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MOBILITY PLAN UPDATE: Four pop-up events are scheduled today through Sunday. Share your priorities in person or online a...
12/03/2019
Alexandria Mobility Plan (AMP)

MOBILITY PLAN UPDATE: Four pop-up events are scheduled today through Sunday. Share your priorities in person or online at the link below. #GOAlex #AMP

- Tuesday, December 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m – YMCA (420 E. Monroe Ave.)
- Friday, December 6, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. – T.C. Williams Boys Basketball game (3330 King St.)
- Sunday, December 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Global Foods at Mark Center (1476 N. Beauregard St.)
- Sunday, December 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. – Forest 24 Hour Laundromat (4118 Mt Vernon Ave.)

https://engagement.alexandriava.gov/alexandria-mobility-plan

The existing 2008 Transportation Master Plan set the stage for transportation improvements over the last decade and ongoing major initiatives. The AMP will serve as a policy-oriented, strategic update to the Transportation Master Plan. The AMP team is working with the public to update the vision and...

Improved transit access is coming! Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project receives Federal permit required for construct...
11/26/2019
City of Alexandria Receives Final Joint Permit Application Approval for Construction of Potomac Yard Metrorail Station

Improved transit access is coming! Potomac Yard Metrorail Station project receives Federal permit required for construction to progress. #GOAlex #TryTransit alexandriava.gov/112498

On November 15, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit to the City of Alexandria for the new Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. In accordance with the federal Clean Water Act, the extensive evaluation process used to issue the permit included a public comment period and consideration of conse...

Voice your opinion on the proposed changes to DASHBus routes!1. Attend the public hearing at the DASH board meeting in C...
11/11/2019
Transit Vision Plan

Voice your opinion on the proposed changes to DASHBus routes!
1. Attend the public hearing at the DASH board meeting in City Hall: THIS Wednesday, November 13 | 5:30 PM. (Public hearing is at the beginning of the meeting.)
2. Visit dashbus.com/TransitVision under "What's New" where you can find a survey and list of pop-up locations to talk with staff. Survey deadline is November 22.

The Transit Vision Plan will identify existing and future bus transit needs and community priorities in the City of Alexandria as a basis for designing a future bus network that improves mobility, accessibility, and overall cost efficiency.

NEWS YOU CAN USE: I-395 Express Lanes to begin tolling Sunday, November 17, after a two year construction project. Want ...
11/05/2019
395 Express Lanes open November 17, tolling begins | Express Lanes

NEWS YOU CAN USE: I-395 Express Lanes to begin tolling Sunday, November 17, after a two year construction project. Want to use the newer, faster lanes? Be sure to use either E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex. #GOAlex #VDOT
https://www.expresslanes.com/395-Express-Lanes-open-Nov-17

On November 17, the 395 HOV lanes will become dynamically tolled express lanes, offering busy drivers a convenient new choice. Like the rest of the network, tolling and HOV-3 rules will be in effect 24/7, 365 days a year.

Do you walk or bicycle as part of your commute? Vision Zero is in the spotlight this Pedestrian Safety Awareness Week! S...
10/29/2019

Do you walk or bicycle as part of your commute? Vision Zero is in the spotlight this Pedestrian Safety Awareness Week! Stop by a City pop-up 4:00 to 6:00 PM today to get free safety gear before daylight savings time ends this weekend. Locations below. #VisionZeroALX #GOAlex #OperationIllumination

Cameron Station Blvd. & Duke St.
N. Jordan St. & Duke St. Bus Stop
Metrolinear Trail near Braddock Rd Metro Station
Mt. Vernon Ave. & Russell Rd.
N. Royal St. & Bashford Lane

How often are you on I-95? Virginia agencies are studying the corridor from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Alexandria to t...
10/24/2019
I-95 Corridor Improvement Plan | Major Projects | Studies - Commonwealth Transportation Board

How often are you on I-95? Virginia agencies are studying the corridor from the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Alexandria to the North Carolina border, and they need your input! Make your voice heard through the survey by October 31!

Find more project information and access the survey here: http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/projects/major_projects/i-95_study.asp

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), supported by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and the Virginia State Police (VSP), will study Interstate 95 (I-95) to identify priorities as well as potential revenue sources that could be dedicated...

