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Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group

The Metrorail Station Feasibility Work Group was established in October 2008 and met over the course of a year and a half through February 2010. In order to ensure there is continuity between the previous initiatives and the implementation of the proposed Metrorail station, the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Feasibility Work Group will be re-convened as The Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group (PYMIG). This group will assist in the review of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), station concepts, funding, provide input to staff, the Transportation Commission and the City Council. For additional news and updates regarding the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station, visit  

The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services staff will provide coordinating support to the Work Group and will be supplemented by a consultant team and staff from other City departments. The staff of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will also assist. The Work Group is anticipated to meet over the next phases of the project implementation through construction of the station. The first meeting was held June 30, 2011 in the City Council Workroom. The meeting agenda covered background on the project, an update on the scoping of the EIS and what the next steps will be. The public is invited to attend all meetings.  For additional information, contact Lee Farmer at or call 703.746.4146.

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Recent News

Alexandria City Council Selects Location for New Potomac Yard Metrorail Station

At a special meeting on May 20, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously to endorse the construction of a new Potomac Yard Metrorail Station and select “Alternative B” as the preferred location.  The designation of a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) is a key milestone in the process to build this Metrorail station, and now permits the development of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for expected release this winter.

The Council resolution from the special meeting can be found here.

Staff Report

Staff Recommends Alternative B as Preferred Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Location for Consideration by Alexandria City Council

On April 24, the City of Alexandria staff issued a report recommending Alternative B for the construction of the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station.  The staff report, along with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) published on March 27, was the subject of eight public meetings and hearings prior to City Council’s consideration on May 20.

The staff report can be viewed here.

A public hearing on the staff report was held before the Alexandria City Council on Saturday, May 16.

The staff report was discussed at the following board, commission, and committee meetings:

The Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in the Federal register can be viewed here.

The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Draft Environmental Impact Statement can be viewed here.

Information on the upcoming City Council Public Hearing, and Boards, Commissions and Committee meetings can be found here.

Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Volume I: Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Section 4(f) Evaluation

Volume II: Technical Appendices

Functions of the Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group

  • Review Environmental Impact Statement documentation;
  • Provide policy guidance to City and WMATA staff;
  • Analyze station concept refinement; and
  • Consider funding issues related to the new Metrorail Station

Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group Members

  • William Euille, City Council
  • Justin Wilson, City Council
  • Steve Milone, Environmental Policy Commission
  • Jerry King, Transportation Commission
  • Kerry Donley, At-Large
  • Stephen Koenig, Planning Commission

Meetings & Materials for the Work Group  

May 13, 2015

March 31, 2015

January 29, 2015

October 23, 2014

June 26, 2014   

May 15, 2014  

 January 6, 2014  

June 10, 2013  

 January 30, 2013  

October 10, 2012  

June 30, 2011  

October 26, 2011  

February 6, 2012  

May 16, 2012  

Background Information