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Board of Supervisors
Transportation Committee
June 25, 2013
Proposed
High Quality Transit Network Concept
1
2
Establish most effective
way to serve the
County’s needs to
accommodate planned
growth over the long
term by improving p...
Where are we in the study process?
We are at the third of our four stages of public
involvement and review:
• Goals/object...
4 4
Fairfax County Future Development Concept
Support future development concept, serve activity centers
The type of premium transit service appropriate for each
corridor will reflect the traveler needs and land use
context in ...
The November 2012 public meeting presented outcomes for different
functional concepts for a High Quality Transit Network. ...
Constituents value multiple
objectives:
• Increase access to
destinations
• Include both high demand
commuter and TOD
dest...
Proposed HQTN Concept
The Proposed HQTN
Concept builds upon the
existing and Constrained
Long Range Plan (CLRP)
transit in...
Existing High Quality
Transit Network
elements serving Fairfax
County include Metrorail
and VRE with supportive
express bu...
Constrained
Long Range
Plan transit
connections provide
starting point for
Proposed HQTN
Concept:
• Silver Line (Metrorail...
The recommendations
will be coordinated with
ongoing current studies
• Route 7 High Occupancy
Toll lane study
• I-66 Tier ...
Commuter Corridors
provide capacity to
connect Fairfax County
with other jurisdictions
for longer-distance trips
as region...
Destination Corridors
provide service to support
access to and within
transit-oriented
development along linear
corridors:...
North-South Express Bus
Services connect activity
centers and support HQTN
services in radial corridors
and provide flexib...
East-West
Express Bus Services
support HQTN services,
augment grid of direct
and flexible transit
connections:
• Route 50 ...
The Proposed HQTN
Concept includes 104
miles of new HQTN routes
with 53 new stations.
These routes include:
• 31 miles & 9...
Measures of effectiveness
17
The Proposed HQTN Concept achieves a range of triple-
bottom line goals and objectives.
18
Measures of effectiveness
2050 weekday peak period ridership compares favorably
to other regional transit routes
Measures of effectiveness
Other Highlights:
• The Proposed HQTN Concept provides new transit
access to 28 activity centers...
20
Measures of effectiveness
• Capital cost per
passenger is a measure
of cost effectiveness.
• Higher cost projects can
b...
Supporting feeder
bus, park and ride
(beyond existing or
TDP/CLRP
spaces), and
circulator systems
will provide
broader acc...
• Public meeting
Government Center
July 10 @ 6:00 p.m.
• Response to
comments and
further stakeholder
coordination
• Mode,...
Questions?
23
Please feel free to contact DOT staff should
you wish to meet to discuss individually.
Thomas Burke
(703) 87...
Backup slides
24
Do not include slides, here and beyond, with
hard-copy handouts.
Only have these later slides available f...
The study goals and objectives reflect the triple-bottom
line of economic, environmental, and social benefits.
25
Study go...
Fairfax County’s land use
policies encourage
development within
designated activity centers,
which currently include about...
Fairfax County’s land use
policies encourage
development within
designated activity centers,
which by 2050 include about:
...
Public outreach in July and
November 2012 is reflected
in our proposed High Quality
Transit Network concept.
In July, we r...
North-South Express Bus
Services connect activity
centers and support HQTN
services in radial corridors
and provide flexib...
The Proposed
HQTN Concept
provides new
transit access
to 28 activity
centers with
higher than
average levels
of transit
ri...
The Proposed
HQTN Concept
provides new
destination
corridor transit
routes to serve
places with
developable
properties and...
The Proposed
HQTN Concept
provides new
transit access
to activity
centers with
key
retail/service
destinations
32
Measures...
