"Super NoVa" Traffic Study

Transportation officials seek input on region's traffic problems

By Kelvin Robinson
|  Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012  |  Updated 9:44 PM EDT
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"Super NoVa" Traffic Study

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Virginia transportation officials set up displays in the Cyrstal City shops Tuesday to get public input on transit for the future.

The state's Department of Rail and Public Transportation is developing a regional traffic vision for the entire region that makes travel sustainable through 2040. That includes commuter patterns coming from West Virginia, Maryland and in and out of the District.

"We're looking at how we can carpool, van pool, how do we move people with commuter rails, and bus rapid transit," said Amy Inman with the Department of Rail and Public Transportation.

"We're hearing the need for park-and-ride lots," Inman added, saying the department is also looking into improving pedestrian and bicycle transit for the northern Virginia region.

Inman says the study, being dubbed "Super NoVa Transit/TDM Vision Plan" will be developed based in part on public recommendations throughout the summer, with completion expected this fall. You can take part and give your suggestions by completing an online survey here.

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