On April 12, 2008, the Alexandria City Council passed an ordinance to establish the Alexandria Transportation Commission to advocate and promote development of balanced transportation systems for the City of Alexandria, through oversight of the implementation of the Transportation Chapter of the City's adopted Master Plan. On November 15, 2014, Council passed an amendment to the ordinance to add two additional citizen representatives to the Commission.
- Transportation Commission approves 2015 Transportation Long Range Plan - On July 22, 2015, the Transportation Commission approved the 2015 Transportation Long Range Plan (LRP). The LRP is an unconstrained (unfunded) list of long range transportation related projects and studies that are derived from other City studies, such as Small Area Plans and Corridor Plans. The Commission endorsed the 2015 LRP and made a recommendation that the Commission work with staff as part of the future 2016 LRP on the improvements needed on Seminary Road at Janney's Lane / Quaker Lane (2015 LRP Project rank #28). In addition, while not a 2015 LRP project, the Commission noted its concerns regarding the sale of Virginia Railway Express (VRE) passes in the vicinity of King Street Metrorail Station. The 2015 LRP Project list is available here. The 2015 LRP Studies list is available here.
- City Provides Testimony to Commonwealth Transportation Board for the 2016-2021 Six-Year Improvement Plan
The City of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services is working towards creating a transportation network that encourages the use of alternative modes of transportation and reduces dependency on single occupancy vehicles. Due to the schedule conflict with the City Council meeting on April 28, Nathan Macek, Chair of the City’s Transportation Commission, provided testimony on the draft FY 2016 to FY 2021 Six-Year Improvement Program on behalf of the City of Alexandria to members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). The testimony focused on improvements of mobility options with legislation such as House Bill (HB) 2313 and HB 1887 that provide addition funding to the City. The testimony elaborated on the partnership that extended the City a $50 million loan through the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station, funding for construction of the I-395 South Widening Project, and continued support for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.
- Attachment: Testimony on 2016-2021 Six Year Improvement Plan
Responsibilities of the Transportation Commission:
- Maintaining a comprehensive transportation development program that identifies the City's long-range transportation needs,
- Recommending on an annual basis a Transportation Improvement Program for the six fiscal years next ensuing,
- Recommending priorities for project requests that are to be submitted for funding through state, regional and local transportation funding programs,
- Recommending and prioritizing project requests that are to be submitted for funding through federal and state grant programs,
- Receiving reports and findings on transportation project development studies and recommending follow up actions,
- Recommending transportation projects for addition to or deletion from the metropolitan planning organization and regional long-range transportation plans,
- Recommending such amendments as may be necessary or desirable to the transportation chapter of the City's adopted Master Plan,
- Preparing periodic reports on the City's progress in implementing its long-range transportation plan,
- Providing upon request input to and support for the City's representatives to regional transportation boards and authorities, and serving as a public forum for discussion
and consideration of matters such representatives may refer to the commission,
- Considering such other transportation related matters as may be referred to the commission by City Council and other City boards and commissions.
Schedule & Meeting Information
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be located at City Hall (301 King Street), Council Work Room (Second Floor). Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month. The Transportation Commission does not meet during the month of August.
Public comment on non-public hearing agenda items are welcomed if submitted in writing. Verbal public comments are welcomed during public hearings, which are noted below for specific agenda items.
Transportation Commission Members
- Jerry King, Citizen Representative (Chair)
- Nathan Macek, Planning Commission (Vice Chair)
- David Brown, Planning Commission
- John Chapman, City Council
- Jake Jakubek, Citizen Representative
- Stephen Klejst, Alexandria Transit Company Board
- James Lewis, Traffic and Parking Board
- Timothy Lovain, City Council
- Christine Michaelis, Citizen Representative
- Annika Moman, Environmental Policy Commission
- Ryan Jones, Citizen Representative
February 17, 2016
January 20, 2016
Archived Meeting Materials