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  1. 1. Board of Supervisors Transportation Committee June 25, 2013 Proposed High Quality Transit Network Concept 1
  2. 2. 2 Establish most effective way to serve the County’s needs to accommodate planned growth over the long term by improving public transit usage. Update Enhanced Public Transportation Corridors (EPTC) with High Quality Transit Network (HQTN) and further define modes and station locations. Study purpose 2
  3. 3. Where are we in the study process? We are at the third of our four stages of public involvement and review: • Goals/objectives (July 2012) • Functions (November 2012) • Proposed HQTN Concept (July 2013) • Final concept (November 2013) Our next steps are to: • Review Proposed HQTN Concept • Consider refinements • Develop additional details on mode, right-of- way, and station locations • Finalize recommendations 3
  4. 4. 4 4 Fairfax County Future Development Concept Support future development concept, serve activity centers
  5. 5. The type of premium transit service appropriate for each corridor will reflect the traveler needs and land use context in that corridor. Source: Center for Transit Oriented Development 5 Destination corridors, like the Crystal City Potomac Yards transitway, connect neighborhoods to multiple activity centers, functioning primarily to provide access. Commuter corridors, like Virginia Railway Express, primarily serve one major activity center and tend to focus on journey-to-work trips and function primarily to provide mobility. District circulators, like the planned Tysons Corner Circulator, enhance mobility within an activity center or group of adjacent centers. 5 Transit Corridor Function
  6. 6. The November 2012 public meeting presented outcomes for different functional concepts for a High Quality Transit Network. The access focus attracts more total transit riders whereas the mobility focus provides better access to regional jobs. Both had a similar benefit in reducing vehicle travel. Mobility focusAccess focus 6 Transit Network Functional Concepts
  7. 7. Constituents value multiple objectives: • Increase access to destinations • Include both high demand commuter and TOD destination corridors • Increase transit ridership • Take cars off the road • Encourage TOD • Support Countywide vision for managed growth • Be affordable • Be understandable/usable • Be connected A total of four concepts were reviewed in November. The Proposed High Quality Transit Network Concept utilizes the best ideas from each for a context- sensitive fit to individual corridor needs. 7 Development of Proposed HQTN Concept
  8. 8. Proposed HQTN Concept The Proposed HQTN Concept builds upon the existing and Constrained Long Range Plan (CLRP) transit investments to create an interconnected network of commuter and destination corridors, supported by connecting express bus routes. 8
  9. 9. Existing High Quality Transit Network elements serving Fairfax County include Metrorail and VRE with supportive express bus services on HOV/HOT lanes. 9 HQTN Concept Elements
  10. 10. Constrained Long Range Plan transit connections provide starting point for Proposed HQTN Concept: • Silver Line (Metrorail) • Columbia Pike (Streetcar) • Beauregard/Van Dorn Transitway (TBD) 10 HQTN Concept Elements
  11. 11. The recommendations will be coordinated with ongoing current studies • Route 7 High Occupancy Toll lane study • I-66 Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement • Route 7 Alternatives Analysis • Route 1 Alternatives Analysis 11 HQTN Concept Elements
  12. 12. Commuter Corridors provide capacity to connect Fairfax County with other jurisdictions for longer-distance trips as region expands over time: • Metrorail Orange Line Extension • Metrorail Blue Line Extension 12 HQTN Concept Elements
  13. 13. Destination Corridors provide service to support access to and within transit-oriented development along linear corridors: • Route 7 Light Rail Transit (LRT) • Richmond Highway LRT • Route 28 LRT/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) • Merrifield/McLean LRT/BRT 13 HQTN Concept Elements
  14. 14. North-South Express Bus Services connect activity centers and support HQTN services in radial corridors and provide flexibility for through-routing: • Beltway Express (Enhanced) • Fairfax County Parkway • Route 28 • Bus lanes may also include HOV/HOT 14 HQTN Concept Elements
  15. 15. East-West Express Bus Services support HQTN services, augment grid of direct and flexible transit connections: • Route 50 – Orange Line bus bridge function • Route 236 – continuation of Alexandria transitway • Express bus route mileage at least 50% managed lanes 15 HQTN Concept Elements
  16. 16. The Proposed HQTN Concept includes 104 miles of new HQTN routes with 53 new stations. These routes include: • 31 miles & 9 Stations Metrorail • 73 miles & 44 Stations LRT/BRT Supported by: • 110 miles & 21 stations Express Bus 16 HQTN Concept Elements
  17. 17. Measures of effectiveness 17 The Proposed HQTN Concept achieves a range of triple- bottom line goals and objectives.
