Based on recommendations from a Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) study, Fairfax County Department of Transportation is working with residents, community stakeholders, and partner agencies to plan, design, and construct a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system for the Richmond Highway Corridor.
The goal of the BRT system is to increase transit ridership along the corridor and ultimately lead to the future Metrorail extension to Hybla Valley. The system is planned to extend approximately 8.6 miles along Richmond Highway (Route 1) and North Kings Highway from Fort Belvoir to the Huntington Metrorail Station. The Phase I of the project extends 0.7 miles along North Kings Highway from the Huntington Metrorail Station to Richmond Highway, and along Richmond Highway for 2.4 miles to Hybla Valley. Phase II extends 5.5 miles along Richmond Highway from Hybla Valley to Fort Belvoir. It is currently anticipated that the environmental analyses and preliminary design will be completed by the end of 2019.
The collective approach to implementing the recommendations from the DRPT study (including land use and roadway changes, as well as the BRT system) in Fairfax County is called Embark Richmond Highway. You can learn more about Embark Richmond Highway here. You can also visit the FAQ page to find answers to common questions about the Richmond Highway BRT project and process.
What is BRT?
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a high-quality public transportation system designed to be fast, reliable, and more convenient than traditional bus routes.
In 2013 and 2014, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) conducted a Multimodal Alternatives Analysis for an approximately 16-mile segment of Route 1, from I-495/Huntington Metro to
Why do we need a new transit system on the Richmond Highway corridor? Find the answers to your pressing questions.