Lee Highway: From East Falls Church Metro Station to Rosslyn Metro Station
Washington Boulevard: From East Falls Church Metro Station to the intersection of Washington Boulevard and Route 50
Lee Highway recommendations
The documents below detail the bus stop improvement recommendations for Lee Highway.
Note: Some of the planned improvements require easements from private landholders that need to be obtained by the County before the planned recommendations can be implemented. Easements are often needed for the expansion of bus boarding/exiting areas, the relocation of bus stops, and the addition of new amenities. If changes are made to the proposed recommendations because the County was not able to obtain an easement, these documents will be updated.
- Map of Planned Bus Stop Location Changes
- Map of All Bus Stop Locations (after planned changes are implemented)
- Interactive Map
We also created a handout that lists the bus stop improvement recommendations by civic association.
About the Project
The goals of this project are to improve the quality of bus stops, bring all bus stops into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and increase the efficiency of bus service along the Lee Highway and Washington Boulevard corridors. These improvements are important for attracting new transit riders, increasing ridership among existing passengers, and improving the overall travel experience.
The project will achieve these goals by: (See examples in the photo gallery - at top right)
- Enhancing passenger amenities (benches, shelters, lean bars, scheduling information, etc.)
- Adding bus stop pads, ramps, curb extensions, and sidewalks
- Consolidating underutilized or closely spaced bus stops to provide a more streamlined bus service and increasing bus speed, thus lowering user travel time
- Increasing pedestrian and traffic safety (relocating stops, providing larger pedestrian waiting areas, and remedying hazardous sidewalk conditions)
All recommendations for improved bus stops will be based on established Arlington County and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) transit guidelines relating to safety, ADA compliance, bus service standards, ridership, and stop spacing.
Bus routes serving these corridors include:
- Lee Highway: ART 51, 55, 62; Metrobus 3Y
- Washington Boulevard: ART 42, 77, 51, 52, 53, 54; Metrobus 16Y, 38B, 2A
County Transit staff gave a project briefing to the Lee Highway Alliance in November 2017:
In January 2016, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission (NVTC) and the Commonwealth of Virginia signed an agreement allowing NVTC to use toll revenues from I-66 inside the Beltway to fund multimodal projects. These I-66 Commuter Choice projects, designed to benefit toll payers, will ease travel through this congested corridor. The Lee Highway and Washington Boulevard Bus Stop Consolidation and Accessibility Improvements Project is one of the initial projects that received funding from this NVTC program.
Arlington will also use state and local funding from its Bus Stop Accessibility and Improvement Program to implement proposed bus stop improvements.