RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FAUQUIER COUNTY’S COMMENTS ON
THE PRINCE WILLIAM TRANSPORTATION PLAN

WHEREAS, Prince William County is updating its transportation and land use chapters of the Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, Fauquier County is a neighboring jurisdiction and has been asked to provide input on the Plan in preparation for a Prince William Board of Supervisors public hearing on the matter in December 2009; and

WHEREAS, Fauquier County shares three major arterial roadway corridors with Prince William County, specifically Lee Highway (Route 29/15), Catlett Road (Route 28), and Vint Hill Road (Route 215); and

WHEREAS, in August 2009, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors amended the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan to specify that Vint Hill Road (Route 215) will remain two lanes along its existing alignment for as long as practicable; and

WHEREAS, the adopted Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan calls for Route 29 to be maintained as a rural freeway; and

WHEREAS, on August 14, 2008, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to promote freight and passenger rail so as to decrease the number of trips per day along arterial roadways; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan promotes the preservation of its local historic, environmental, and agricultural resources; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of September 2009, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors supports maintaining and maximizing the existing road capacity of Lee Highway (Route 29/15), Catlett Road (Route 28), and Vint Hill Road (Route 215) in Prince William County; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors supports the proposed policy to maximize the operation of the current transportation network where possible using transportation system management (TSM) strategies; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors supports the proposed policy to reduce expended traffic demand through the use of transportation demand management strategies; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors supports the proposed policy to plan for new and widened roadways to be sensitive to environmental features and cultural resources; and, be it

RESOLVED FINALLY, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors supports the proposed goal to develop a countywide transit network that provides for the mobility needs of all county residents, connects land uses and people, integrates multiple modes of transportation, and reduces vehicle miles traveled in single occupancy vehicles.

                                                                                    A Copy Teste 

                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla
                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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