For Immediate Release
October 13, 2020
Fairfax County Department of Transportation will hold a series of virtual community meetings this fall that will provide an update on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Each meeting will focus on a specific component of the project, including right-of-way acquisition, station design and BRT branding. The public is invited to ask questions and provide feedback on the various aspects of the project. To learn more about the Richmond Highway BRT and to register for the online meetings, go to the project website at https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/richmond-hwy-brt.
Upcoming Virtual Meetings
October: Right-of-Way Acquisition
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7:00 PM (English)
Thursday, Oct. 22, 7:00 PM (Español)
Please note: During the discussion portion of these meetings, the team will be able to answer general questions related to the right-of-way acquisition process or other elements of the Richmond Highway BRT project. Due to the confidential nature of discussions with property owners and tenants, we ask that those with property specific questions contact the BRT staff to arrange for individual discussions. To schedule a time to speak with staff please email the Project Team at DOTBRT@fairfaxcounty.gov, and include "right-of-way" or "ROW" in the subject line.
November: Station Design
|Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7:00 PM (English)|
|Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:00 PM (Español)|
December: BRT Branding
|Tuesday, Dec. 8, 7:00 PM (English)||Meeting Link Coming Soon on project webpage|
|Wednesday, Dec. 9, 7:00 PM (Español)||Meeting Link Coming Soon on project webpage
Bus Rapid Transit (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. 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.
Keep Informed and 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:
- 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.
- Contact the project team via DOTBRT@fairfaxcounty.gov