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Fairfax County rethinks names of planned Route 1 bus stations

Fairfax County is considering renaming three stations in the first phase of its Richmond Highway bus rapid transit project (via FCDOT)

Fairfax County is going back to the drawing board for the names of its proposed Richmond Highway bus rapid transit (BRT) stations.

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation says it is looking for feedback on names for three stations “in response to community ideas about better ways to reflect station location and community character,” according to a news release published today (Tuesday).

The three stations being revisited are:

  • Station #2: currently named Penn Daw, located at North Kings Highway and South Kings Hwy
  • Station #5: currently named Hybla Valley, located at Boswell Avenue and Fordson Road
  • Station #6: currently named Gum Springs, located at Sherwood Hall Lane

Dubbed “The One,” the planned BRT service will ultimately consist of nine stations in the Route 1 corridor, starting at the Huntington Metro station and ending in Fort Belvoir past the Woodlawn Plantation.

To gather input on what the stations should be called, FCDOT will host an open house at the Hybla Valley Community Center (7950 Audubon Avenue) from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

An online survey will also launch that day and stay open through Nov. 4.

Not expected to begin operations until 2030, the BRT will use dedicated bus lanes built in the median of Richmond Highway after the Virginia Department of Transportation widens the roadway from four to six lanes.

This summer, the county asked the public to weigh in on design elements and artwork at the future stations. The designs will be finalized by a Richmond Highway BRT Executive Commission in late spring 2023, according to FCDOT.

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