Money Magazine recently ranked Prince William County 13th in the nation for job growth, a dramatic increase when compared to its' #17 ranking in 2000.
Prince William County employment increased 40.1% during the 10 year period and 7% between 2009 and 2010 alone - "and the beat goes on"
New commercial facilities and Prince William's AAA bond rating were two of the factors cited in the report
However, it is also obvious that level of growth requires a transportation system that can move county residents quickly and smoothly. As you can see by the map at the right Prince William County is not the closest community to the Pentagon and Washington, DC. When people relocate to Northern Virginia there are four items most of them consider when they make a decision as to where they will live. They are commuting, schools, shopping and recreation.
When you live somewhere as congested as the National Capital Area commuting is measured in time, not miles. Commuting will be the focal point of this video and post.
If you make it easy for people to travel to, from and within Prince William County they will want to come home in Prince William County.
Since the majority of the major work centers are north of Prince William County commuters are faced with travel along the I-95 and I-66 corridors. However, the job growth within Prince William County gives rise to new transportation issues.
County planners faced this challenge as well as the fact that the county had a 43% increase in population according to the 2010 census. That amount of growth can place a tremendous strain on a county's ability to facilitate commuting for its' citizens.
Commuting north required decisions at the state, regional and county level. In the past decade major steps forward were taken.
COMMUTER RAIL to Alexandria, Crystal City and Washington became reality on both sides of the county when Virginia Railway Express began service.
COMMUTER BUS service under the auspices of the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission provides service to the Pentagon, Washington, DC and Tysons Corner as well as several types of intra-county service
GETTING TO THE TRAIN AND BUS Being a REALTOR® I am one of those people who is among the first group to recognize a problem. In my opinion the County Board of Supervisors took a forward looking approach in 2006 when they created the Transportation Department. Since its' inception it has completed 86.43 miles of new and/or improved roads.
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