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 County

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

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

Falls Church

Metrobus Route 3T Extension and Service Expansion - $845,754

Arlington County

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 $
55,000

NVTC

I-66 Commuter Choice Marketing and Outreach $400,000

Program Administration, Evaluation and Oversight $ 400,000

PRTC

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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