Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Super NoVa Transit & TDM Plan

Study Vision
Completed in November 2012, the Super NoVa Transit & TDM Plan envisions safe, strategic, and seamless mobility options for rail, transit, and TDM in the greater northern Virginia region.

Study Mission
Visioning Mobility Beyond Boundaries

Study Overview
The Super NoVa Transit & TDM Vision Plan development process kicked off in Fall 2011 and was completed in the Fall of 2012.  DRPT initiated this study to look beyond traditional local, regional, and state boundaries in terms of transit and TDM operations and planning.  The plan presents a regionally coordinated and comprehensive transit and TDM vision, supporting increased mobility and greater transportation choice in the greater Northern Virginia 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 decision points during the planning process.  In addition to meetings, opportunities for input were offered through social media (Facebook and Twitter), online questionnaires, and the project website.

Study Results
More than 1,000 public and agency comments were collected during the planning process. The Vision Plan represents a comprehensive approach to enhancing regional mobility through transit and TDM.  Vision Plan recommendations include:

  • Expansive commuter bus network throughout the region
  • Interconnected network of high-capacity transit services in the region’s urban areas
  • Network of hubs to connect people to transportation services and programs
  • Coordination of local transit services across jurisdictional boundaries
  • Pedestrian and bicycle facilities to improve connections to transit services and facilities
  • Comprehensive regional Transportation Demand Management (TDM) strategy and programs
  • Leveraging technology to enable people to make informed decisions about travel

Study Area Map

Archived Project Website

Final Action Plan

Final Vision Plan (Chapter-by-Chapter)

Final Vision Plan (Entire Document)

Final Vision Plan (Executive Brief)

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