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Route 29 Corridor Study - Project Limits

Fairfax County seeks commuter input on Route 29 corridor improvements

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is asking commuters for feedback on changes they would like to see along the Route 29 corridor.

The department recently launched a survey asking commuters how often they travel Route 29, the duration of their travel, and the mode of transportation they use.

The survey focuses on a 2.9-mile stretch of Route 29 near Fairfax City between Buckleys Gate Drive and Jermantown Road.

Interested participants can fill out the survey online or leave a recorded message at 703-890-5898 (Project Code 3941) by Friday, March 1, 2024.

FCDOT will present the results at a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m., per the study website.


Potomac Yards Station pic

Consultants behind Potomac Yard transportation study taking questions from the public next week

The event, scheduled for Feb 22, 2024, is virtual only and will run from 7-8:30 p.m.

Attendees can register online to attend.


Metro asks for public input as FY25 proposed service cuts and fare hikes remain pending funding

Facing an unprecedented $750 million budget shortfall in the coming year, Metro is asking the public to provide feedback on the proposed Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) Budget which includes drastic service cuts, fare increases, layoffs, and other severe cost cutting measures.

The $4.5 billion capital and operating budget proposal provides a worst-case scenario; however, Metro’s funding partners are currently working through legislation that may reduce some of the most detrimental fare and service changes proposed.

The public is encouraged to review the proposed FY25 budget and provide comments through our online survey tool, or by attending an in-person or virtual public hearing. All comments should be submitted no later than Tuesday, March 5, at 5 p.m.

For detailed information on how to provide feedback view full news release:

Additional information can also be found here.

Public Hearings

1. Monday, Feb. 26
Open House at 5 p.m. and Public Hearing begins at 6 p.m.
- Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans' Plaza

2. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.
Open House at 5 p.m. and Public Hearing begins at 6 p.m.
- Metro L'Enfant Plaza HQ

3. Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.
Open House at 5 p.m. and Public Hearing begins at 6 p.m. 
- Arlington County Board Room

4. Thursday, Feb. 29, at 12 p.m. - Virtual only (via telephone or video) on Microsoft Teams*.

Watch the Public Hearings Live - You can watch the Public Hearings live on our YouTube channel.


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Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 17, 2024. Join us at over 100 pit stops in DC, MD, and VA for this FREE event for a fun and healthy way to start your day. The first 15,000 who register and attend at a pit stop receive a FREE T-shirt. Free giveaways, food, and beverages at participating locations, while supplies last.

Registration opens March 2024. See you in May.

 

 

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