Commonwealth Initiates “Super NoVa” Transit Study
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will initiate a study of current and projected commuter patterns in the northern part of Virginia to plan transit and transportation demand management (TDM) enhancements needed to keep Northern Virginia moving.
The “Super NoVa” study will disregard jurisdictional boundaries in order to develop a comprehensive plan to address transit improvements necessary to move people to and from the employment centers of Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area. The Super NoVa study area will cover commuting within Northern Virginia as traditionally defined, as well as west from the Shenandoah Valley, south through Culpeper and Caroline counties, and east from the Northern Neck. The impact of commuters traveling from Maryland, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. into Northern Virginia will also be considered in the study.