Fairfax County is developing a comprehensive 10-year plan for bus services. So, they're asking residents for feedback and recommendations to make sure that their plan meet the needs of residents. The goal is to improve efficiency and the effectiveness of bus service in Fairfax. The county proposes bus rapid transit (BRT)/ enhanced bus and neighborhood shuttles/ circulators, and transit centers. (h/t Coalition for Smarter Growth)
This is the list of recommendation from Coalition for Smarter Growth.
- Protect and expand transit funding. More budget cuts may be coming. Both Fairfax and the state (Virginia) should increase transit funding.
- Provide dedicated bus lanes to make bus service faster and more reliable, offering a more efficient and less expensive commute.
- Link expanded bus service to redesigned, pedestrian-friendly centers and corridors like Tysons Corner, Springfield, Richmond Hwy/Route 1, Dulles Corridor, and Baileys Crossroads to help reduce traffic and provide more travel options.
- Invest in “real-time” bus information so that riders can use their smart phone to easily find schedules and next bus arrival times.
If you take bus, it's worth taking the time to at least skim it or read the recommendation summary on pg 18. You can browse the map and transit plan, here. (162 pg long). Attend townhall meetings scheduled this month throughout the county, then submit your comment online.