For Immediate Release
Nov. 1, 2020
Fairfax County Department of Transportation continues its series of virtual community meetings on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Each meeting is focused on specific components of the project. The two October meetings discussed right-of-way acquisition. If you would like to view the recorded meetings visit the project webpage.
Upcoming meetings on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. (English) and Thursday, Nov. 5 (Spanish) will focus on station design concepts. Prior to the meeting on Wednesday, November 4, an interactive website and survey will be available to help you walk through draft materials. Tell us what you think!
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 www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/richmond-hwy-brt.
Upcoming Virtual Meetings
November: Station Design
Attend the meeting to learn more about the station design concepts and how to provide your input. Prior to the meeting on Wednesday, November 4, an interactive website and survey with links provided on the project webpage will be available to help you walk through draft materials.
|Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7:00 PM (English)|
|Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:00 PM (Español)|
December: Richmond Highway BRT and Corridor Year End Update
|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