Monday, June 9, 2014

Transportation Alternatives Projects in Fairfax County

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Transportation Planning Board (TPB) recently selected four projects in Fairfax County to receive funding from the Transportation Alternatives Program. Below is info from the June issue of TPB News

Board Approves Transportation Alternatives Projects for Northern Virginia

On May 21, the TPB approved 13 projects in Northern Virginia for funding under the Transportation Alternatives Program for FY 2015. The Transportation Alternatives program provides funding to projects considered "alternatives" to traditional highway construction and that expand travel choices, and enhance the transportation experience by integrating modes and improving the cultural, historical, and environmental aspects of the Washington region’s transportation infrastructure.

Fairfax County

Cinderbed Road Bikeway - Construct a 3.1 mile connection between Fort Belvoir and the Franconia-Springfield Metrorail station. Funding - $400,000

Cross County Trail in Lorton - Construct a segment of the Cross County Trail that will connect the Occoquan Regional Park and Laurel Hill Greenway via the Lorton Arts Foundation. Funding - $353,057

Safe Routes to Schools: Westbriar Elementary - Complete missing segments of sidewalk along Old Courthouse Road. Funding - $200,000

Town of Herndon

Herndon Historic Revitalization Project - Improve streetscape design and pedestrian accessibility, safety, and mobility in downtown Herndon. Funding - $6,584

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Great news about the CCT in Lorton! Is this funding that is provided to FCDOT or to the Park Authority to build the trail, or will they be doing trail building themselves? Any idea on timeline?
I believe the grant goes to the Park Authority who will likely contract the work. You can contact Liz Cronauer for details:

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