Transportation

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

703-877-5600
TTY 711

4050 Legato Road, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22033

Tom Biesiadny,
Director

Fairfax County Will Hold Public Information Meeting on Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit Project

For Immediate Release
January 8, 2019
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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

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 maria.franco-nativi@fairfaxcounty.gov.

Project Background

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.

Stay Involved

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:

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