There are so many transit options! You can travel by bus, train, or even boat! Today is the last of the 3-day car free d...
09/23/2019

There are so many transit options! You can travel by bus, train, or even boat! Today is the last of the 3-day car free day effort, but that doesn't mean you have to stop being car-free! Visit NovaRides.org for more info #NoVaRides #CarFreeDays

Just about an hour to get the to Fairfax St parklet for a hole of mini golf. Then head down to 6 & 7 King St. and choose...
09/20/2019

Just about an hour to get the to Fairfax St parklet for a hole of mini golf. Then head down to 6 & 7 King St. and choose to hang out in the sun or shade! Thanks to all our participants and those who stopped by a parklet. #parkingday #parkingdayalx you have until either 330 or 7, depending on the parklet. Visit alexandriava.gov/93400 for the map with hours.

Stop by 530 King St to see @rhiplaces Parklet all about plastics. How long do you think it took to collect these plastic...
09/20/2019

Stop by 530 King St to see @rhiplaces Parklet all about plastics. How long do you think it took to collect these plastic bottles? Then wander down the @alexanimals at 320 King to say hi to the cute pups and get your adoption questions answered. #parkingday #parkingdayalx

Still plenty of time to swing by 1 of 14 parklets for #parkingday. In the 300 block of Cameron you can place a sticker o...
09/20/2019

Still plenty of time to swing by 1 of 14 parklets for #parkingday. In the 300 block of Cameron you can place a sticker on the @hga_dc boards In support of green space, color w chalk and 100 N. Royal is @rpca_alexva where you can add your fav park memory for #alexparklove and more. #parkingdayalx

The @alexlibraryva parklet for #parkingday is all set up in the 700 block of Queen St. at the Barrett branch with mobile...
09/20/2019

The @alexlibraryva parklet for #parkingday is all set up in the 700 block of Queen St. at the Barrett branch with mobile book check out. Come by now for lemonade and cookies or kids story time will be in the seating area at 230 today! #parkingdayalx

The American Institute of Architects are set up in the 1100 block of King (photo top left) for you to enjoy being out of...
09/20/2019

The American Institute of Architects are set up in the 1100 block of King (photo top left) for you to enjoy being out of the fray of the sidewalk and GoAlex is the 900 block of King. Come add your commute to the map. #parkingday #parkingdayalx. We are working out way to all 14 locations today. Visit alexandriava.gov/93400

#ParkingDay is coming THIS Friday, Sept. 20. We can't wait to see what our 14 participants will do with their parking sp...
09/18/2019

#ParkingDay is coming THIS Friday, Sept. 20. We can't wait to see what our 14 participants will do with their parking space! Visit alexandriava.gov/93400 for a listing of locations and participating organizations.

Did you know switching to transit could save you up to $10K per year!? Check out your options at NoVaRides.org! #TryTran...
09/18/2019

Did you know switching to transit could save you up to $10K per year!? Check out your options at NoVaRides.org! #TryTransitWeek #NoVaRides

Stressed in traffic? Decompress on transit. Plan your commute at NoVaRides.org #TryTransitWeek #NoVaRides
09/17/2019

Stressed in traffic? Decompress on transit. Plan your commute at NoVaRides.org #TryTransitWeek #NoVaRides

Try Transit Week is the perfect time to take back your commute! Visit NoVaRides.org to find your new ride! #TryTransitWe...
09/16/2019

Try Transit Week is the perfect time to take back your commute! Visit NoVaRides.org to find your new ride! #TryTransitWeek #NovaRides

Have you made the pledge to be car-free at least one day over Sept. 21-23? Visit https://carfreemetrodc.org and sign up....
09/11/2019
Car Free Day | Are You Ready To Take The Pledge?

Have you made the pledge to be car-free at least one day over Sept. 21-23? Visit https://carfreemetrodc.org and sign up. Need some help to get car free? You can visit alexandriava.gov/GoAlex to learn about options in Alexandria.

Car Free Day is a worldwide event that encourages greener methods of travel; meaning ways to get around other than driving alone by car. Commuter Connections hosts Car Free Day in the Washington, DC region to bring awareness to the benefits of travel options such as transit, bicycling and walking; a...

