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County/School Coordination on Transportation


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County/School Coordination on Transportation: Board of Supervisors/School Board Retreat

February 25, 2012

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County/School Coordination on Transportation

  1. 1. County/School Coordination on Transportation Board of Supervisors/School Board Retreat February 25, 2012 Department of Transportation
  2. 2. Fairfax County Transportation Program <ul><li>The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is responsible for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fairfax Connector bus system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long-range transportation planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoning reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination of projects and services with Federal, State, regional and other local transportation agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding identification for transportation projects and services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation project implementation (directly; indirectly) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrian, bicycle, and bus stop program management. </li></ul></ul>Department of Transportation
  3. 3. Fairfax County Transportation Program <ul><li>Fairfax County Department of Transportation responsibilities (continued): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Design of County-funded transportation projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parking management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traffic calming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislation review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel Demand Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation marketing </li></ul></ul>Department of Transportation
  4. 4. Fairfax County Transportation Program <ul><li>The Board of Supervisors adopted Four Year Transportation Programs (2004 and 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Programs included: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transit Operating and Capital Improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roadway Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bicycle Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pedestrian Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spot Improvement Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funded from a variety of sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal, State, Regional, Local, Private; Tolls; Bonds, etc. </li></ul></ul>Department of Transportation
  5. 5. Fairfax County Transportation Program <ul><li>On average, about ~$80 to $100 million per year is spent on transportation projects and services in Fairfax County from all sources, not including major transportation projects, such as Dulles Rail, the Beltway Express Lane Project; the I-95 Express Lanes Project; the Springfield Interchange and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Efforts underway to develop the Board’s next four year transportation program and evaluate revenue sources </li></ul>Department of Transportation
  6. 6. FCDOT/FCPS Coordination <ul><li>FCDOT and FCPS coordinate on a variety of transportation projects on a regular basis. </li></ul><ul><li>Safe Routes to Schools Grant Program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secured $150,000 for project near Terra Centre Elementary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Roadway and Pedestrian Projects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roadway improvement project at Westmoreland and Haycock Road improving the drop off area at Haycock Elementary School; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roadway improvement project on Lewinsville Road near Spring Hill Road that is improving access to Spring Hill Elementary School, including construction of a new traffic signal. </li></ul></ul>Department of Transportation
  7. 7. FCDOT/FCPS Coordination <ul><li>Roadway and Pedestrian Projects (continued): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roadway improvement project at Westmoreland and Old Chesterbrook that is improving access to McLean High School, including improved pedestrian crossings, sidewalks and a separate project to install flashing beacons at existing crosswalks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The County has also constructed pedestrian improvements on Westmoreland Street and Franconia Road which improve pedestrian safety around schools. </li></ul></ul>Department of Transportation
  8. 8. FCDOT/FCPS Coordination <ul><li>Roadway and Pedestrian Projects (continued): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FCDOT has completed or is designing projects that improve pedestrian access and safety in the immediate vicinity of the following schools or FCPS facilities: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flint Hill ES – Vale Rd/Flint Hill Rd pedestrian crossing, refuges and curb ramps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>West Springfield HS – Tuttle Road Trail (DOT Funded) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lees Corner ES – Lees Corner Rd Walkway </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Churchill Rd ES – Raymond Ave Walkway </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mt. Eagle ES – School St. Walkway </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wolftrap ES – Beulah Road Trail – Abbottsford Rd to Clarks Crossing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wilton Woods Center – bus stop improvements including a new bus shelter </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hayfield HS – upgraded ADA ramps </li></ul></ul></ul>Department of Transportation
  9. 9. FCDOT/FCPS Coordination <ul><li>FCDOT and FCPS are also working together to resolve a variety of traffic operations challenges around schools, particularly related to circulation issues in drop off areas. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>FCDOT and FCPS have coordinated in developing emergency evacuation plans for the general population, special needs populations and pets. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Department of Transportation
  10. 10. FCDOT/FCPS Coordination <ul><li>Other coordination efforts include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Studied whether FCPS students could ride Fairfax Connector buses to travel to and from school; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjusting school start times to reduce traffic congestion; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinating the installation of signage, traffic signals, flashing beacons, and traffic control devices (traffic calming); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parking management. </li></ul></ul>Department of Transportation
  11. 11. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>Department of Transportation