginning Wed., May 23, 2018, the Herndon-Monroe Garage northern entrance will be closed to vehicles entering the garage from the eastbound Dulles Toll Road. The entrance will remain closed through Memorial Day Weekend and will reopen on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  

Herndon-Monroe Garage Northern Entrance From Eastbound Dulles Toll Road Temporarily Closed May 23-29, 2018


FCDOT Launches New Transportation Facebook

For Immediate Release
May 7, 2018
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As Fairfax County continues to grow, so does the amount of transportation-related projects, programs and initiatives. Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is constantly looking for creative ways to enhance the community conversation by offering useful information, and welcoming input and ideas.

FCDOT Launches New Transportation Facebook


Travel on I-66? Park for FREE and Ride Select Fairfax Connector Routes for $1 Beginning May 7, 2018

For Immediate Release
May 3, 2018
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As construction work is underway to transform 22.5-miles of I-66 Outside the Beltway, from I-495 to near Route 29 in Gainesville, Fairfax County travelers are urged to consider alternative commuting options to driving alone. The construction work will continue until late 2022, when the new express lanes are expected to open.

Travel on I-66? Park for FREE and Ride Select Fairfax Connector Routes for $1 Beginning May 7, 2018


Fairfax County Holds Public Meetings Seeking Input on NVTA Transportation Projects

For Immediate Release
April 30, 2018
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Fairfax County will hold two public meetings to present and seek public input on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) 60 Candidate Projects for their FY 2018-2023 Six-Year-Plan. To check out the list of Candidate Projects for the FY 2018-2023 Six Year Program click here.

Fairfax County Holds Public Meetings Seeking Input on NVTA Transportation Projects


Fairfax County Kicks Off Public Information Meetings on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project

For Immediate Release
April 2, 2018
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Fairfax County will hold two public information meetings on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project:

  • Tuesday, April 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road, Alexandria; and
  • Wednesday, April 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Mt. Vernon High School, 8515 Old Mt. Vernon Road, Alexandria.

Fairfax County Kicks Off Public Information Meetings on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project


Community Meeting on Route 28 Widening Set for April 3, 2018

For Immediate Release
March 19, 2018
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The Fairfax County Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on the Route 28 widening project, Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Union Mill Elementary School, 13611 Springstone Drive, Clifton.

Community Meeting on Route 28 Widening Set for April 3, 2018


Fairfax County Recognizes The Ashby as “Commuter Friendly Community”

March 14, 2018

Last month, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation Commuter Services Program presented The Ashby at McLean with a Commuter Friendly Community honor at the Platinum Level.

Fairfax County Recognizes The Ashby as “Commuter Friendly Community”


Fairfax County Kicks Off Virginia Telework Week, March 5-9, 2018

For Immediate Release
March 5, 2018
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The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is marking Virginia Telework week with programs and outreach activities starting March 5, 2018.

Fairfax County Kicks Off Virginia Telework Week, March 5-9, 2018


Capital Bikeshare Launches in Reston and Tysons

For Immediate Release
October 21, 2016

(Fairfax County, VA) - Earlier today, Fairfax County officials and community members joined the business community to celebrate the official opening of Capital Bikeshare, the latest transportation option available to Fairfax County residents, visitors and commuters in Reston and Tysons.

Capital Bikeshare Launches in Reston and Tysons