"Super NoVa" Studies Traffic in Northern Virginia

Study will cross boundaries to examine transit needs in the region

By Michelle Tetu
|  Tuesday, Oct 4, 2011  |  Updated 11:29 AM EDT
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Commuting in northern Virginia can be a nightmare. Gov. Bob McDonnell said congestion in northern Virginia is the worst in the region.

In Richmond Monday, he announced a new transit study that will cross jurisdictional boundaries to come up with a plan that will deal with Virginia's traffic problems.  

The study, called "Super NoVa," will be led by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, which will work with local governments, transit providers and stakeholders. It also will seek "significant" feedback from you, the driving public.

The goal is to develop a comprehensive plan to address transit improvements to the area.

Super NoVa will gather information from people traveling to Virginia from Maryland, West Virginia and D.C., look at existing and future populations using the roads, and study employment centers.

Transportation officials said the information will provide them with ways to help people commute more easily. They also want to give people more transportation options.

The Super NoVa study is expected to take a year to complete.

You can get more information on DRPT's website here.

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