These projects were requested by local governments or organizations and were approved by the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority and forwarded to the governor's office.


* $732,500 for signal timing improvements on Duke Street and crosswalk improvements for the blind.

* $500,000 for global positioning systems to alert DASH bus riders at busy stops to bus arrival times.


* $1.86 million for improved bus service in the Columbia Pike corridor, including upgrading bus stops and providing bus arrival information.

* $272,000 for marketing programs to encourage transit ridership and carpooling and to encourage employers to provide Metrochek, telecommuting and flexible work hours.

Fairfax City

* $400,000 for improvements to Fairfax Circle -- installing missing sidewalk segments and improving road signs, pavement markings and crosswalks.

Fairfax County

* $1.87 million to extend or add turn lanes to prevent backups at seven intersections.

* $1.52 million for improvements at six intersections.

* $700,000 to improve the area of Interstate 95 and southbound Van Dorn Street.

* $2 million to increase bus service in the Richmond Highway corridor and begin a multilingual pedestrian safety and transit education program.

* $800,000 to develop a shuttle service to the Burke Centre and Rolling Road Virginia Railway Express stations.

* $1 million to complete gaps in sidewalks and trails.

Fairfax Coalition for Smarter Growth

* $150,000 to install traffic signals for pedestrian crossings and to build pedestrian safety islands at intersections within a half-mile of Huntington Metro station.


* $420,000 to design and build a right-turn lane from eastbound Edwards Ferry Road to the southbound Route 15 bypass.

Loudoun County

* $2 million to expand commuter bus service.

Prince William County

* $2 million toward widening the Route 28 bridge over Broad Run.

* $600,000 toward an additional left-turn lane from Prince William Parkway onto Liberia Avenue.

Tysons Transportation Association

* $300,000 for intersection improvements in Tysons Corner.

Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission

* $30,000 to increase marketing of ride sharing and commuter bus service from the Front Royal area into Northern Virginia.

Virginia Department of Transportation

* $178,000 to extend the left-turn lane from eastbound Little River Turnpike onto Hummer Road.

Virginia Railway Express

* $950,000 to expand parking at the Rippon, Manassas and Broad Run stations and to improve the access road at Broad Run.


* $1.2 million to advertise and market Metrobus and Metrorail to Northern Virginians.

* $500,000 to provide maps and bus route information in Northern Virginia.

SOURCE: Virginia governor's office