Written By: What’s Up Prince William
I am pleased to announce that a Neabsco District application submitted under the FY2021 Transportation Land/Use Connections (TLC) Technical Assistance program through the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board (TPB) was selected to receive $40,000
for a “Peak Hour Express Bus and HOV Lanes Feasibility Study”. The study will be focusing on Dale Boulevard. TPB received 21 applications with a total funding request of 1.28 M. An 8-member selection panel evaluated applications and assigned points for program priorities (50%)
and project assessment (50%). 15 projects were selected for funding. This project improves travel time reliability between underutilized commuter lots on Dale Boulevard to promote carpooling and transit use to and from I-95. The project is based on a recommendation in the
Dale City Small Area Plan and will enhance connections within the small area boundaries, as well as to activity centers along the I-95 corridor.
This project is just one of many transportation initiatives that I have been working on in the Neabsco District. This is a prime example of how important TRIP and Transportation Proffer funds are. Having available funding allows the county to leverage additional funding sources
for projects. This is a huge project that will require additional funding to see it through to fruition. This will improve the quality of life for the residents of the Neabsco District, reduce residential commuter traffic congestion and boost ridership for OmniRide.
During last week’s Board of County Supervisor’s Meeting, the use of the word “hoarding” misrepresented my desire to ensure that TRIP Funds be kept in the budget. The Occoquan District has many Transportation issues that would benefit greatly from the same funding.
Transportation safety issues have already been identified by the residents of the Occoquan District and is one of the top priorities they want to be addressed. Former Occoquan District Supervisor, Ruth Anderson and I were collaborating on transportation safety improvements on
roadways that shared our district boarders that were identified by both district residents. I will continue to work with the current Occoquan Supervisor on those projects.