Transportation & Environmental Services
Flood Action Alexandria is the City's comprehensive initiative to address flooding issues. The City is committed to working with its residents and businesses to mitigate the impacts of flooding and build community resiliency.
Duke Street In Motion
Duke Street In Motion is a multi-phased effort focused on ensuring that transit improvements in the Duke Street corridor, from West End Alexandria to the King Street Metro Station, provide transportation options that align with the community’s needs, provide efficient transportation choices, and kee
Programs & Services
CONSTRUCTION PERMITS AND INSPECTIONS
The Construction Permits and Inspections Section, under the Right of Way and Development Division, is located on the 2nd floor of the Redella S. “Dell” Pepper Community Center at 4850 Mark Center Drive. This section manages and inspects capital improvement projects through all phases of construction, permits, temporary reserved parking, and all work within the right of way. Contact us: 703.746.4035
DEVELOPMENT AND Right-of-Way Services
The Development and Right-of-Way Services Division, which is located on the 4th floor of City Hall, administers T&ES’s land development review process for public improvement projects designed by the department and reviews state projects and privately submitted site plans to ensure that construction is in compliance with the City's engineering standards and policies. This division is also responsible for administering as well as performing all City survey work and maintaining engineering records. Contact us: 703.746.4064.
Environmental Quality, located at 2900 Business Center Drive, administers the City's air, water, and noise improvement programs, which help preserve and protect the environment and public health and welfare. Contact us: 703.746.4065
The Stormwater Management Program helps protect water quality in the City. The program has three focus areas: 1) Stormwater Quality, 2) Flooding and Drainage Issues, and 3) Public Infrastructure Maintenance & Operations. Residents also partner with the City to protect water quality and decrease the impact of flooding. Working together we can manage stormwater more effectively to protect our local water resources and our community. Contact us: 703.746.6499
The Sanitary Infrastructure Division implements the City’s Sanitary Sewer Master Plan and is responsible for planning level engineering related to sanitary sewer capital projects throughout the City. Contact us: 703.746.4065
PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES
The Public Works Services Division, located at 2900 Business Center Drive, provides maintenance and repairs for all City sewers, streets, sidewalks and fire hydrants; maintains stream beds, weirs and stream banks; maintains drainage tunnels, box culverts, stormwater pollution removal facilities; maintains bridges; and conducts snow removal and flood control operations. Contact us: 311 or 703.746.4311
The vehicle impound section of Transportation and Environmental Services is responsible for the storage and disposal of all vehicles impounded by the City. The Impound Facility processes approximately 3,000 vehicles per year. Vehicles not claimed by the owners may be either auctioned by the City or disposed of through a junk car program that is administered by the State of Virginia. Contact us: 311 or 703.746.4664
The Fleet Management Division is responsible for maintaining the city's vehicles and major construction equipment. The City has approximately 800 units in its fleet; not including the school system, public transportation (bus) system vehicles, or police motorcycles. Vehicles in the City's fleet include police patrol cars, pick-up trucks, sedans, hybrid fuel vehicles, dump trucks, tractors, SUVs, and more. Contact us: 311 or 703.746.4311
The T&ES Division of Resource Recovery, located at 2900 Business Center Drive, provides refuse collection and recycling services. Contact us: 311 or 703.746.4311
Mobility Services and Programs, located at 421 King St., Suite 235, coordinates parking and curbside management programs, DOT paratransit for the mobility impaired, and the City’s GO Alex program, which promotes ridesharing through the formation of car and vanpools and other vehicle alternative programs. Contact us: 703.746.4075
The Traffic Engineering Division, located at 2900 Business Center Dr., manages the City’s Smart Mobility Program and coordinates and regulates traffic, signals, and transportation-related issues throughout the city. Contact us: 703.746.4142
The Transportation Planning Division, located at 301 King St., Suite 3600, develops and implements the City's Comprehensive Transportation Master Plan, manages the Vision Zero, Transit, and Complete Streets Programs, and coordinates with regional partners for funding, Metro-related services, and the Alexandria DASH bus service. Contact us: 703.746.4088
T&ES Board and Commissions
Alexandria Transit Company (DASH) Board of Directors
The Alexandria Transit Company, or DASH, is a non-profit corporation organized under Chapter 1, Title 13.1 of the Code of Virginia, for the purpose of providing mass transportation services as a public service corporation. The entire capital stock of the corporation – seven shares at a par value of $1.00 a share – is owned by the City of Alexandria. ATC is governed by an 11-member Board elected annually by the Alexandria City Council, acting in the capacity of the sole stockholders. Members of the Board of Directors serve without compensation. ATC operates under the direction of its General Manager who is the principal staff advisor to the Board on transit matters. The ATC Board meets on the second Wednesday of every month, except in July and August, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the second-floor board room in the DASH facility (3000 Business Center Drive). Contact DASH staff at 703.746.5637 with questions about the ATC Board.
Environmental Policy Commission
The Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission (EPC) is a 13-member decision-making body appointed by City Council. The EPC advises and makes recommendations to City Council and, when appropriate, to the Planning Commission and City Manager, on matters relating to clean air, land use, noise pollution and abatement, pesticides, herbicides and contaminants, solid waste, water quality, and supply, and other matters referred to the Commission. The EPC meets twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Room 2000 located in City Hall, 301 King Street. Contact T&ES staff at 703.746.4065 with questions about the EPC.
Traffic and Parking Board
The Traffic and Parking Board is a seven-member decision-making body appointed by the City Council The Board has jurisdiction over taxicabs/buses and their owners/operators, control parades within the city, prepare reports on traffic, parking, and taxicab issues, and render advice and make recommendations to the city manager, the city planning commission and, through the city manager to the City Council and other offices and agencies of the city government. The Traffic and Parking Board meets on the 4thMonday of every month, except August, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Contact T&ES staff at 703.746.4143 with questions about the Traffic and Parking Board.
The Transportation Commission is an 11-member decision-making body appointed by City Council. The Transportation Commission serves to advocate and promote the development of balanced transportation systems for the City of Alexandria, through oversight of the Transportation Chapter of the City’s adopted Master Plan. The Commission also provides recommendations on an annual basis through a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), recommends project priorities for project requests submitted for funding through state, regional and local transportation funding programs, and prioritizes projects annually for the City’s Transportation Long Range Plan. The Transportation Commission meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, except August, beginning at 7 p.m. in the City Council Work Room on the 2nd floor of City Hall. Contact T&ES staff at 703.746.4047 with questions about the Transportation Commission.
Towing Advisory Board
The Towing Advisory Board is a five-member body tasked with:
- An annual review of the rates and policies related to the towing, storage, and retrieval of vehicles towed from private property by property owners or their authorized agents
- Review and approval (as necessary) any contracts made by the City for municipal towing or other towing at the direction of City officials or their authorized agents;
- Providing a forum for public hearing, discussion, and recommendations to City staff and the City Council related to the towing, storage, and retrieval of vehicles towed from private property by the property owner or their authorized agent.
Contact T&ES staff at 703.746.4025 with questions about the Traffic and Parking Board.
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