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Schedule of Services for the Christmas Holiday Week -- Updated 12/22/2014 12:38:16 PM

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas holidays. Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, December 24. There is no collection scheduled on Thursday, December 25; and Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, December 26.

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Media Advisory
MARCH 30, 2009 #09-016

Alexandria Police Start Motorcoach Enforcement Campaign

The Alexandria Police Department will begin an active enforcement campaign, which specifically focuses on the idling, double-parking and unlawful loading/unloading practices of motorcoaches throughout Alexandria.

The Alexandria Police Department will focus on three particular violations: 
 Idling longer than 15 minutes is prohibited by Virginia Code §46.2-1224.1 subject to a $50 fine. Additionally, City Code 9-12-164 stipulates that buses parked in designated spots must turn off their motors when parked.
 Double parking; stopping so as to obstruct traffic and stopping to load or unload passengers in the traveled portion of any street are prohibited according to City Code 10-4-4, 10-4-5 and 10-4-15. The penalty is a $200 fine.
 Tour and sight-seeing buses may not use locations other than designated parking spaces according to City Code 9-12-162. The penalty is a $100 fine.

Alexandria will remain a welcoming destination for visitors and tourism.  However, the City is proactively working to manage motorcoaches and balance their operational needs with measures to limit intrusive effects on our neighborhoods, environment, and quality of life in Alexandria.
For more information about the City’s motorcoach management efforts visit  Additionally, residents and business owners are encouraged to sign up for the motorcoach eNews to receive regular updates about the City’s motorcoach management efforts, police reports, and information about future meetings.

For further information, contact the Media Services Unit at 703.838.4636.


3600 Wheeler Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22304
TDD 703.838.4896

Fax: 703.838.4978

Information Services Section
Fax: 703.746.1936

Chief of Police
Fax: 703.746.1945

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.