The state of Virginia has approved funding for 15 projects designed to curb congestion in the Capital Region, under a program that directs money collected from I-66 toll revenues.
Under the Commuter Choice program, $12 million will be set aside for improvements to public transportation and other initiatives. Most notably, the program directs more than $3.4 million for Fairfax Connector Express Bus Service between the Vienna and Pentagon Metro stations.
The 15 projects include:
Fairfax Connector Express Bus Service Between Vienna/Fairfax-GMU and Pentagon Metrorail Stations - $ 3,452,618
I-66 Corridor Vienna/Merrifield Bike Share Expansion Fairfax County $ 497,100
Loudoun County Transit Metro Connection Route 88X Extension to Dulles South - $ 1,706,040
Loudoun County Transit Metro Connection from New Purcellville Park and Ride $1,065,960
Prince William County
On-Demand Commuter Lot Shuttles in Prince William County - $1,087,796
City of Fairfax
CUE Access and Technology Improvements - $965,000
Metrobus Route 3T Extension and Service Expansion - $845,754
I-66 Corridor Intelligent Transportation System Enhancements -$400,000
Traffic Management Center - $400,000
Expanded Transportation Demand Management Outreach to the I-66 Corridor $350,000
City of Manassas
Bicycle Parking Improvements at Manassas VRE Station $
I-66 Commuter Choice Marketing and Outreach $400,000
Program Administration, Evaluation and Oversight $ 400,000
Flexible Vanpool Program $ 317,600
Linton Hall OmniRide Metro Direct Bus Service Enhancement $134,200
These 15 projects were included as part of the $21.6 billion, 6-year improvement program approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Planning Board. The overall budget sets aside funds for more than 3,800 transportation projects. This includes $927 million in new funds for capital and operating improvements to Metro, bringing the total spend to $2.1 billion.
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