Vision Mobility Beyond Boundaries...
"This [Vision Plan] focused on a very broad area looking beyond traditional local, regional and state boundaries," said Governor McDonnell."
"The commuting patterns of our workforce and future population trends were closely studied to determine how best to move people in and around the super region. The result is a solid plan that provides transit and TDM recommendations to address the transportation challenges into the future."
The Action Plan
DRPT successfully completed the Super NoVa Transit & TDM Vision Plan, described below, in fall 2012. The public and stakeholders were an important part of developing the Vision for Mobility Beyond Boundaries. Click to see the Governor McDonnell's Super NoVa press release: Results of Super NoVa Transit/TDM Vision Plan.
DRPT is currently developing an action plan aimed at Achieving Mobility Beyond Boundaries. The Action Plan will help the area remain among the most competitive in the nation, sustain and improve people's quality of life, and serve as an essential economic activity generator for Virginia. Throughout the remainder of 2013, DRPT will work with Vision Plan Stakeholders, elected officials representing each of the region's regional commissions, and the Virginia Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnership (OTP3) to implement projects and policies that will advance the Super NoVa Transit and TDM Vision Plan recommendations.
The Vision Plan
Recognizing the transportation challenges faced by commuters in Northern Virginia communities, the Commonwealth of Virginia embarked on an ambitious effort to develop a Transit and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) vision for the Super NoVa region. The Super NoVa Transit & TDM Vision Plan development process kicked off in fall 2011 and was completed in fall 2012. DRPT initiated this study to look beyond traditional local, regional and state boundaries in terms of transit and TDM operations and planning. The final plan presents a regionally coordinated and comprehensive transit and TDM vision supporting increased mobility and greater transportation choice in the Super NoVa region. The Vision Plan development process considered the mobility needs of the super region today as well as its future needs based on anticipated development patterns, population and employment growth, and travel demand.
Public and stakeholder involvement was a significant component of the planning process. Public agencies, special interest groups, and citizens were engaged through participatory workshops during the planning process. Meetings with the public, interest groups, and agencies coincided with project milestones and major decision points during the planning process. In addition to meetings, opportunities for input were offered through social media (Facebook and Twitter), online questionnaires, and this project website.