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 www.PotomacYardMetro.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.746.4146.
Public Comment Period Officially Begins on Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Potomac Yard Metro
On Friday, April 3, the City marked another important milestone in the Potomac Yard Metro process as the Environmental Protection Agency published the Notice of Availability for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in the Federal Register. This officially kicks off the public comment period, which closes on May 18. The City has scheduled many opportunities for stakeholders to learn more about the DEIS and the benefits, history, purpose, and financial feasibility of the new station. The City held the first of three Community Open Houses on March 31, with two more open houses planned for April 8 and April 13. In addition, the public may provide comment at five applicable board and commission meetings and a formal public hearing on May 16. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), the agency that will operate the new station, will also hold a public hearing on April 30. For a detailed schedule of engagement opportunities, visit alexandriava.gov/PotomacYard. Comments submitted to email@example.com by May 18 will be responded to in the Final EIS. Comments may also be mailed to Potomac Yard Metrorail Station EIS, P.O. Box 16531, Alexandria, VA 22302.
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 upcoming subject-specific Community Open Houses, 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