Route 7 BRT

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Route 7
Overview
Status proposed
Route
Route type Bus rapid transit
Locale Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, and Fairfax County, Virginia
Start Spring Hill
End Mark Center
Length 11 mi (18 km)
Stations 20[1]
Service
Level Daily
Daily ridership 9,500 (projected)

Route 7 BRT is a proposed 11 miles (18 km) Bus Rapid Transit line between the Spring Hill Washington Metro station and the Mark Center.[2] It would serve the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, as well as Fairfax County, Virginia.

Route[edit]

The bus route is being proposed by the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission to alleviate congestion along the corridor. It would primarily run along Route 7 in Alexandria, Falls Church, and Tysons Corner. The proposed alignment would also connect to the East Falls Church station. The 11 mile route is projected to have a daily ridership of 9,500 passengers. Most of the bus route would be along a bus-only lane, but it would travel in mixed traffic in certain sections of route 7.[3] Fairfax County will study widening part of Route 7 to accommodate dedicated bus lanes.[4] Phase three of the project, which will identify eminent domain issues, started in June 2018.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Smith, Max (May 3, 2018). "Route 7 bus lanes advancing". WTOP-FM. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
  2. ^ Lazo, Luz (April 8, 2016). "In Virginia, a plan for bus rapid transit along Route 7". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  3. ^ Di Caro, Martin (April 12, 2016). "Dedicated Bus Lanes Planned For Most Of Route 7 Between Tysons Corner, Alexandria". WAMU. Retrieved 2017-01-31.
  4. ^ Smith, Max (February 17, 2018). "Route 7 widening, bus rapid transit through Tysons set to move forward". WTOP-FM. Retrieved 2018-02-26.