The total sum the County plans to put into the three projects is less than $17MM over the next 6 years, and that's merely "Planning level funding only. Contingent on development." (See pp. 424-425.) This sum is from a total of $1,288 million among the County's new priority transportation projects, including $205 million going to a long list of bicycle and pedestrian improvements countywide. In addition, another $133 million will go to cover cost overruns and underfunding of projects already underway (see p. 432). In short, out of the $1.4 billion list of priority spending, Reston could see about one percent of the County's transportation funds for vital transportation improvements if funding is available.
Moreover, the only County funding of these three is an already committed $300,000 to studying the Soapstone Connector, so there is no new County money committed to Reston's vital crossings through 2020. (See Attachment 5.) Any money added for studies on the other two crossings are dependent on funding from federal and state sources.
Net: No new money for Reston's most vital transportation infrastructure needs.
We have extracted the transportation portion of the massive Board package and appended it below.
Stuck in traffic? Some major transportation improvements are on the way for Fairfax County in general and Reston in particular.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a long priority list of more than 225 road, transit, trail and sidewalk projects that will receive funding from 2015-2020. The $4 billion in the next six years, thanks to an unprecedented infusion of tax revenue dedicated to transportation. . .
Good news for critics of changes to the Reston Master Plan, which will determine how density and development will happen close to Reston’s three upcoming Silver Line stations. Some studies have shown waits of up to five minutes at many traffic lights, giving the traffic a failing grade.
Several of the proposed projects will be aimed at helping alleviate that congestion.Click here for the rest of this article by Karen Goff, including the prioritized list of Reston projects.