James A. Robertson
The Transportation Committee works with neighborhoods to identify problem intersections and other safety related issues on local streets and roadways. This includes both pedestrian and bicycle issues. The Committee established a pedestrian sub-committee in 2013 specifically to address and prioritize sidewalk issues in the MCA area. Members work closely with County and State transportation departments (DOT and VDOT) and with the District Supervisor to find solutions. Committee members follow the progress of major transportation initiatives that impact McLean, such as Rail to Dulles, and the Beltway widening proposal and prepare recommendations for MCA Board consideration.
The Committee meets the second Tuesday of the month. Please review the event calendar on MCA home page for meeting dates and times.
On October 14, 2014, the Transportation Committee organized a public meeting, Update on Transportation Issues in the McLean Area. This MCA event featured an informative discussion with Tom Biesiadny, Director of the Fairfax Department of Transportation, and addressed issues such as upcoming transportation spending priorities, sidewalk and intersection improvements, and bicycle and bus routes. Mr. Beisiadany also answered a number of questions from the audience. Please click this link for more information.
On April 1, 2014, the Transportation Committee organized a public meeting, Meeting with Virginia Secretary Transportation, Aubrey Layne. The MCA co-hosted this event with the Great Falls Citizens Association to learn how the new Virginia Secretary of Transportation proposed to tackle our area's most significant transportation challenges. The meeting provided valuable insight on how Secretary Layne plans to address these challenges as well as allowing members of the public to pose questions regarding their individual concerns.