An Update on Transportation Projects in Loudoun County
In October 2015, Loudoun County produced a publication designed to update residents on the broad range of near-term transportation and transit improvements throughout the county and to provide residents with resources for staying informed about the location, progress, and impact of the projects.
The 10-page document, "Road Work Ahead: An Update on Transportation Projects in Loudoun County"
has been mailed to every household in the county and is posted online here
. This webpage serves as a companion piece to the publication with links to more information about transportation projects in Loudoun County.
Investing in Transportation
As of July 1, 2015, more than one billion dollars is allocated for active transportation projects in Loudoun – the most money at any one time in the county’s history. Loudoun County’s vision for its transportation network can be summed up in the following goal: to provide a safe, affordable, convenient, efficient, and environmentally sound multi-modal transportation system that serves the community.
The Countywide Transportation Plan
is a planning document that addresses this challenge by establishing a long-range vision for the county’s transportation network. Our transportation network includes major roads; public
transit services, such as local and commuter buses and Metrorail; bicycle and pedestrian accommodations; and airports.
The publication highlights 31 road projects in which construction is currently underway or scheduled to begin in 2016. Loudoun County has an online tool to help keep citizens up to date on the status of those 31 projects and the county's other capital infrastructure projects:
Silver Line Metro
One of the most important developments in our area’s transportation plans is the extension of Metrorail’s Silver Line into Loudoun County. The Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project is a 23-mile extension of the existing Metrorail system that is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). This new line runs from East Falls Church through Tysons Corner and Reston, to Washington Dulles International Airport, and finally west to Ashburn. Construction is in two phases; Phase 1 opened in July 2014. Phase 2 service to the Loudoun Gateway and Ashburn Stations is expected to begin in 2020.
Park. Ride. Connect
Loudoun County’s transit services are growing and adapting to better serve the rapidly-changing needs of our community.
The county provides a number of options for commuters including bus service with fares as low as $1. In addition, several new park and ride lots with links to the Metrorail have opened recently with free parking. Loudoun County also assists commuters with programs like carpools and vanpools. The county encourages residents to learn about their options and to take advantage of the services that best meet their needs.
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