The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation will initiate a study of commuter patterns in Northern Virginia to plan transit and transportation demand management enhancements to keep the region moving, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today.
The “Super NoVa” study will disregard jurisdictional boundaries to develop a comprehensive plan that aims to address transit improvements for commuters. The Super NoVa study area will cover commuting in Northern Virginia, as well as from the Shenandoah Valley, Culpeper and Caroline counties, and east from the Northern Neck. The impact of commuters traveling from Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., into Northern Virginia will also be considered in the study.
The study aims to evaluate existing and future population and employment centers to identify potential transit improvements that will increase mobility and provide greater transportation choice. It also aims to produce detailed and concrete recommendations with a strategic regional focus.
The Super NOVA study is expected to be completed within 12 months. As the study process evolves, more information will be made available on DRPT’s website, http://www.drpt.virginia.gov.
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