About the West End Transitway
The City of
Alexandria is proposing a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system along the Van Dorn/Beauregard
corridor (West End Transitway) that will provide robust high-capacity transit
operations between the Van Dorn Metrorail station, Shirlington Transit Center, Beauregard
residential area and the Pentagon using a combination of dedicated and shared
lanes. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA),
as amended, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as lead agency and the
City of Alexandria as project sponsor are preparing a combined Alternatives
Analysis and Environmental Assessment (AA/EA) for the West End Transitway.
This plan – a combined Alternatives Analysis and
Environmental Assessment (AA/EA) for the West End Transitway – will provide a
detailed level of analysis and engineering (an Alternatives Analysis), and
include an environmental analysis and interagency review (an Environmental
Assessment) which is required for the project to be eligible to receive federal
funding. The future transitway will provide residents of the City an
alternative mode of travel that is fast, efficient, comfortable and reliable. Agencies
and the public will be invited to participate in the AA/EA for the West End
Transitway to help the City of Alexandria identify transit ridership needs,
tradeoffs, measures of success and hurdles to overcome.
the 18 months, the AA and EA will be conducted using input gathered from public
meetings, focus groups and subject matter experts to inform transit improvement
decisions for the West End Transitway.
West End Transitway Policy Advisory Group
On March 11, 2014, City Council passed a resolution to establish a Van Dorn/Beauregard Transitway Policy Advisory Group to provide input on key deliverables and make project recommendations related to the Van Dorn/Beauregard Transitway Alternatives Analysis / Environmental Assessment (AA/EA). The group may have differing opinions and not necessarily develop a consensus position, broker a compromise or take formal votes.
The Policy Advisory Group (PAG) shall review and provide guidance on:
- Definition of the project purpose and need;
- Refinement of Alternatives;
- Evaluation measures and priorities;
- Evaluation results and determination of the LPA; and
- Results of the environmental analysis.
West End Policy Advisory Group Members
- Stan Stiebel, Developer Representative
- Christine Hoeffner, Transit Professional
- Albert Himes, Transit Professional
- Tom Merce, Community Representative
- Christa Cochran, Community Representative
- Richard Gear, Community Representative
- Dak Hardwick, Budget & Fiscal Affairs
- Jake Jakubek, Transportation Commission
- David Brown, Planning Commission
West End Transitway Meeting Materials:
May 22, 2014 – First West End Transitway Public Meeting
July 30, 2014 – First Meeting of PAG
additional information, please contact Allan Fye, Principal Planner, at 703.746.4151 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.