The year 2040 may seem distant and removed, but in the context of transit planning, it is right around the corner. Metro’s Office of Planning is in the process of developing the 2040 Regional Transit System Plan (RTSP), which will outline a comprehensive regional transit network to prepare the region’s transit system for continued growth.
The RTSP, along with other elements that may be identified in the future, will need to be evaluated as necessary to meet the demands in the future. The plan includes a combination of core system improvements, which are included as part of Metro 2025 above, as well as system connectivity and expansion projects. Most importantly, it combines all modes in the region’s transit system, whether or not Metro will build or operate them. The strategies in the plan are designed to both serve existing areas better and provide service to new areas, helping to realize Region Forward’s vision of regional activity centers with transit options that improve regional mobility, enhance commerce and competitiveness, and have environmental and health benefits for generations to come.
Metro is working with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) on the Super NoVa project to identify travel needs, evaluate current gaps in transit and TDM programs, and identify a vision to improve mobility. DRPT will be hosting a set of four public meetings through northern Virginia to gather your comments/ideas on bus, rail, carpooling, and vanpooling. The Super NoVa region considers the needs of commuters in northern Virginia as well as those from Washington D.C., Maryland, and West Virginia.
Citizens are invited to learn more about the study and provide feedback by attending any one of the following identical meetings. For special assistance or information, call 804-786-4440 or TDD 711 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting date.
|Monday, February 13, 2012
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Ida Lee Recreation Center
60 Ida Lee Drive
Leesburg, VA 20175
Snow date: 2/20/12
|Tuesday, February 14, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Shops at 1750 Crystal Drive
1671 Crystal Square Arcade (Underground, near Rite Aid)
Arlington, VA 22202
Snow date: 2/21/12
(No presentation at this location)
|Wednesday, February 15, 2012
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Warrenton Community Center
430 E. Shirley Avenue
Warrenton, VA 20186
Snow date: 2/22/12
|Thursday, February 16, 2012
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Spotswood Baptist Church
4009 Lafayette Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Snow date: 2/23/12
Other mechanisms to participate include:
Written comments also may be sent to: Super NoVa Transit/TDM Vision Plan, 11400 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20191.
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State of the Commute Survey Results
Last summer, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) posted the results from the 2010 State of the Commute (SOC) Survey. Metro planners are reviewing the results now in support of our Regional Transit System Plan, which is looking to better connect areas of concentrated growth, such as the regional activity centers, and increase core capacity through 2040. The survey is conducted every three years to help MWCOG’s Transportation Planning Board better understand commuting trends and evaluate the effectiveness of its Commuter Connections program, which provides information about and benefits for commuting by transit and carpooling instead of single-occupancy vehicles (SOV).