Sully District residents face the longest commute times in Fairfax County. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, I will work to better link regional land use planning with transportation resources with the focus on relieving traffic congestion.
The current discussion over the future of I-66 requires close examination, since there are significant changes being considered. State plans would increase the HOV lanes from HOV-2 to HOV-3, and allow for non-HOV vehicles to use those lanes by paying a toll. I have been following this process and believe that community input is needed to evaluate the impact of any changes. I will be an advocate for the community so that the final plan will meet the needs of Sully District residents.
Additional transportation funding became available due to the state transportation bill of 2012. For those resources to come to western Fairfax, we will need a Supervisor focused on building the public support to put our important projects first. Earlier this year, after hundreds of residents in the Mt. Vernon area showed up to town hall meetings, the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) changed the project list and added another $11 million dollar project for that area. I will work to organize our community associations in Sully District to do the same when the next funding is decided in 2017.