For Immediate Release
August 21, 2019
Fairfax County will hold a third Public Information Meeting on the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the gymnasium at Bryant High School located at 2709 Popkins Lane in Alexandria.
The meeting will feature an open house from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., with a presentation at 7 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.
In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106 and 36 CFR, Part 800), information concerning the potential effects of the proposed project on properties listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places will be provided in the project’s environmental documentation and will be available for comment at this meeting.
Services Available Upon Request
- Free transportation is available, per request, from Sacramento Neighborhood Center, South County Government Center, and Hybla Valley Elementary School.
- Free on-site childcare is also available, per request, for children over the age of 3. Requests are accepted until September 10 by contacting Maria Franco-Nativi at 703-704-6700, TTY 711, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Spanish translation will be available at the meeting. If you would benefit from translation to another language, those services can be requested free of charge by contacting FCDOT at 703-877-5600, TTY 711, by September 10.
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 sections. The initial sections are:
- Section 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.
- Section 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.
- Contact the project team via DOTBRT@fairfaxcounty.gov