The Wheels That Move Prince William County Also Moved Money Magazine

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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

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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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Erika Rogers
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HI Karen, congratulations on the good news in Money Magazine.  Interesting post about commuting in the Prince William County VA area.

Sep 08, 2011 04:33 AM #1
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Jerry Newman
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Hi Karen, 40% job growth over a Ten Year period is very impressive for Prince Williams County. I can certainly understand why transportation and commuting is so very important to all the residents in that area. Love your video on ways to get around in Price William County.

Sep 08, 2011 04:33 AM #2
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Erika  Thank you fot your insight

Sep 08, 2011 04:43 AM #3
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Jerry  We are now using video very extensively - it is really very effective

Sep 08, 2011 04:45 AM #4
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Vickie Nagy
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Wow! What great numbers! As you say, it heavily affects lifestyle and you have done a wonderful job helping relocating clients understand that you have answers to all their questions.

Sep 08, 2011 12:24 PM #5
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
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Karen I really like the title of your post.Its catchy. And watching the video was very helpful for anyone who is thinking about relocating to Prince William County VA. Don't know if you made it to any of the Meetups but if you went,so sorry that I couldn't make. Besides I never got a chance to meet you at Raincamp DC last year.

Sep 08, 2011 01:54 PM #6
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John Mayer
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Karen - Your job growth stats are great news. I just wish NASA would get a break in my area. We have lost a lot of jobs lately but the beat goes on with tourism and private aerospace companies. We have to stay positive.

Sep 08, 2011 02:31 PM #7
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Kay Van Kampen
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Karen, 48% growth is amazing.  It would be hard to keep up with the transportation problem there.  I would have a problem commuting without my car here.   No commuter rail or bus.

Sep 08, 2011 03:00 PM #8
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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Karen, what excellent news for Prince William County residents...both current and future! The 7% increase between 2009 and 2010 is amazing. :)

Leilani

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Vickie  We know the area well after living here for 35 years

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Lanre  I do look forward to meeting you at some point in time

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John  Like most Americans Arthur and I are disappointed to see NASA pushedinto the bacjground of science

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Kay  In extreme weather situations we are delayed significantly

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Leilani  Of course, the real estate breakdown hit us very hard - home construction was really hit hard

Sep 08, 2011 09:34 PM #14
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Karen, congrats to Prince William County...placing 13th on Money Magazines list of best places for job growth is quite an accomplishment.

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Teral McDowell
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hi Karen, you have certainly covered the bases of commuting to and from Prince William County. Your video was top-notch. 

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