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NVTC staff have assessed all applications received and determined that all of the applications meet the eligibility criteria established in the MOA. The following table lists the application information including applicant, project type, funding request and eligibility determination.

The Call for Projects produced 18 applications for a total of $36.3 million in requests for projects designed to expand transportation capacity in the I-66 corridor Inside the Beltway. One application has since been withdrawn because it received funding from another source, leaving 17 applications under consideration for a total funding request of $32.9 million. Applications were received from Arlington County, City of Fairfax, City of Falls Church, City of Manassas, Fairfax County, Loudoun County, the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC), and the Virginia Railway Express (VRE).

Projects under consideration include six access to transit projects, two capital rail improvement projects, four enhanced bus services, one intersection safety project, two new bus services, two park and ride lots, two roadway operations projects, one transportation demand project, and one vanpool program. Three of the applications encompassed more than one project type.

Commuter Choice FY 2018 Applications Received

ApplicantTypeApplication TitleFunding RequestDescription
Arlington County
Transportation Demand ManagementExpanded TDM Outreach with Extended Multimodal Options$350,000Arlington County Commuter Services seeks to expand outreach to business and residents along the I-66 corridor focused on providing practical options to remove cars from I-66 & parallel roads. Transit, biking, vanpool and carpool formations, as well as telework and flexible work schedules will all be supported.
Arlington CountyRoadway OperationsI-66 Corridor ITS Enhancements$400,000This project seeks to upgrade Intelligent Transport System (ITS) assets along parallel routes in the I-66 Corridor. The funds will be used to increase count stations, CCTV coverage, and Bluetooth detectors through the Corridor. The funds will also cover the cost of making the data available to partnering agencies such as VDOT.
Arlington CountyRoadway OperationsArlington County Traffic Management Center$400,000This project seeks to improve operations and traffic flow on Arlington roads by monitoring and improving incident response capabilities to the County. Currently, the County does not have the staff resources to dedicate full time staff to monitor peak period traffic. This grant would allow for the County to better respond to incidents on I-66 at the ramp junctions as well as provide improved feedback to adjust adjacent intersection timings to better facilitate the flow of vehicles on and off of the I-66 toll facilities.
City of FairfaxAccess to TransitCity of Fairfax CUE Access and Technology Improvements$965,000The City of Fairfax seeks to evaluate and implement access and technology improvements to the CUE bus system, which connects riders directly to the Vienna Metrorail Station and regional bus routes. These improvements will encourage travelers to consider CUE and Metrorail as an alternative to driving on I-66 or parallel commuting routes.
City of Falls ChurchEnhanced Bus ServiceMetrobus Route 3T Extension and Service Expansion$845,754This project seeks to restore direct Metrobus service between West Falls Church and East Falls Church Metrorail Stations via W. Broad Street and N. Washington Street. This peak-period-only service will be bi-directional with 20-minute headways, and will overlap with existing 28A service.
City of Falls ChurchIntersection Safety/Access to TransitMultimodal Access to West Falls Church Metrorail Station$6,208,678This project seeks to support the design and reconstruction of the intersection of Route 7 and Haycock/Shreve Road in Fairfax County to improve multimodal transportation connectivity, including a new multi-use path along Shreve Road to better connect the W&OD and the West Falls Church Metrorail Station.
City of ManassasAccess to TransitBicycle Parking improvements at the VRE station in Manassas$55,000This project seeks to improve bicycle parking facilities at the VRE station in Historic Downtown Manassas. This project includes the installation of new bike racks, a bicycle parking shelter, bike lockers, and a bike repair station.
Fairfax CountyAccess to TransitCapital Bikeshare Stations in I-66 corridor from Oakton/Vienna to Merrifield/Falls Church$496,394Fairfax County seeks to expand its Capital Bikeshare along the I-66 corridor between Route 123 and West Falls Church Metro Station. The goal of the project is to connect residents along the I-66 corridor to the Vienna and Dunn-Loring Metro stations, the I-66 trail and the W&OD regional trail.
Fairfax CountyNew Bus ServiceWeekday Commuter Bus Service from Vienna Metro Station to Pentagon$4,488,500Fairfax County seeks to operate express bus service linking Vienna Metrorail Station in Fairfax County to Pentagon Transit Center in Arlington County. Service will feature 10 in-bound morning and 10 out-bound afternoon trips utilizing 5 buses.
Loudoun CountyEnhanced Bus ServiceExtension of Route 88X to Dulles South Park and Ride Lot$1,654,140Loudoun County Transit currently operates the Route 88X from the East Gate Park and Ride Lot and travels to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station during AM and PM peak rush hours. This request is to add an additional pick up location to the service, which is an existing park and ride lot in Stone Ridge. Application requests funding for operating hours and leasing of two buses.
Loudoun CountyPark and Ride Lot/New Bus ServicePurcellville Park and Ride lot and Enhanced Metro Connection Transit$1,044,360Loudoun County seeks to lease at least 80 park and ride lot spaces in the Town of Purcellville, Virginia, that will be used as the starting location for transit service to the Wiehle-Reston East Metrorail Station (Silver Line). This transit service will operate three buses weekdays during morning and afternoon peak rush hour.
PRTCEnhanced Bus ServiceManassas Metro Direct Service Enhancement$3,691,200This project enhances the existing OmniRide Manassas Metro Direct route between Manassas and the Tysons Corner Metro Station by adding mid-day and peak hour reverse commute service. Expanding mid-day travel options and peak hour reverse commute service has long proven effective in encouraging peak hour ridership and transit use in general. Fourteen new trips, 7 AM and 7 PM would be added.
PRTCEnhanced Bus ServiceLinton Hall Metro Direct Enhancement$428,800This project seeks to enhance the existing OmniRide Linton Hall Metro Direct route by providing two additional peak hour trips - one AM, one PM adding important capacity during construction of the I-66 Express Lanes outside the Beltway.
PRTCVanpool or CarpoolFlexible Vanpool Program$455,200This project seeks to create a formalized flexible vanpool program that uses technology to allow registered riders to transfer between vanpools and unregistered riders to an ad-hoc trips. The project would organize existing vanpools between western Prince William County and the Rosslyn/Ballston corridor and promote the creation of new vanpools in the corridor.
PRTCPark and Ride Lot/Access to TransitPRTC Commuter Lot Shuttles$1,381,500The project seeks to create on-demand shuttles between neighborhoods in western Prince William County and area commuter lots. The service is conceived as technology enabled - riders would arrange trips through a software interface.
VRECapital Rail ImprovementsCrystal City Station Improvements$4,000,000The project seeks to provide design and engineering to demolish the existing VRE Crystal City Station and provide an expanded VRE station at a new location with better connections to the local and regional transportation network. The new station will serve full-length VRE trains on two tracks, and will have two pedestrian grade-separated access points to Crystal Drive.
VRECapital Rail ImprovementsVRE L'Enfant Station and Track Improvements$6,000,000The project seeks to provide design and engineering to reconstruct the existing VRE L’Enfant Station to service two tracks and provide better connections to the local and regional transportation network. The new station will serve full-length VRE trains on two tracks. Approximately 0.6 miles of fourth track will also be constructed to serve the L’Enfant station area.
VRETransportation Demand ManagementManassas Line Realtime Multimodal Traveler Information$3,481,000Application withdrawn by VRE.

Total Funding Request: $36,345,526

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