Public meeting scheduled August 22 to review plans.
The Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a public meeting this Wednesday (Aug. 22) to discuss the proposed new Fairfax Connector service that will use the 495 Express Lanes. Once the 495 Express Lanes are opened this December, the proposed new Fairfax Connector routes would include: According to the Fairfax Connector's webpage, these new routes would: The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Braddock Hall at the Braddock Governmental Center.
Three major growth projects outlined at Town Hall meeting
"There are a few different things going on in transportation planning and they all converge at Burke Centre VRE," said Braddock District Supervisor John Cook Monday night. Cook facilitated a Town Hall meeting abut the future of transit service in Burke Centre. "Our challenge is growth and how we accomplish it," he said. Cook said this was the beginning of a dialogue to take place "over many months and many years." "As we go into VRE's strategic review, I wanted to get your thoughts," he said. VRE's board meets Friday in a planning retreat. Cook outlined three plans, two centered at Burke Centre VRE. Growing the VRE System Virginia Railway Express CEO Dale Zehner said the current system is at capacity, with average daily ridership of 19…