Identifying transportation solutions is a top priority as your district supervisor. I personally understand your frustrations because my husband commutes to Fairfax County every day. Too many Prince William residents spend hours on the road instead of with their families, and I have been dedicated to finding creative, fiscally responsible solutions for safer and shorter commutes.
I’ve been a champion of reducing gridlock on our local roads. I successfully advanced the Kettle Run/Vint HIll Road widening and additional sidewalks to fully accommodate Patriot High School traffic. I also fought for the board to refocus on fully connecting University Boulevard, a project that has sat incomplete for years. I secured a VDOT revenue sharing grant to advance the Sudley Manor Drive to Edmonston Drive segment that will serve as a new alternate in the Linton Hall Corridor.
I’ve also been successful bringing the county and my colleagues together to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in regional, state, and federal funding for our major western arteries. The Route 28 Phase II and III expansion Is funded and underway, and includes safety improvements at the intersections of Pennsylvania Ave, Piper Lane, and Linton Hall that I fought for after complaints from many constituents. I have also fought to keep major Route 234 bypass expansion projects for University Boulevard and Balls Ford Road on time and on budget.
I worked closely with HOA boards to accelerate new paving for neighborhoods like Irongate and Brookside. I spoke out against the I-66 tolls, and am currently pushing VDOT to improve road markings and conditions that have become a serious safety issue on I66. .
As a member of the Potomac-Rappahannock Transportation Commission and the VRE Operations Board, I’m am an active voice on expanding public transit routes in western Prince William. During my term, new Omniride bus routes in Manassas, Gainesville, and Haymarket have been added to provide direct service to high-volume metro stations. We also focus on efficiencies for our local routes. I am dedicated to advancing Omniride’s strategic plan to focus on budget-friendly ways to accommodate more western riders and create faster service routes. A great first step is the recent opening of a western maintenance facility to get western riders home faster when mechanical issues arise.
My work is also bringing expanded infrastructure to attract more western VRE riders. By 2022 riders will enjoy new access to the parking lot off of Residency Road, increased train capacity and even more service times. Ultimately, I strive to expand VRE service to Broad Run and maintain our rail system’s national reputation for timely, efficient service.