July 1st, 2011
You have the opportunity to help Tysons employees improve their commutes by letting them know about Nuride. This free online service offers rewards for taking public transportation, telecommuting, carpooling, vanpooling, walking or biking.
As part of the initial promotion, 1,000 points will be awarded to everyone using the PROMO CODE: MEGAEST. Tysons commuters sign up at www.gotysons.org/nuride and earn points for each car-free trip they record on the web site. Points can then be redeemed for coupons, discounts and special offers from nearly 50 local restaurants and retailers. There are weekly drawings to win $100 in free groceries from SHOPPERS.
Click here for a draft e-mail to send to all individuals at your organization. Employers who get the most employees each month to join Nuride will earn 1,000 bonus pints for every NuRider during the month. Buildings with the highest participation will be recognized by VDOT through various communication channels.
Contact Janice Fortunato, VA Megaprojects Employer Solutions (571-626-7247, firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
June 5th, 2012
Booz Allen Hamilton, Freddie Mac, MITRE and Noblis are among the major employers in the Tysons Corner area awarded plaques and Fairfax County Board of Supervisors proclamations at the Virginia Megaprojects Employer Recognition Event held at KPMG on June 5.
The event was held to recognize employers who offer and encourage telework, vanpooling, carpooling, transit, flex schedules, NuRide and more to help their employees better navigate the 495 Express Lanes and Dulles Metrorail Extension construction projects taking place at the same time.
Keynote Speaker DRPT Director Thelma Drake recognized nearly 60 employers who attended the breakfast event as well as “the entire alphabet soup of partners – DRPT, VDOT, MWAA, Fairfax County, WMATA, TYTRAN, and our host company for today’s event – KPMG.”
“Of course, we also owe thanks to Transurban-Fluor and the Virginia Megaprojects Employer Solutions Team,” she said in her remarks.
Because of these partnerships coupled with employers who have embraced transportation demand management (TDM) options for their employees, more than 12,000 passenger trips per month have been saved in the past six months alone.
Master of Ceremonies VDOT’s Regional Transportation Director for Virginia Megaprojects John Lynch said few in his industry have had the opportunity to be a part of such an impressive public private partnership to bring so many transportation solutions to a single region.
“It’s been my honor to oversee the development and construction of five specific projects that make up the Megaprojects for Northern Virginia including the 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes, Dulles Rail Project, the I-95 4th
Lane Widening, the Fairfax County Parkway through the Army Proving Ground and support for other BRAC Projects,” Lynch said.
KPMG vanpoolers featured in a video and other TDM participants were recognized among the 85 attendees who raised their hands to indicate whether they walked, biked, took the metro, used transit, carpooled, vanpooled or teleworked to do their part to help mitigate congestion during the Virginia Megaprojects construction.
As DRPT Director Drake said, “Though a metaphorical speed bump for commuters today, the Virginia Megaprojects will result in the greatest improvements
made to the Commonwealth’s transportation system in over 50 years
View complete list of honorees and pictures from the event here
September 18th, 2012
The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) will unveil draft recommendations for the Super NoVa Transit and TDM Vision Plan. The Super NoVa region studied Northern Virginia, as traditionally defined, as well Culpeper, King George, and Caroline counties, and portions of the Shenandoah Valley, the District of Columbia and parts of Maryland and West Virginia.
The plan’s draft recommendations will be based on public and stakeholder input and extensive evaluation of future population growth, employment trends, land use, and travel demand. The draft recommendations for the Super NoVa Transit and TDM Vision Plan present a vision for enhanced regional mobility and include:
- Expansive commuter bus network throughout the region
- Interconnected network of high-capacity transit services in the region’s urban areas
- Network of hubs to connect people to transportation services and programs
- Increased coordination of local transit services across jurisdictional boundaries
- Pedestrian and bicycle improvements to enhance connections to transit services and facilities
- Comprehensive regional TDM strategy and programs
- Leveraging technology to enable people to make informed decisions about travel
The Super NoVa Transit/TDM Vision Planmeeting scheduleis as follows. All meetings will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, September 18 – Marriott Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South (Mark Center)
4641 Kenmore Avenue (at Seminary Rd & I-395), Alexandria, VA 22304
Monday, September 24 – Four Points by Sheraton Manassas Battlefield
10800 Vandor Lane, Manassas, VA 20109
Thursday, September 27 – Herndon Middle School
901 Locust Street, Herndon, Fairfax, VA 20170
A formal presentation will be offered each evening at 7 p.m. For citizens who cannot make the meetings, the presentation will be made available on the study website by September 18, 2012, www.SuperNoVaTransitVision.com
. Public comment forms will also be available online. Additionally, written comments may be mailed to: Super NoVa Transit/TDM Vision Plan
Attn: Public Comment, 11400 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 400, Reston, VA 20191. Comments must be received by October 1, 2012, to be included in the official record.
The DRPT will strive to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in this public involvement opportunity. Contact the Title VI Compliance Officer Linda Maiden at (804) 786-4440 or TDD 711 for more information.
Si usted necesita servicios de traducción a participar, por favor manda un email: email@example.com