HEARINGS SET FOR REGIONAL VISION PLAN
The public is invited to participate in the third and final set of public meetings in September about the Super NoVa Transit/Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Vision Plan.
The plan is being coordinated by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). When complete, the plan will outline a regionally coordinated and comprehensive vision for transit and transit demand management (TDM) strategies that will support increased mobility and greater transportation choices. The plan will address transit and TDM strategies in a region that extends from Washington D.C., to Northern Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.
At the September meetings, citizens will be presented with recommendations to improve regional travel and have an opportunity to provide their thoughts on the draft plan. The plan's recommendations are based on public and stakeholder input and evaluation of future population growth, employment trends, land use, and travel demand.
The plan includes recommendations such as:
- Expansive commuter bus network throughout the region;
- Interconnected network of high-capacity transit services in the region's urban areas;
- Network of hubs to connect people to transportation services and programs;
- Increased coordination of local transit services across jurisdictional boundaries;
- Pedestrian and bicycle improvements to enhance connections to transit services and facilities;
- Comprehensive regional TDM strategy and programs; and
- Leveraging technology to enable people to make informed decisions about travel.
Meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a presentation at each meeting at 7 p.m. Meetings will be held:
Tuesday, September 18
Marriott Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South (Mark Center)
4641 Kenmore Avenue (at Seminary Rd & I-395)
Alexandria, VA 22304
Monday, September 24
Four Points by Sheraton Manassas Battlefield
10800 Vandor Lane
Manassas, VA 20109
Thursday, September 27
Herndon Middle School
901 Locust Street, Herndon
Fairfax, VA 20170
For citizens who cannot attend the meetings, the presentation will be available on the study website, www.SuperNoVaTransitVision.com, by September 18, 2012. Public comment forms will be available online. Additionally, written comments may be mailed to: Super NoVa Transit/TDM Vision Plan, Attn: Public Comment, 11400 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20191. Comments must be received by October 1, 2012, to be included in the official record.
The DRPT will strive to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in this public involvement opportunity. Contact the Title VI Compliance Officer Linda Maiden at (804) 786-4440 or TDD 711 for more information.
The PRTC Board of Commissioners has already reacted to the plan. See PRTC's comments.