Have you registered for one of the THREE options for Car Free Day? Choose either a weekend day or weekday of Sat. Sept. ...
09/05/2019
Car Free Day | Are You Ready To Take The Pledge?

Have you registered for one of the THREE options for Car Free Day? Choose either a weekend day or weekday of Sat. Sept. 21-Mon. Sept. 23. Or maybe you want to do all three days! Visit: https://carfreemetrodc.org/ to sign up and learn more about the event.

Car Free Day is a worldwide event that encourages greener methods of travel; meaning ways to get around other than driving alone by car. Commuter Connections hosts Car Free Day in the Washington, DC region to bring awareness to the benefits of travel options such as transit, bicycling and walking; a...

The amazing evening parking rates at City garages & lots will only last through the WMATA Platform Improvement Project s...
09/03/2019

The amazing evening parking rates at City garages & lots will only last through the WMATA Platform Improvement Project shutdown. Once Metro is back to normal rail operations, these parking rates disappear like Cinderella and rates return to previous amounts. See the attached map for locations of garages and lots with discounted rates and visit alexandriava.gov/12490 for more details.

If you are looking for GO Alex staff this morning at the King St. Metro, they can be found across the street from their ...
08/26/2019

If you are looking for GO Alex staff this morning at the King St. Metro, they can be found across the street from their normal location. Today until 1pm they will be near the northbound shuttles.

08/18/2019

Braddock Mobile Store users:

Reminder, the Braddock Mobile Transit store is closed Monday, Aug. 19.

The King St-Old Town mobile transit store will still be operating on its normal schedule.

08/16/2019

Braddock Mobile Store users:

Today, Friday, Aug. 16, the store will be closing at 11am and remain closed all day on Monday.

The King St-Old Town mobile transit store will still be operating on its normal schedule.

07/25/2019
Platform Improvement Project: Customer Experience Improvements-1

Ever felt refreshed after a long summer vacation? That’s what is happening to the four Metrorail stations (Braddock Rd, King St, Eisenhower Ave and Van Dorn St) inside Alexandria. New signage, new shelters, and new outlets to charge your devices. No more playing “guess what the intercom said” with clearer speakers! Watch this short WMATA video to learn more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMxVDNY1sLE&feature=youtu.be

As part of the Summer 2019 Platform Improvement Project, we're completely reconstructing the station platforms and making improvements to enhance the custome...

07/08/2019

Plan ahead, the Braddock Road GO Alex Mobile Transit Store will not be open on July 10.

07/05/2019

Heads up mobile transit store users: the Braddock Road GO Alex Mobile Transit Store will not be open on July 10.

Enjoy the cool breeze of riding the Potomac Riverboat Company Water Taxi during the #WMATA shutdown. Round-trip commuter...
07/02/2019
Make a Plan: Metro Platform Improvement Project

Enjoy the cool breeze of riding the Potomac Riverboat Company Water Taxi during the #WMATA shutdown. Round-trip commuter tickets are eligible for partial reimbursement, subject to availability. See the eligible tickets here, under Water Taxi: alexandriava.gov/109697

Beginning Saturday, May 25, through Sunday, September 8, the six Blue and Yellow line metrorail stations south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will be closed for full platform reconstruction and major station improvements. The City is encouraging residents, businesses and visitors to le...

Thinking about taking the Potomac Riverboat Company Water Taxi during the #WMATA summer shutdown? Round-trip commuter ti...
06/28/2019
Make a Plan: Metro Platform Improvement Project

Thinking about taking the Potomac Riverboat Company Water Taxi during the #WMATA summer shutdown? Round-trip commuter tickets are eligible for partial reimbursement, subject to availability. See the reimbursement-eligible tickets here, under 'Water Taxi': alexandriava.gov/109697 #WMATAShutdown

Beginning Saturday, May 25, through Sunday, September 8, the six Blue and Yellow line metrorail stations south of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will be closed for full platform reconstruction and major station improvements. The City is encouraging residents, businesses and visitors to le...

