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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.

What’s New

  • The first Policy Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting for the West End Transitway AA/EA has been scheduled and is open to the public.

    Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Time: 6:30PM to 8:30PM

    Location:  Alexandria City Hall, Room 1101 (Sister Cities Conference Room)

    This meeting is open to the public.  The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.  To request a reasonable accommodation, email or call 703-746-4084, Virginia Relay 711.

    If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Allan Fye at or 703-746-4151. 

  • Please be sure to sign up for the eNews service at and select West End Transitway.  

  • Take our survey! A number of activities were presented at the 1st public meeting for the West End Transitway on April 22, 2014. We have created a survey of those activities so that people who weren't able to attend the meeting can participate online. Take the survey here.
  • The first public meeting for the AA/EA was held on Thursday, May 22 from 4-8 p.m. at Landmark Mall. Materials from the meeting are below.  


Over 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.



For additional information, please contact Allan Fye, Principal Planner, via phone at 703.746.4151 or via email at

301 King St., Room 4100
Alexandria, Va 22314
Fax: 703.519.3356

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.