Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway Project
Recognized by American Council of Engineering Companies for Crystal
City-Potomac Yard Transitway
January 22, the City was recognized by the American Council of Engineering
Companies of the Metropolitan Washington region (ACEC/MW) at the Engineering
Excellence Awards for its Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway project.
The project received an Honor Award, which recognizes projects that demonstrate
a high degree of achievement, value, and ingenuity. The City’s project
was recognized for the engineering solutions required to overcome challenges
related to the project’s location, which is on the site of a former rail
facility; complex design, and construction activities required to build a
transitway between active lanes of traffic along the Route 1 corridor. This
recognition qualifies the project to be entered in the national ACEC
Engineering Excellence Awards competition, award winners will be announced
later this year.
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Metroway Off to Strong Start
new Metroway premium transit service, which opened in late August, has begun
with a strong start, raising weekday ridership to nearly 1,500 per day. This
exceeds ridership of the 9S bus (the Crystal City/Potomac Yard shuttle, which
was replaced by Metroway) by 50% and builds on unchanged 9A bus ridership
(which also operates through the four Alexandria Metroway stations).
Metroway, 9S and 9A Ridership, August 1-September 16,
Metroway Service Begins!
- Metroway service between Braddock Road and Crystal City Metro Stations, via the Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway, began Sunday, August 24th.
- Metroway replaces the Metrobus 9S and features dedicated bus-only lanes, consolidated bus stops, greater bus frequency, later night service, seven days a week.
- Buses run every 12 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes on weekends.
- Services operates during the following hours:
- Monday-Thursday: 5:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Friday: 5:30 a.m. - midnight
- Saturday: 6:30 a.m. - midnight
- Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- See metrowayva.com for all the details.
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- On Saturday, August 23rd, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place to celebrate the opening of the Crystal City-Potomac Yard Transitway.
- Alexandria Mayor and WMATA Board Mayor Bill Euille was master of ceremonies and delivered the opening remarks.
- Guest speakers at the ceremony included:
- Mary Hughes Hynes, Vice Chair of the Arlington County Board
- Timothy Lovain, Second Vice Chair of the Transportation Planning Board and Alexandria City Councilmember
- Matthew Welbes, Executive Director of the Federal Transit Administration
- Jennifer Mitchell, Director of the Virginia Department of Rail & Public Transportation
- Jack Requa, Assistant General Manager of Bus Services at WMATA
- The Mayor, City Councilmembers, and guest speakers opened the transitway with a ribbon cutting and ceremonial first ride on the new Metroway service.
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- Real-time bus arrival screens in all transit stations
- Extension of dedicated transitway from South Glebe Rd. to Crystal City in Arlington
- Metroway route to be extended to Pentagon City Metrorail Station with new stops at Fayette St. in Alexandria and Pentagon City Metro Station and 33rd & Crystal Dr. in Arlington