Transportation

Fairfax County, Virginia

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4050 Legato Road, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22033

Tom Biesiadny,
Director

Richmond Highway BRT

News and Updates

The Richmond Highway BRT Executive Committee will meet on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. Members of the public may join the meeting.

  • Join online
  • Join by phone: 1-844-621-3956 Access Code: 179 356 9426
  • Agenda
  • Meeting Presentation (coming soon)

Preliminary Roadway Design - Comment Period Open Now Through July 9  

Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) is seeking community input on the preliminary design for the Richmond Highway Bus Rapid Transit system. Through July 9, we are asking the community to review the current preliminary design and let us know what you think. Your input will be compiled and shared with the County Board of Supervisors as part of their review of the Preliminary Design this summer. 

This is not a final design. Following Board endorsement, FCDOT and the design team will continue refining the design, adding additional details and reducing potential property impacts, where possible.

Review the Preliminary Design in Two Ways

  1. Visit the interactive map, where you can search for a specific address.
  2. Download roll plans for specific segments of the roadway (listed from the southern end of the corridor, at Fort Belvoir, to the northern end, at Huntington Metrorail Station):
  • Map 1: Fort Belvoir Station, Woodlawn Station (Belvoir Road to Woodlawn Shopping Center).
  • Map 2: South County Station (Woodlawn Shopping Center to Roxbury Drive).
  • Map 3: Gum Springs Station, Hybla Valley Station (Central Avenue to Arlington Drive).
  • Map 4: Lockheed Station, Beacon Hill Station (Camelia Drive to S. Kings Highway).
  • Map 5: Penn Daw Station, Huntington Station (S. Kings Highway to Quander Road and S. Kings Highway to Huntington Station).

Please tell us what you think! Here are Ways to Submit Comments.

  1. Complete a brief survey:
  2. Send comments via email to dotbrt@fairfaxcounty.gov
  3. Submit written comments to: Fairfax County Department of Transportation, Richmond Highway BRT Project Manager, 4050 Legato Road, Fairfax, VA 22033.
  4. Share a comment during the virtual meeting on June 30 at 6:30 p.m.


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Project Overview

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 along Richmond Highway (Route 1) and North Kings Highway from Fort Belvoir to the Huntington Metrorail Station, in two sections. Section I of the project extends along North Kings Highway from the Huntington Metrorail Station to Richmond Highway, and along Richmond Highway to Gum Springs. Section II extends along Richmond Highway from Gum Springs to Fort Belvoir.

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.

Project Background

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

FAQs

Why do we need a new transit system on the Richmond Highway corridor? Find the answers to your pressing questions.

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