When Phase 2 of the Silver Line opens, Reston Residents Will Be Served by Three Stations: the Phase One Wiehle-Reston, the Reston Town Center Station and Herndon Station.

Marcia McAllister Transportation, Tysons Update

Here’s a  close-up of the Herndon Station. It is is being constructed by Capital Rail Constructors, a joint venture of Clark Construction LLC and Kiewit Infrastructure South Co., as part of of the Silver Line extension to Dulles Airport and Loudoun County. Herndon Station includes: Bus drop-off and pick-up (south side) Kiss & ride (existing) 5 lockers (south) Bike racks …

Fairfax County leaders break ground on improvements to Route 7

Virginia Department of Transportation Transportation, Tysons Update

State and local partners broke ground today on almost seven miles of transportation improvements coming to Leesburg Pike (Route 7) that will increase capacity, improve safety and traffic flow, and provide better mobility for cyclists and pedestrians. The project includes adding a third lane to Route 7 in each direction from Reston Avenue to Jarrett Valley Drive in Tysons, building shared-use …

Vienna Town Council mulls e-scooter regulations

Michael Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

Vienna Town Council members expressed concern at Monday’s Work Session over how to regulate e-scooter usage.  Issues raised by the council included the number of scooters that would be allowed in the Town at any given time, designated parking places for scooters, and whether scooters would be allowed to drive on the road or on the sidewalk.  On the latter …

Bad intersections and bike lane planning

Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling Transportation, Tysons Update Leave a Comment

This article was reposted with the permission of the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling. On June 5, 2019, the Fairfax County Department of Transportation held a public hearing on its Intersection Improvement Study at Spring Hill Road and Lewinsville Road. The study includes plans for bike and pedestrian facilities, which is good, but the hearing highlighted a couple of problems with …

Community meeting on Dolley Madison corridor traffic

Fairfax County Department of Transportation Transportation, Tysons Update

Supervisor John Foust and the Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) will hold a community meeting on the Dolley Madison Corridor Study this Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7 p.m., at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean. The purpose of the study is to analyze Dolley Madison Boulevard between the Dulles Toll Road and Old Dominion Drive and recommend solutions to improve traffic conditions. …

You can now vote to name the I-66 bike path

Michael Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

The Virginia Department of Transportation has just posted an online survey to help Fairfax County choose the name of the forthcoming I-66 trail.  The 11 mile trail would connect Merrifield, the Fairfax County Government Center, Fair Lakes, Centreville, and Cub Run.  Parts of the trail would run adjacent to 66, behind a noise barrier, while other parts would run along …

Town of Vienna to host community conversation on potential parking remedies

Town of Vienna to host community conversation on potential parking remedies

Tysons Today Transportation

By: The Town of Vienna Vienna’s Town Business Liaison Committee is hosting a community meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Town Hall to address concerns and potential solutions related to parking in the commercial district. This meeting is a follow-up to a March 14 meeting attended by business owners and others, at which several suggestions were put forward …

New concourse at Reagan Airport to open July 2021

Michael Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

Reagan Airport will have a new concourse by July 2021, according to a presentation at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Strategic Committee today. The news comes from Washington Post correspondent Lori Aratani who is tweeting live from MWAA meetings today. Some #ProjectJourney dates for completion: new concourse July 2021; secure National Hall Feb. 2021. — lori aratani (@loriara) April …

Lessons to be learned from Silver Line setbacks?

Michael Dranove Politics, Transportation, Tysons Update

Lori Aratani at The Washington Post reports that workers have found cracks in the concrete support pedestals at the Dulles Airport station. As Aratani writes, “The pedestals, which sit atop 20 concrete columns, are critical because they serve a dual purpose: They help anchor the glass walls on the station’s first level, as well as the glass windscreens that will …

Gridlock alert: Fairfax County announces summer Metro station closures

Michael Dranove Transportation, Tysons Update

According to a March 15th press release from Fairfax County, six blue and yellow line Metro stations will be closed between May 25th (Memorial Day), and September 2nd (Labor Day).  Metro says the station closures are a part of its three year Platform Improvement project, and the round the clock work will, “completely reconstruct the outdoor platforms at 20 Metrorail …