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Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Fairfax seeks input on accessing Tysons Metro stations

Fairfax County officials are asking TysonsCorner area residents and employees for feedback on how to access the four stations being built there as part of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County.

When the stations open in 2013, none will have parking and only the Tysons East and Tysons West stations will have kiss-and-ride drop-offs. The county’s challenge lies in identifying how residents of the surrounding communities in McLean, Vienna and Falls Church will access these stations via pedestrian,bicycle and transit improvements.

The county is asking the public to take an online survey on the proposed improvements, such as neighborhood bus routes and locations for crosswalks within Tysons.

In addition, Fairfax is holding public meetings this week where residents can take the survey and ask county officials questions. The first meeting in McLean Tuesday was attended by about 75 people who viewed several maps and then split into focus groups to outline their concerns and priorities for station access.

Another meeting is scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria of George C. Marshall High School, located at 7731 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church.

Tysons employees can give their input at a meeting scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Teqcorner Building at 1616 Anderson Road in McLean.

Vienna residents can attend a meeting scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria of Westbriar Elementary School located at 1741 Pine Valley Drive in Vienna.

Fairfax will present a final report in June with the public’s recommendations and priorities on the bus transit, pedestrian and bicycle facility improvements.

By  |  12:35 PM ET, 03/23/2011

Categories:  Metro, Silver Line, Northern Virginia, Northern Virginia

 
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