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Silver Line Phase II Herndon-Reston Area Bus Service Review: Herndon Town Council Meeting Jan. 22, 2019

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Silver Line Phase II Herndon-Reston Area Bus Service Review: Herndon Town Council Meeting Jan. 22, 2019

  1. 1. County of Fairfax, Virginia Silver Line Phase II Herndon-Reston Area Bus Service Review Herndon Town Council Meeting January 22, 2019 Department of Transportation 1
  2. 2. County of Fairfax, Virginia Transit Services Planning in Herndon- Reston for Silver Line Phase II  The purpose is to enhance bus services in the Herndon-Reston area while capitalizing on implementation of Metrorail Silver Line Phase II.  The process will encourage public input, examine past and existing transit conditions, and future needs, and develop service change recommendations.  The proposed service changes will include route efficiencies, new route designs, and improved access/mobility. Department of Transportation 2
  3. 3. County of Fairfax, Virginia Herndon-Reston Area Transit Service Overview  Number of routes: 32  Route types:  Commuter: 1  Circulator: 5  Local: 11  Feeder: 15  Peak-hour level of service: 70 buses Department of Transportation 3
  4. 4. County of Fairfax, Virginia Herndon-Reston Area Transit Service Overview  Transit Facilities: o Current Metrorail Silver Line Stations  Wiehle–Reston East* (with Park-and-Ride) o Future Metrorail Silver Line Stations  Reston Town Center (with Kiss-and-Ride on both sides)  Herndon* (with Park-and-Ride)  Innovation Center* (with Park-and-Ride) o Other Transfer Centers / Park-and-Ride Lots  Reston Town Center Transit Station  Reston South Park-and-Ride Lot  Reston North Park-and-Ride Lot * Park-and-Ride lots include Kiss-and-Ride and bike rooms Department of Transportation 4
  5. 5. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 5
  6. 6. County of Fairfax, Virginia Herndon-Reston Bus Service Planning Process  The initial planning process will be based on: o 2016 Transit Development Plan (approved by County Board of Supervisors in March 2016) o Public input on current service and future service needs o Reassessment of existing service o Impact of Metrorail Silver Line on travel patterns o Level of funding available for service adjustments  Assessment process will: o Realign routes to increase connectivity and frequency o Improve mobility within community o Reduce congestion o Improve community vitality o Reallocate hours of operations Department of Transportation 6
  7. 7. County of Fairfax, Virginia Planning Timeline Department of Transportation 7
  8. 8. County of Fairfax, Virginia Public Meeting Process  Charrette (Interactive Group Exercise) o Existing service o Transit Development Plan o New concepts  Alternative Analysis o Quantitative o Qualitative  Recommendation of Preferred Service Department of Transportation 8
  9. 9. County of Fairfax, Virginia Concept Evaluation  Evaluate route alternatives based on connectivity to facilities and activity centers  Use public input to determine transit values and needs Department of Transportation 9
  10. 10. County of Fairfax, Virginia Concept Evaluation Department of Transportation 10
  11. 11. County of Fairfax, Virginia What are We Looking For?  Help in getting the word out regarding the pubic process  Key issues that would impact the implementation of transit service  Service suggestions  Other input Department of Transportation 11
  12. 12. County of Fairfax, Virginia Next Steps  Public input opportunities include: o Online survey from January 9th to February 15th o Public meetings with interactive format  Reston Community Center: Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, 10 A.M.-noon  Herndon Middle School: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, 6-8 P.M. o More information at www.fairfaxconnector.com  Develop transit service alternatives based on: o Public input o Existing service information o Travel patterns  Bring alternatives to the public for review Department of Transportation 12
  13. 13. County of Fairfax, Virginia Questions & Discussion Department of Transportation 13
  14. 14. County of Fairfax, Virginia Department of Transportation 14

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