About the West End Transitway
The City of
Alexandria is proposing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system along the Van Dorn/Beauregard
corridor (West End Transitway) that will provide robust high-capacity transit
operations between the Van Dorn Metrorail station, Shirlington Transit Center, Beauregard
residential area and the Pentagon using a combination of dedicated and shared
lanes. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA),
as amended, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as lead agency and the
City of Alexandria as project sponsor are preparing a combined Alternatives
Analysis and Environmental Assessment (AA/EA) for the West End Transitway.
This plan – a combined Alternatives Analysis and
Environmental Assessment (AA/EA) for the West End Transitway – will provide a
detailed level of analysis and engineering (an Alternatives Analysis), and
include an environmental analysis and interagency review (an Environmental
Assessment) which is required for the project to be eligible to receive federal
funding. The future transitway will provide residents of the City an
alternative mode of travel that is fast, efficient, comfortable and reliable. Agencies
and the public will be invited to participate in the AA/EA for the West End
Transitway to help the City of Alexandria identify transit ridership needs,
tradeoffs, measures of success and hurdles to overcome.
The first Policy Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting for the West
End Transitway AA/EA has been scheduled and is open to the public.
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: Alexandria City Hall, Room 1101 (Sister
Cities Conference Room)
This meeting is open to the public. The City of
Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, email Geralyn.Taylor@alexandriava.org
or call 703-746-4084, Virginia Relay 711.
If you have any questions or need additional information,
please contact Allan Fye at email@example.com
Please be sure to sign up for the eNews service
at www.alexandriava.gov/enews and select West End Transitway.
- Take our survey! A number of activities were presented at the 1st public meeting for the West End Transitway on April 22, 2014. We have created a survey of those activities so that people who weren't able to attend the meeting can participate online. Take the survey here.
- The first public meeting for the AA/EA was held on Thursday, May 22 from 4-8 p.m. at Landmark Mall. Materials from the meeting are below.
Over the 18 months, the AA and EA will be conducted using
input gathered from public meetings, focus groups and subject matter experts to
inform transit improvement decisions for the West End Transitway.
additional information, please contact Allan Fye, Principal Planner, via phone at 703.746.4151 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.