Nov. 16 Virtual Town Hall Focuses on “Springfield to Quantico” Findings
Prince William County Supervisors Kenny Boddye (Occoquan District) and Victor S. Angry (Neabsco District) are co-hosting a new installment of their “Future of Transit” series on Nov. 16, from 6:30 to 8 pm. During this virtual town hall, the supervisors will be joined by members of the county’s planning and transportation departments and Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation’s (DRPT) Chief of Public Transportation Jennifer DeBruhl to discuss results of the year-long Springfield to Quantico Enhanced Public Transportation Feasibility Study.
As part of the study, DRPT evaluated transit options–extending Metrorail (Yellow Line and/or Blue Line), VRE improvements, bus rapid transit (BRT), and express bus–against five metrics:
- Ridership potential
- Congestion mitigation
- Regional accessibility/connectivity
Overall, the study found that Metrorail and BRT would perform best on ridership, but each mode has pros and cons when measured against the metrics above. The findings also reinforce that land use, placemaking, economic development, quality of life, and mobility are all inextricably linked, and that the time to plan for coming growth is now.
Event sign-up is free, and available at occoq.org/drpt.th. During registration, attendees may submit questions and ideas in advance. There will also be a moderated chat available during the livestream. DRPT is accepting public comment on the study through Nov. 17: drpt.virginia.gov/transit/springfield-to-quantico.