2019 BWI Trail Bike Tour Recap

A fun group ready for the tour

A group of bicycle experts in various disciplines led a fun and informative bike ride around the BWI Trail under gorgeous weather conditions. The group stopped at several points to highlight nearby relevant transportation and other public facilities, such as state MDOT TSO and MDOT SHA employment centers, and multimodal transportation facilities, including the BWI MARC/Amtrak station, MDOT MTA light rail, state- and county-maintained roadways, other bicycle/pedestrian facilities, public schools, and, of course, BWI Airport.

Other topics covered included:

  • Bike parking at rail stations
  • Maryland’s SHSP and BRTB pedestrian/bicycle safety programs
  • Connections from the BWI Trail to other regional bike facilities and the trail’s role within longer multi-state bicycle trails
  • Pedestrian/bicycle facility access to schools
  • Pedestrian/bicycle safety training opportunities

Many of the participants stayed after the ride for a picnic lunch to continue discussing multimodal topics relevant in the Baltimore and DC regions.

2019 Loudoun County Technical Meeting

Please join your ITE colleagues for a technical meeting in Loudoun County offices to learn about the County Transportation group and ongoing projects within the County. Lunch will be provided at the meeting. We look forward to seeing you!

REGISTER HERE!

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PMĀ 

Location: Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure

101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 102, Leesburg, VA 20177

Tentative Agenda:

  • Presentation by Joe Kroboth, Jim Zeller, Enrique Gonzalez, and other Loudoun County Staff
  • Lunch will be provided

Additional details about the agenda are being finalized soon. Please keep an eye out for more information.

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2019 Fairfax County Technical Meeting Recap

The technical meeting at Fairfax County took place on April 22nd at the Fairfax County Government Center. A full crowd was on hand to listen to three speakers from the Fairfax County Department of Transportation lead technical discussions about subjects concerning the the future of the County.

The first presentation, led by Vanessa Aguayo, was about the Fairfax County proposal to construct a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system along the Richmond Highway corridor. Among the topics discussed were the community stakeholder involvement in the project and how BRT might affect future redevelopment of the corridor.

The second presentation, led by Vanessa Holt, was about cut-through mitigation techniques in Fairfax County. Discussed during the presentation were the County’s research into how transportation authorities from across the country mitigate cut-through traffic and the role community stakeholders play in the process of implementing cut-through mitigation techniques.

The third presentation, led by Gregory Fuller, was about the redevelopment plan of Tyson’s Corner into a more connective, multi-modal urban center. The challenges and proposed solutions to redevelopment were discussed during this presentation.