I-95/I-395 Transit/TDM Study
About the Project
In conjunction with the I-95/I-395 HOV/Bus/HOT Lanes Project, a recommended plan has been developed to enhance transit and travel demand management services (TDM) in the corridor. TDM involves various services/strategies designed to reduce demand on roadways, including carpooling, vanpooling, and telecommuting.
DRPT managed the study and was guided by a Technical Advisory Committee consisting of local, state, regional, and federal jurisdictional/agency staff.
The study addressed two goals:
1) Maintain transit and High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) ridership
2) Make use of the HOT lane features to attract new transit and HOV riders
Recommended Transit/TDM Improvements Included:
- TDM initiatives to increase carpooling, vanpooling and slugging
- Modifications to existing routes to serve new markets
- New bus services
- Fixed guideway/rail
- Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
- Enhanced VRE/Amtrak
Other capital improvements such as:
- Improvements to transit stations
- New/improved Park and Ride lots
- In-line transit stations at major activity centers
HOV/Bus/HOT Lanes Project
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) partnered with Fluor-Transurban in the development of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lane projects for Interstates 95/395 and the Capital Beltway/Interstate 495. The projects were designed to help alleviate congestion.
The I-95/395 project expands the existing HOV lanes on I-95/395 from two to three lanes and extends two new lanes south to Massaponax.
Two HOV/Bus/HOT lanes have been added in each direction between the Springfield Interchange and just north of the Dulles Toll Road as part of the Capital Beltway/I-495 project.
All of these lanes have become HOV/Bus/HOT lanes – meaning buses and carpools with three or more people can continue to use the lanes for free, while non-HOV motorists can choose to pay a toll and access the lanes as well.
The new I-95/395 lanes are reversible, meaning traffic operations personnel will use them to move traffic into the region during peak in-bound commute times, and out of the region during out-bound peak periods, like traditional HOV lanes. The Capital Beltway HOV/Bus/HOT lanes are not reversible.
I-95/395 Bus Rapid Transit Study
- Cover Page, Table of Contents
- Executive Summary
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Conditions Within the Corridor
- Chapter 3: BRT Definition
- Chapter 4: BRT Operating Scenarios
- Chapter 5: Analysis of Priority Bus/ BRT System
- Chapter 6: Recommendations
- Chapter 7: Appendices