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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

The official government Web site of the City of Alexandria.

May 29, Evening Report: Travel times across the City were approximately 10% higher than previous weeks in May with fairl...
05/30/2019
Metro PIP Daily Summary Archive

May 29, Evening Report: Travel times across the City were approximately 10% higher than previous weeks in May with fairly consistent delays between 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. with typical delays were experienced on eastbound King Street, southbound Van Dorn Street and eastbound Duke Street. Southbound travel times on the main north south corridors on the east side of the City, Route 1 and Washington Street, were approximately 30% higher than previous weeks in May during the evening commute period. Delays on Route 1 were caused caused by a power outage in Old Town that impacted the traffic signal at Henry and Madison Streets. Shuttles were functioning well at all Metrorail Stations and passengers were generally accommodated on the first arriving bus.

FYI we also post these updates here: alexandriava.gov/109936

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Braddock Road METRO users, do you know about the Metroway bus service that runs between Braddock Road and Crystal City? ...
05/29/2019

Braddock Road METRO users, do you know about the Metroway bus service that runs between Braddock Road and Crystal City? Might be an option to consider, but please know there is a $2 fare each way. Part of the route involves dedicated transit lanes. We know shuttle lines to/from Braddock have been long and want you to be aware of this other option. #wmata #WmataShutdown #PlatformImprovementProject

Landmark Mall parking update: great news to those of you wanting to park at Landmark and take one of numerous buses (inc...
05/29/2019

Landmark Mall parking update: great news to those of you wanting to park at Landmark and take one of numerous buses (including a straight to Pentagon shuttle): more permits will be available tomorrow (Thurs. morning). WMATA ambassadors will be on site to direct people. Parking is on the first floor of the garage. Huge thanks to the Mall owner—Howard Hughes Corp without whom this would not be possible. The red pin is the bus stop location.

Report from this morning's rush hour, May 29: Travel times across the City were approximately 12% higher than previous w...
05/29/2019

Report from this morning's rush hour, May 29: Travel times across the City were approximately 12% higher than previous weeks in May with fairly consistent delays between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Northbound travel times on the main north south corridors - Route 1, Washington Street and North Van Dorn Street were approximately 25% higher than previous weeks in May during the morning peak hour. Staff continues to note that the holiday week (and Congress being out of session) may be contributing to lower than normal volumes and that afternoon storms could impact travel times during the PM peak.

Shuttles generally operated smoothly and on time with the exception at Braddock Road during the AM peak hour when some passengers were not able to board the first arriving shuttle. The Potomac Riverboat Company Water Taxi had 136 passengers this morning, 32% more than yesterday. Capital Bikeshare is operating two corrals - one at Crystal City and one at the King and Patrick Street station. This means that you don't have to worry about space to dock your bikeshare bike at these 2 locations--if the docking stations become full, bikes will be removed to make room. Next report tomorrow morning.

Starting this weekend--ramp closure as part of the 395 Express Lanes project.
05/29/2019

Starting this weekend--ramp closure as part of the 395 Express Lanes project.

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

Tuesday May 28 evening rush report: Traffic moved well throughout the City for the evening commute with lower than avera...
05/29/2019

Tuesday May 28 evening rush report:
Traffic moved well throughout the City for the evening commute with lower than average travel times on southbound Van Dorn Street, Washington Street and Route 1. Bus loading at the Metrorail stations was relatively smooth with passengers generally able to board the first bus that arrives. There have been reports of buses delayed in traffic that has created longer than anticipated wait times and long lines for the shuttles at times.

We anticipate providing a morning and an early afternoon report on traffic impact/flow with the WMATA shutdown. Below is...
05/28/2019

We anticipate providing a morning and an early afternoon report on traffic impact/flow with the WMATA shutdown. Below is our first report from this morning's rush hour:

Travel times on area roads:

King St. west bound was typical between King St. Metro and I-395; Van Dorn experienced 25-30% increased travel time; Washington St. north peaked earlier than other roads with a peak travel time around 7:30am. Average travel times on Washington St. were 20% higher than normal. Route 1 north experienced 30% higher travel times throughout morning rush. City-wide travel times began to decrease around 8:30am. Weather and a crash on the 14th St. Bridge contributed to backups.

METRO stations, shuttles and more:

King St., Van Dorn, and Eisenhower had moderate wait times with little to no crowding. During the morning peak, Braddock experienced queuing of more than 10 min. for shuttle buses. There was an issue with a long gap and then 2 shuttles arriving at the same time.

84 passengers used the Water Taxi during the AM commute period. Reminder, you can be reimbursed for $8 of the $10 each way fare by submitting this form: https://www.research.net/r/AlexandriaVA-WaterTaxiReimbursement

140 parking permits were issued at Landmark Mall (staff will be arriving earlier tomorrow morning for those still needing permits). Visit alexandriava.gov/GoALEX for details about this program. Parking is only in the first floor of the parking garage.

We know there were hiccups and WMATA and its partners are working to iron things out. You can reach out directly to WMATA here: http://wmata.custhelp.com/app/home/

Our next update will be tomorrow morning, which will report on today's afternoon rush.

