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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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Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Project Moves Forward With Staff Report for Consideration by Alexandria City Council

The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project reached its next milestone, as City of Alexandria staff issued a report recommending Alternative B for the construction of a new station.  The staff report, along with the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) published on March 27, will be 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 will be held before the Alexandria City Council.

  • City Council Public Hearing
    Saturday, May 16, 9:30 a.m. 
    City Hall, Council Chamber, 301 King St. 

The staff report will also be discussed at the following board, commission, and committee meetings:

  • Board of Architectural Review
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
    City Hall, Council Chamber, 301 King St.
    Docket Memo  
  • Environmental Policy Commission
    Monday, May 4, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
    Virginia Tech Alexandria Campus, Third Floor Conference Room, 1021 Prince St.
  • Planning Commission
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
    City Hall, Council Chamber, 301 King St.
    Docket Memo  
  • Park and Recreation Commission
    Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
    Charles Houston Recreation Center, Multipurpose Room, 901 Wythe Ave.
  • Transportation Commission
    Monday, May 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
    City Hall, Council Chamber, 301 King St.   
  • Potomac Yard Metrorail Station Implementation Work Group (PYMIG)
    Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
    City Hall, Council Chamber, 301 King St.

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 WMATA/NEPA Public Hearing, 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  

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

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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