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Kelly Hannon 540-374-3344
Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov

LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
Tina.Bundy@VDOT.virginia.gov

FRED-82822

May 28, 2015



NEW HOV CARPOOLING SIGNS, PICKUP AREA PROPOSED AT STAFFORDBORO PARK & RIDE
Changes intended to provide better direction, experience for rideshare users

FREDERICKSBURG—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is proposing new destination signs and an additional pickup area for HOV carpooling in the Staffordboro Boulevard Park & Ride lot to better serve commuters.

After a period of observation in the parking lot, and an online survey of users who rideshare from the HOV carpooling area, also known as slugging, VDOT is proposing:

• Destination signs for the Pentagon, Crystal City, and Rosslyn lines
• New, separate HOV carpooling pickup area for Rosslyn sluggers
• Crosswalks spanning the lot’s central access road

View an online map of the proposed changes: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/resources/Fredericksburg/Proposed_Changes,_Staffordboro_Blvd._Park_Ride_Map.html

“We received more than 60 responses to our online survey about slugging and congestion near the HOV carpooling area,” said Sean Nelson, VDOT Fredericksburg Residency Administrator. “Many commuters requested better signage to identify HOV carpooling destinations, and suggested space for an additional HOV carpooling pickup area in the Staffordboro lot. We have proposed these changes to provide better direction in the lot, and to reduce minor congestion in the HOV carpooling pickup line.”

VDOT is seeking comments on the proposed changes through Friday, June 26. Riders can send comments to Kelly.Hannon@VDOT.Virginia.Gov. Please put “Staffordboro comment” in the email subject line of the email.

The Stafforboro Park & Ride lot provides more than 1,800 parking spaces in Stafford’s Route 610 corridor, less than a mile from Interstate 95. VDOT opened an additional 1,000 spaces in the lot in November 2014.

To learn more about all of VDOT’s Park & Ride facilities statewide, visit www.VirginiaDOT.org:

http://www.virginiadot.org/travel/parkride/home.asp

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