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Countywide Dialogue on Transportation Survey Summary

Countywide Dialogue on Transportation Survey Summary

Fairfax County Department of Transportation

Oct. 23, 2012

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    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Countywide Dialogue on Transportation Survey Summary Fairfax County Department of Transportation October 23, 2012Department of Transportation
    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Snapshot of Outreach • Survey started 9/24/12 and concluded 10/18/12 • 1,725 survey responses • 9 public meetings • 120 attendees (not including elected officials and staff)Department of Transportation2
    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Survey Results• What is your primary mode of travel to and from work or daily activities? – Drive Alone 78.9% – Bus or Rail 10.2% Bicycle Walk Other – Carpool 5.1% Carpool 3% 1% 2% 5% – Bicycle 2.9% Bus or – Walk 1.0% Rail 10% – Other 1.9% Drive Alone 79% Department of Transportation 3
    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Survey Results• What impact does traffic congestion have on your daily commute? – Moderate, Significant or Very Significant Impact 82% – Little or No Impact 18%• Would you be supportive of a countywide effort to find a source of revenue to address transportation needs? – Yes: 85% – No: 15%• Should Fairfax County include additional funding to supplement the funding VDOT provides for secondary road maintenance? – Yes 62% – No 38%Department of Transportation4
    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Survey Results – Revenue OptionsFollowing are the revenue options listed in order by MOST likely to support: % of Respondents 1. Developer Contributions 79.0% 2. Vehicle Rental Tax 66.8% 3. Hotel Tax 62.7% 4. Gas Tax (cents per gallon) 59.8% 5. Increased C&I Rate 52.4% 6. Gas Tax (% of sales price) 50.8% 7. Registration Fee on New or Newly Located Vehicles 47.4% 8. Commercial Parking Fee 46.7% 9. Sales Tax 41.8% 10. Regional Vehicle Registration Fee 37.1%Department of Transportation5
    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Survey Results – Revenue Options (cont.)Continued from the previous slide, revenue options are listed in order byMOST likely to support: % of Respondents 11. Tolls 33.9% 12. Meals Tax 33.2% 13. Safety Inspection Fee 30.5% 14. Make Fewer Improvements 25.4% 15. Vehicle Miles Traveled Fee 24.4% 16. Real Estate Tax 22.4% 17. Real Estate Transfer (Grantor’s) Tax 20.8% 18. Personal Property Tax 20.6% 19. Sales Tax on Services 18.2% 20. Income Tax 17.8% 21. Vehicle Repair Tax on Labor 13.3%Department of Transportation6
    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Survey Results – Revenue Suggestions• Are there any other revenue options that should be considered? 849 responses, falling into these categories*: • Cut other county programs, staff, services (approx. 19%) • Ask for/demand more State or Federal funding (approx. 17%) • “Other” category (Sell naming rights for street names, random others) (approx. 11%) • Location-based taxes (Commuter tax, special tax districts, etc.) (approx. 9%) • Vehicle-based taxes (by weight, number of vehicles per household, etc.) (approx. 9%) (continued) * Staff is continuing to analyze responses; percentages are based on the first 329 responses. Department of Transportation 7
    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Survey Results – Revenue Suggestions• Are there any other revenue options that should be considered? 849 responses, falling into these categories*: (continued from previous slide) • Tolls (approx. 8%) • Fines for traffic violations (Red light & speed cameras, cell phone use, etc.) (approx. 7%) • “Sin” taxes (alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, etc.) (approx. 6%) • Variations of Developer contributions (5%), Gas tax (5%) • Transit & TDM (higher bus or rail fares, proffer enforcement, employer- provided incentives) (approx. 4%) * Staff is continuing to analyze responses; percentages are based on the first 329 responses. Department of Transportation 8
    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Survey Results – Project Suggestions • What priority transportation projects should the county consider funding? 1,183 responses falling into these categories*: • Transit improvements • Bike & Pedestrian improvements • Corridor improvements • Spot improvements • Intersection improvements • Other • Road repair * Staff is continuing to analyze responses; categories are based on the first 135 responses.Department of Transportation9
    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Other Outreach• “Ask Fairfax” live, online Q&A on Wednesday, Oct. 10. – Answered 9 questions• News Release issued 9/20/12, sent to: • Media (print, broadcast, digital, etc.) • Elected officials (Fed, State, Local) • Stakeholders (TAC/Advisory group, EDA, TMAs, NVTA, Chambers, all county agencies and Exec Staff, etc.) • Board Members’ email subscribers • HOAs – Update issued 10/5/12 (survey extended to 10/15/12) – Update issued 10/15/12 (survey extended to 10/18/12)• Reporter requests, media coverage – WTOP, Examiner, Patch, ConnectionDepartment of Transportation10
    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Summary The Countywide Dialogue on Transportation has been effective in raising awareness of the funding issues facing the county. • There is general support for addressing the problem • Support for maintaining control of local dollars • Most of the revenue options favored will require General Assembly action • Validates County’s legislative position on transportation funding • Effort has been helpful in better informing the public about the transportation funding problemDepartment of Transportation11
    • County of Fairfax, Virginia Next Steps • Board of Supervisors discussion at October 23 Legislative Committee meeting. • Board of Supervisors direction to staff regarding how to proceed. • Follow up to additional requests for presentationDepartment of Transportation12