#WmataShutdown #PlatformImprovementProject #wmata

During the @WMATA shutdown, consider the @potomacriverboatcompany water taxi--it was at only 10% of capacity this mornin...
05/28/2019
Wharf Water Taxi - Potomac RiverBoat Company

During the @WMATA shutdown, consider the @potomacriverboatcompany water taxi--it was at only 10% of capacity this morning--plenty of room to spread out! With all day service, there are specifically 7 runs between 640am & 920am to the Wharf with transit options once you reach the wharf and 5 runs back in the afternoon/evening. There are also options to/from Georgetown.

To reach the Alexandria waterfront, you could take the FREE King St. Trolley, use @dashbus -- their AT2, AT3, AT4, AT7 and AT8 all service within a few blocks of the waterfront. If you make the time to fill out the reimbursement form it only costs $2/each way! Visit: https://www.potomacriverboatco.com/water-taxi/wharf/#Alexandria to view the schedule and see if this would work for you.

Our newest water taxi service offers direct routes between The Wharf, Georgetown and Alexandria.

Pack your patience, allowing an extra 30 minutes than your normal commute would take this morning. There will be staff a...
05/28/2019
Home | WMATA

Pack your patience, allowing an extra 30 minutes than your normal commute would take this morning. There will be staff at all stations to help direct people to buses. Visit alexandriava.gov/GoALEX or wmata.com/platforms #WmataShutdown #PlatformImprovementProject

There has long been talk about using the Potomac River--with the  #WmataShutdown #PlatformImprovementProject now is your...
05/26/2019
GO Alex

There has long been talk about using the Potomac River--with the #WmataShutdown #PlatformImprovementProject now is your chance--and if you fill out the reimbursement form, it will only cost you $2!! Visit alexandriava.gov/GoALEX, click on Make a Plan and just below the Rail Replacement Shuttle info is the Potomac Riverboat Company and reimbursement info.

GO Alex encourages the reduction of automobile dependence, increasing mobility, and improving air quality through the promotion of public transit, ridesharing, bicycling, and walking as money and time-saving alternatives. GO Alex also works to improve the commuter experience, assisting employers wit...

"Look for the Helpers." When using the rail replacement shuttles, staff will be available at the metro stations to help ...
05/26/2019
GO Alex

"Look for the Helpers." When using the rail replacement shuttles, staff will be available at the metro stations to help people find the correct bus--a variety of bus types will be in use from Dash buses to coach buses. If you'd rather explore other options, visit alexandriava.gov/GoAlex to learn about taking the water taxi or other bus options.

GO Alex encourages the reduction of automobile dependence, increasing mobility, and improving air quality through the promotion of public transit, ridesharing, bicycling, and walking as money and time-saving alternatives. GO Alex also works to improve the commuter experience, assisting employers wit...

Several carpool and rideshare options are available for the  #WmataShutdown #PlatformImprovementProject. Details at alex...
05/25/2019
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Several carpool and rideshare options are available for the #WmataShutdown #PlatformImprovementProject. Details at alexandriava.gov/GoALEX Of note: right now through June 30 Waze is offering $2 rides...see the website for details.

Our social media objective is to strengthen City responsiveness and transparency to inform the community about City events, programs, services, emergencies, and more.

#WmataShutdown for the #PlatformImprovementProject is here. Bookmark these links to use all summer: alexandriava.gov/GoA...
05/25/2019
GO Alex

#WmataShutdown for the #PlatformImprovementProject is here. Bookmark these links to use all summer: alexandriava.gov/GoALEX and wmata.com/Platforms They have information on trip planning and all the transportation options available.

GO Alex encourages the reduction of automobile dependence, increasing mobility, and improving air quality through the promotion of public transit, ridesharing, bicycling, and walking as money and time-saving alternatives. GO Alex also works to improve the commuter experience, assisting employers wit...

05/24/2019

We've been promoting #BikeMonth a lot. It's also a great option for the #WmataShutdown #PlatformImprovementProject. You don't have to ride all the way to DC, just to Crystal City. Take some time to scope out bike rack options. You can also take your bicycle on METRO.

We're hearing that you guys are a bit confused about how the shuttle buses that replace the rail lines work. Here are 2 ...
05/24/2019

We're hearing that you guys are a bit confused about how the shuttle buses that replace the rail lines work. Here are 2 things to keep it straight:
1. If you would have taken the Metrorail to reach your destination, still show up to the metro station. People will be there (in force the first 2 weeks and present throughout the entire shutdown) to direct people to which bus stop to use at the station.

The buses will be either a coach bus (think fancy touring bus) or a Dash bus (there are also 12 extra long articulated buses that will be running that each hold 120 people in addition to a ton of other buses). There will be buses for the 'yellow line' and the 'blue line' in each direction to simulate the rail. The goal is during rush to have a bus show up every 5 or so minutes and during non-rush every 10-12 minutes.

2. Going north, the 'Yellow line' connects to rail at Crystal City and the 'Blue line' connects at National Airport. These replacement shuttles are completely FREE, so if you need to get to National Airport only, and you use the blue line shuttle, it's a free ride to the airport. If you need to go to National Airport and your metro station is not being serviced by the 'blue line bus', you can take the yellow line bus to Crystal City, pay to go one stop south on the rail and reach National.

To reverse the process, get off at either Crystal City or National Airport, depending on which line you wish to use. Again, staff will also be at these stations so you get on the correct bus south.

Do bear in mind, National airport has it's own construction project happening now too. Visit alexandriava.gov/GoAlex for a trip planner to help you figure out the best way to your destination. And thanks to DASHBus for the great photo!

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

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