As the Silver Line extension project continues through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Herndon’s Economic Development Manager Dennis Holste, reflected on the state of other local transportation projects and changes to the town at the public Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce metro meeting last night (May 18).
By 2021, he said that the Reston Town Center, Herndon and Innovation Station stops should be complete, but the plans for the new update bus routes for the Fairfax Connector are up in the air.
There are currently 30 routes being proposed for the Herndon community but these cannot be finalized until public forums are held, according to Holste.
“They were supposed to hold community meetings in late March and early April,” he said. “But obviously due to COVID they were postponed.”
Though no new dates have been set for these meetings, Holste said they will likely be hosted in late summer or fall.
Currently, a survey is circulating online allowing people to view the proposed bus routes and submit feedback on their thoughts.
Also brought up in the meeting, the new environmental remediation work in Downtown Herndon, which has been completed according to Holste.
“The next step would be demolition of the building,” he said. “I don’t have an exact date but it should be shortly.”