Happening TONIGHT: Informational meeting about bus stop related pedestrian & ADA (Americans with Disability Act) improve...
06/26/2019

Happening TONIGHT: Informational meeting about bus stop related pedestrian & ADA (Americans with Disability Act) improvements coming this summer at 11 stops along Mt. Vernon Ave. Come out & learn more: TONIGHT. Jun 26 from 7-9pm, at Mt. Vernon Rec. Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave.

06/25/2019
Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

Police Department, City of Alexandria, Virginia

NOTIFICATION: The 100 block of South Henry Street is blocked due to an accident. Please expect heavy traffic and police activity in the area. Dominion power is responding to assist.

Information meeting about bus stop related pedestrian and ADA (Americans with Disability Act) improvements to be made th...
06/24/2019

Information meeting about bus stop related pedestrian and ADA (Americans with Disability Act) improvements to be made this summer at 11 stops along Mt. Vernon Ave. Come out & learn more: THIS Wed. Jun 26 from 7-9pm, at Mt. Vernon Rec. Center, 2701 Commonwealth Ave.

Due to emergency Dominion power work, a number of signals in Old Town, including those at Duke, Prince, King, Henry, Pat...
06/19/2019

Due to emergency Dominion power work, a number of signals in Old Town, including those at Duke, Prince, King, Henry, Patrick, and Washington Streets, are dark. Both Dominion and City crews are responding. Please treat dark intersections as a four-way stop.

06/17/2019

Traffic Advisory: Washington Gas is repairing a gas leak at the intersection of King St & Washington St. This will impact the south bound lanes near the 100 block of S Washington St. Crews believe they will be out there until at least 7pm tonight.

If your commute includes the HOV ramp described here, please take note, as this permanent change takes effect this weeke...
05/31/2019

If your commute includes the HOV ramp described here, please take note, as this permanent change takes effect this weekend (Sat. June 1).

Have you heard? The ramp on the 395 HOV lanes near the Pentagon is closing this Saturday, June 1. When traveling on the 395 HOV lanes in the morning make sure you take the ramp near Boundary Channel Dr. to get back onto the 395 SB regular lanes. Get all the info: https://bit.ly/2VN98c3

05/31/2019

Today's rush hour commute is a 2-fer, covering first last night and then this morning:

May 30, Evening Report: Southbound travel times on the main north south corridors on the east side of the city –Route 1 and GW Parkway - were approximately 83% higher than previous weeks in May during the evening commute period significant delays on Route 1 – approximately double the average travel time along that corridor. Travel times across the City were approximately 26% higher than previous weeks in May, and delays experienced on Duke Street and King Street were typical or better than usual. More than 600 people rode the Water Taxi during peak commute periods on Wednesday of this week. More than twice as many people rode a bike on the Metro Linear Trail during yesterday's evening peak period compared to the same times prior to the Metro shutdown.

May 31, Morning Report: Traffic was lighter than normal on King Street, North Van Dorn Street and Seminary Road. Northbound travel times on the main north south corridors on the east side of the city –Route 1 and GW Parkway - were approximately 18% higher than previous weeks in May during the morning commute period, and delays experienced on Duke Street were approximately 25% higher than normal in the westbound direction and 17% higher than normal in the eastbound direction. Shuttles at the Metrorail stations are operating smoothly with the greatest delays and longest lines experienced at Braddock Road.

Report from this morning's May 30 commute: Travel times across the City were approximately 13% higher than previous week...
05/30/2019
City of Alexandria, VA

Report from this morning's May 30 commute: Travel times across the City were approximately 13% higher than previous weeks in May. Northbound travel times on the main north south corridors – North Van Dorn Street, Route 1 and GW Parkway - were approximately 41% higher than previous weeks in May during the morning commute period with the greatest delays on the Parkway. Loading at the Metrorail stations is going well, but there are reports of long lines and bus bunching at Braddock Road. More than twice as many people rode a bike on the Potomac Yard Trail during yesterday’s commute hours than during the same times in 2018.

As a reminder, these reports come out twice/day, once in the morning reflecting on the previous evening's rush and then in the afternoon, talking about that morning's rush hour. They are also available at: alexandriava.gov/109936

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421 King St
Alexandria, VA
22314

DASH AT-2, AT-5, AT-8, AT-3, AT-4, King Street Trolley, Metrobus 9A, 10A, 11Y, 29K, 29N

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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