Thursday, March 12, 2015

Volunteers Sought for Transit Development Plan Stakeholders Working Group

Loudoun County is recruiting members for a stakeholders working group to provide recommendations for the Transit Development Plan (TDP) update. The TDP is a six-year bus operations plan that will serve as a guide for countywide bus operations between 2016 and 2022.
The main focus of the TDP is on service changes related to the arrival of the Metrorail Silver Line in Loudoun which is expected in late 2018 or early 2019. The TDP will also concentrate on improvements to the entire Loudoun County bus system, including the local bus, commuter bus and paratransit bus services.


The county is recruiting three commuter bus riders, three local bus riders and three individuals who don't ride transit now, but anticipate using transit when the Silver Line begins operation in Loudoun. There will be six additional members appointed -- two from the Commuter Bus Advisory Board, two from the Disability Services Board and two from the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce.  


The working group will meet twice with meetings expected to be scheduled in the evening. The first meeting on April 16, will be to provide stakeholder input into the development of the TDP implementation plan. The second meeting, which will take place in late August or September, is to review the draft of the implementation plan and provide final comments. Selected members will be expected to attend both meetings. 


The application for the TDP Stakeholders Working Group is available online at, by email at, or at the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure, located on the 4th floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 24.


Members of the public do not have to be on the working group to provide input into the TDP. Loudoun County is collecting information from the public about the county's existing bus service and what types of transit service citizens would like to see implemented in the future.  More information, including information on upcoming public meetings, and an online comment form, is available at  


If you have questions about the stakeholders group or the TDP project, call the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure at 703-771-5665.


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