The first public meeting for the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis was held on Wednesday, October 9. Even if you were not able to attend, we hope you will participate by reviewing materials and providing feedback on this page!
The Multimodal Alternatives Analysis is focused on a 14-mile portion of Route 1 that extends from the I-95/I-495 Beltway, through Fairfax County, to Route 123 at Woodbridge in Prince William County. The study will clearly define the key transportation issues, establish a “needs statement,” and consider a range of multimodal transportation solutions to address the needs.
Initial alternative transportation options will include bus rapid transit (BRT), light rail transit (LRT), extended Metrorail service, roadway widening, and restructured pedestrian/bicycle pathways and facilities. Through a process of stakeholder participation and technical analysis, the study will arrive at a recommended program of transportation improvements.
The Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis will include a land use analysis that will be essential in developing the transit alternatives and communicating the mixes of uses and densities that are necessary to support major transit capital investments. An economic impact analysis will quantify the range of potential return on investment as it relates to increased tax base, jobs, and housing. A funding analysis will be conducted to examine potential local, state, and federal funding mechanisms in light of opportunities provided in the new federal transportation reauthorization bill (MAP-21).
The study team invites interested parties to get involved. The effort will incorporate public input through a series of open house meetings, the project website, and social media.