Tri-County Parkway Location Study
Who's Involved?Virginia Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
Department Of Transportation (VDOT)
Study Manager: Loretta Markham
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is responsible for building, maintaining and operating the state's roads, bridges and tunnels. Virginia has the third largest state-maintained highway system in the country, just behind North Carolina and Texas.
Highway Administration (FHWA)
The FHWA is sponsoring this study and will be the lead federal agency. The FHWA provides federal funds to projects and develops regulations, policies, and guidelines to achieve safety, access, economic development, and more. The FHWA staff works together with state and local transportation agencies across the county to ensure America is kept moving--safely, efficiently, economically, and without harm to our environment.
PB has been selected by VDOT to perform the technical and procedural aspects of the EIS process. PB Staff will serve as project managers, overseeing all aspects of the data gathering and analysis. The PB team is comprised of PB staff and their subconsultants, AECOM Consulting Transportation Group, Air Survey Corporation, Coastal Carolina Research, Cordell & Crumley Communication Strategists, EEE Consulting, Inc., Land Planning & Design Associates, and Wetlands Studies and Solutions.
The FHWA, as the lead agency, has solicited the participation of several other key agencies to serve as cooperating agencies in the EIS process. They include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Park Service. Each of these agencies will participate and provide on-going guidance to the Study Team throughout the process. Their guidance is paramount to the successful completion of a comprehensive EIS.
In 2001, the Virginia Secretary of Transportation appointed an Advisory Committee for the Tri-County Parkway Location Study. The Committee functions as a primary means of communication between the Study Team and the local jurisdictions. The Committee includes officials from the Commonwealth Transportation Board, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, and Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties.
The Committee will review study
information, analyses, and recommendations, and will
provide feedback to the Study Team.
The Study Technical Committee, comprised of technical representatives of agencies and local governments, will review conceptual plans and provide technical oversight for the design process. During Technical Committee meetings, the group will review and comment upon the applicability of data sources, analysis tools and methodology, interpretation of analysis results, and the formulation of conclusions and recommendations taking into account other regional studies.
(click on the individual members to view their Web sites)
Bull Run Regional Park, Northern Virginia Regional Park Service
Fairfax County Park Authority
City of Manassas
City of Manassas Park
Manassas National Battlefield Park, National Park Service
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Northern Virginia Transportation Commission
Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
Prince William County
Prince William Park Authority
VDOT Projects and Plans