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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Help Shape Reston's Future Bus Network! Participate in Connections 2015.

Buses will become a more important element of transportation in Reston in the years ahead as its corridor area becomes more urbanized and suburban residents seek access to the Metrorail stations and shopping areas. This is especially important as we anticipate the arrival of the Silver Line at Town Center and Herndon-Monroe in 2018. 

Now Restonians have an opportunity to contribute to the effort as the County Department of Transportation puts together a new ten-year transit plan.  Restonians played an important role in the developing of the detailed plan for buses with the arrival of the Silver Line at Wiehle, and now you have a chance to look further into our future.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) has begun work on its Comprehensive Transit Plan (CTP), a ten-year aspirational plan for Fairfax Connector and Metrobus service within the County. The CTP builds on the County's 2009 Transit Development Plan (TDP), our previous ten-year plan, and will extend our ten-year plan's horizon year from 2020 to 2025.

This plan will be supported by information collected through an extensive outreach effort, Connections 2015. We want you to help us develop the next ten-year plan through participation in Connections 2015. Your ideas and suggestions will help us develop bus service recommendations and an implementation plan. We will be collecting feedback from County residents, workers, and visitors from September 9th through October 14th. We will use your input to help us develop draft recommendations that will be released to the public for comment in the spring of 2015. Your input is an important element in crafting the recommendations for improving bus service so that the plan can better reflect your needs.

There are multiple ways to get involved:

1) Go online to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fcdot/Connections2015 to find out more about the existing and future bus systems.

2) Join FCDOT online during the Ask Fairfax! online chat!

Wednesday, October 8 from 12:30-1:30


3) Attend a workshop where you will learn more about the County's existing transit network and help plan for the future through small work groups.  Upcoming works shops include:

Thursday, October 9 from 6-8pm
Chantilly Regional Library
4000 Stringfellow Road
Chantilly, VA  20151

Tuesday, October 14 from 6-8pm
Mount Eagle Elementary School
616 N. Kings Highway
Alexandria, VA  22303

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