Tysons, Va. — VHB, an engineering, environmental science, planning, and design firm with 23 offices along the East Coast, was selected by the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to provide parking access for transit riders at the VRE Manassas Park Station and to add capacity to the transit-oriented development goals included in the City of Manassas Park’s long-term vision.

The City of Manassas Park station and its existing parking facilities are currently at or above capacity on a daily basis. As the City of Manassas Park plans for even more mixed-use, transit-oriented development around the station, parking for VRE ridership is a critical component to support development objectives that feature easy multimodal access to the region’s transit system. VHB will work with stakeholders, including the City of Manassas Park, to develop future parking scenarios, considering the planned development in the study area and the street and block structure necessary for a walkable transit-oriented development district. VHB will use future VRE ridership projections for the station to quantify the long-term parking needs at Manassas Park.

VHB’s project team has planned, permitted, and designed thousands of parking areas using a comprehensive approach to transportation planning, traffic engineering and multimodal operations. Recent projects in the National Capital Region include: the Herndon Metrorail Station Area Plan in Herndon, Virginia; the Washington Union Station Master Development Plan in Washington, DC; and the Bayview Multimodal Transit Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

VHB’s task leader, Paul Moyer, AICP, ENV SP, brings 28 years of experience leading similar projects. Paul has extensive experience preparing park master plans, community revitalization plans, land use plans, corridor plans, design guidelines, and detailed implementation strategies, supporting both public and private clients in the Mid-Atlantic region. He is currently leading VHB’s efforts on the Union Station 2nd Century Master Plan, a project which includes construction of a new concourse facility, expansion of rail platforms, and improvements to transportation and parking facilities, as well as better pedestrian connections to the surrounding community.