Falls Church, Va. – The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission will host a Community Chat on the planned Envision Route 7 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System focusing on the segment in Falls Church between I-66 and Seven Corners on Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. presentation.BRT is coming to Route 7 bringing better bus service for all
Envision this, a high-quality bus-based transit system that is faster, more reliable, more affordable, improves mobility and expands access to jobs to keep the community moving. NVTC is pleased to share that these benefits are in the planning stages of coming to you with the Envision Route 7 project, which is a BRT system designed to connect the Mark Center in Alexandria to Tysons via Bailey’s Crossroads, Seven Corners and Falls Church along the Route 7 corridor.
Route 7 is the second busiest corridor in Northern Virginia, and ridership remained strong during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the essential workers who rely on this service. BRT would upgrade transit quality through the 14-mile corridor, connect major job centers, connect one Metrorail station and one BRT service, serve more than 7,500 transit dependent riders weekly and increase pedestrian access to transit. To learn more about this project and the benefits of BRT, you are invited to Envision’s BRT Community Chat on Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. presentation at Meridian High School at 121 Mustang Alley, Falls Church, Virginia 22043.
About Envision Route 7
NVTC leads the planning process for Envision Route 7, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system designed to connect the Mark Center in Alexandria to Tysons via Bailey’s Crossroads, Seven Corners and Falls Church along the Route 7 corridor.
BRT is a high-quality bus-based transit system that delivers fast and efficient bus service that may include dedicated lanes, busways, traffic signal priority, off-board fare collection, elevated platforms, and enhanced stations. The Route 7 BRT project is part of a larger, regional network of BRT services planned in Northern Virginia that includes the Metroway in the City of Alexandria and Arlington County, the West End Transitway in the City of Alexandria and Embark Richmond Highway in Fairfax County.
By 2040, corridor population and job growth are expected to grow by 35%. As this area grows, BRT is expected to generate approximately 30,000 boardings each day, 25% of those are new trips and two-thirds of which will be for shopping and recreation.
For more info on Envision Route 7, please visit www.novatransit.org/programs/route7
Envision Route 7 maps and graphics are available here.