Transportation Authority Hosts Open House

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority has released the following statement about an open house Tuesday evening at Marshall High School in the Falls Church area:

NVTA invites public to comment on 2030 transportation plan update.
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Arlington, VA -- The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) invites the public to an open house and public hearing on December 6, 2005 at:
George C. Marshall High School - 7731 Leesburg Pike - Falls Church, VA 22043
Open House 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Presentation at 6:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Public Hearing and Comment Period 7:30 pm
--West Falls Church Metro Station and Metrobus routes 28A & 28B--
The NVTA will present the initial results of a year-long study of the entire Northern Virginia transportation system starting with current conditions in 2005 and projecting conditions for 2030 that reflect the construction of planned improvements.  The NVTA seeks public comment on the draft blueprint for how the region intends to address clogged roadways, overcrowded trains and unsafe conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Extensive efforts were made to seek public input regarding the projects that should take priority in specific corridors throughout the region. The public was also asked about their commuting habits and how they felt their priority projects should be funded.
One of the primary goals for TransAction 2030 is to develop a final list of projects to receive priority funding.  This is critical due to the estimated funding shortfall of over $15 billion, despite allocation of over $3 billion to the Dulles rail and other projects. 

Public statement guidelines and special needs interpreters will be available
Anyone wishing to make a public statement at the Public Hearing is asked to register their name in advance by calling 1-888-710-2030, TDD (800) 828-1120. Comments will be limited to three minutes for individuals and five minutes for organizations.
Sign language interpreters will be on hand from 5pm to 10 pm for the hearing impaired.  Spanish interpreters will also be on hand from 5pm to 10 pm. 
Anyone requiring additional special accommodation is asked to call or e-mail their specific needs to <> before 5pm December 5, 2005.
Quotes from Public Officials
"We urge the public to attend this important meeting.  Shortly after this hearing, we will issue the long range plan that will, if funded, go a long way to solving the region's transportation problems involving transit, roads, technology and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure.  The people in this region know what they want and are willing to pay for it.  It is now time for us to empower them to do so through this plan and the funds it will take to realize it"-The Honorable David F. Snyder, Chairman, NVTA

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