For Immediate Release
January 8, 2019
Fairfax County will hold a public information meeting on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project:
- Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Mt. Vernon High School (cafeteria), 8515 Old Mt. Vernon Road, Alexandria
- Snow Date: February 13, 2019, 6:30-8:30 p.m., West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road, Alexandria
The meeting will feature an interactive open house from 6:30-7 p.m., a presentation at 7 p.m. and a continuation of the open house until 8:30 p.m. Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) staff and project consultants will provide updates on the BRT project, discuss next steps, answer questions and take public comments from the community related to the planning and design of the BRT system. Spanish translation will be available at the meeting.
Services Available Upon Request
- Transportation will be available from Sacramento Neighborhood Center, South County Government Center, and Hybla Valley Elementary School.
- On-site childcare is also available, per request, for children over the age of 3.
- Community members who would benefit from additional translation services should contact FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711, no later than seven days prior to the meeting.
Requests for transportation and childcare accepted until January 18, 2019, by contacting Maria Franco-Nativi at 703-704-6700, TTY 711, or by email at email@example.com.
BRT is a high-quality public transportation system that operates much like rail service, but uses buses on a separate, dedicated transit way. The Richmond Highway BRT Project implements recommendations developed during a 2015 Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) study, to be completed in several phases.The initial phases are:
- Phase 1 includes 0.7 miles on N.Kings Highway from Huntington Metrorail Station to Richmond Highway, and 2.4 miles on Richmond Highway to Hybla Valley.
- Phase II extends 5.5 miles along Richmond Highway from Hybla Valley to Fort Belvoir.
The BRT project is part of Fairfax County’s Embark Richmond Highway program, which also includes road widening, enhanced bicycle and pedestrian facilities and facilitates increased development because of the recently adopted comprehensive plan amendment aimed at preparing the corridor for the BRT system. The Richmond Highway BRT project is funded in part by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend the information meetings, keep up with the latest news and information about the project and give feedback. Below are ways to stay engaged:
- Sign-up for updates via Fairfax Alerts, and select the category Richmond Highway-BRT
- Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/richmond-hwy-brt to stay informed with the latest news
- Follow hashtag #RichmondHwyBRT on Facebook and Twitter.
- Contact the project team via DOTBRT@fairfaxcounty.gov