  18. 18. 18 Measures of effectiveness 2050 weekday peak period ridership compares favorably to other regional transit routes
  19. 19. Measures of effectiveness Other Highlights: • The Proposed HQTN Concept provides new transit access to 28 activity centers with higher than average levels of transit ridership propensity based on transit dependency. • The Proposed HQTN Concept provides new destination corridor transit routes to serve activity centers with developable properties and designated revitalization areas. • The Proposed HQTN Concept provides new transit access to activity centers with key retail/service destinations. 19
  20. 20. 20 Measures of effectiveness • Capital cost per passenger is a measure of cost effectiveness. • Higher cost projects can bear higher capital costs per passenger due to operating efficiencies • New Starts approvals indicate current federal/local funding climate • Proposed High Quality Transit Network projects compare favorably
  21. 21. Supporting feeder bus, park and ride (beyond existing or TDP/CLRP spaces), and circulator systems will provide broader access to commuter services and increased coverage within larger activity centers. 21 CLRP/TDP Park and Ride lot (>50 spaces) HQTN Park and Ride lot / expansion Circulator (Fort Belvoir: DOD only) Supporting policies
  22. 22. • Public meeting Government Center July 10 @ 6:00 p.m. • Response to comments and further stakeholder coordination • Mode, ROW, station, and typical section requirements • Phasing and timing • Comprehensive Plan Amendment(s) 22 Next steps
  23. 23. Questions? 23 Please feel free to contact DOT staff should you wish to meet to discuss individually. Thomas Burke (703) 877-5681 Thomas.Burke@FairfaxCounty.gov
  24. 24. Backup slides 24 Do not include slides, here and beyond, with hard-copy handouts. Only have these later slides available for on- screen assistance during presentation.
  25. 25. The study goals and objectives reflect the triple-bottom line of economic, environmental, and social benefits. 25 Study goals and objectives
  26. 26. Fairfax County’s land use policies encourage development within designated activity centers, which currently include about: • 10% of County acreage • 19% of County households • 82% of County jobs Activity Density = (population+jobs)/acre Blue: (AD>4): supports local bus service Red: (AD>20) supports bus rapid transit (BRT) Purple: (AD>50) supports rail transit 26 2010 26 Current land use
  27. 27. Fairfax County’s land use policies encourage development within designated activity centers, which by 2050 include about: • 10% of County acreage • 36% of County households • 89% of County jobs 27 Activity Density = (population+jobs)/acre Blue: (AD>4): supports local bus service Red: (AD>20) supports bus rapid transit (BRT) Purple: (AD>50) supports rail transit 2050 Initial 27 Future land use
  28. 28. Public outreach in July and November 2012 is reflected in our proposed High Quality Transit Network concept. In July, we reviewed goals, objectives, and potential connections. In November, we presented concepts for establishing premium commuter, connector, or destination transit corridors. 28 28 Prior public meetings
  29. 29. North-South Express Bus Services connect activity centers and support HQTN services in radial corridors and provide flexibility for through-routing: • Beltway Express (Enhanced) • Fairfax County Parkway • Route 28 • Bus lanes may also include HOV/HOT 29 Express bus flexibility
  30. 30. The Proposed HQTN Concept provides new transit access to 28 activity centers with higher than average levels of transit ridership propensity based on transit dependency. 30 Measures of effectiveness
  31. 31. The Proposed HQTN Concept provides new destination corridor transit routes to serve places with developable properties and designated revitalization areas 31 Measures of effectiveness
  32. 32. The Proposed HQTN Concept provides new transit access to activity centers with key retail/service destinations 32 Measures of effectiveness
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