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Fairfax Transit in 2050: Survey Closes Friday

Online Department of Transportation survey seeks resident input on transportation options

Residents have two more days to weigh in on the future of transportation in Fairfax County.

The 2050 Countywide Transit Network Study, launched last month by the department of transportation to determine how public transit system expansion plans can best meet the county’s goals for long-term economic growth, will close to the public Aug. 10. 

"An objective of the study is to develop an inter-connected rapid transit system network that gets people where they need to go that connects with transit in Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun and Prince William [counties]," said Tom Burke, a senior transportation planner in the county’s DOT at

The 25-question online survey asks questions ranging from what makes homeowners and renters choose where to live; how far they'll walk from their home to travel; what areas of the county they'd like easier access to and which new services they'd buy into, among others.

An extended Metrorail, light-rail lines or street car and high speed-bus are among the options the county could consider in high-demand areas.

After reviewing the public input its recieved this summer, the DOT will refine its study areas and recommendations and present it back to the public in the Fall of 2012, officials said. Those suggestions will be weighed and incorporated, and a set of recommendations will be made to the Board of Supervisors, which can then make amendments to the transportation map in the county's Comprehensive Plan.

To access the survey, click here. 

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