Motorcoach Task Force

Page updated on Aug 8, 2016 at 12:36 PM

What's New

The City is in the process of reconstituting the Ad Hoc Motorcoach Task Force.  This City-Manager appointed body will be responsible for providing guidance on the location of motorcoach loading/unloading and short term parking spaces.  The Task Force will review its charter, mission, schedule, and provide guidance on the potential loading/unloading locations and evaluation criteria.  The group is projected to meet on four occasions, beginning in late winter extending through spring.  Meeting #1 was held on March 10, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Charles Houston Recreation Center, 901 Wythe Street.  Meeting #2 will be held on May 31, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at City Hall, 301 King Street, in the Chet & Sabra Avery Conference Room 2000. Meeting #3 will be held on July 11, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at City Hall in the City Council Workroom.  Click here to view City Council resolution to rebuild the Task Force. 

Click here to review the draft evaluation criteria. These criteria were shaped by Task Force's recommendations and discussion during Meeting #1.  Click here to review the list of candidate study locations. Please note: inclusion on this list does not imply that the City will pursue a location for potential motorcoach parking and/or loading/unloading.


Working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, the Task Force will develop a proactive approach to motorcoach management that recognizes the economic value of the industry and balances its operational needs with measures to limit intrusive effects on Alexandria’s neighborhoods, historic resources, the environment, quality of life, traffic and parking. The Task Force will review motorcoach locations and provide the Department of Transportation and Environmental Services and City Council with guidance on preferred loading and short-term parking locations.

Motorcoach Task Force Membership Structure

Industry Representatives (4 members)

  • Motorcoach/Tourism Boating Industry Representatives (2)
  • Local Hotel Industry Representative (1)
  • Alexandria Old Town Small Business Community Representative (1)

Civic & Resident Representatives (5 members)

  • At-Large Citizen Representative (1)
  • Old Town Civic Association Representatives (2)
  • Founders Park Community Association Representative (1)
  • North Old Town Independent Citizens Representative (1)

Board & Commission Representatives (4 members)

  • Alexandria Waterfront Commission Representative (1)
  • Traffic and Parking Board Representative (1)
  • Transportation Commission Representative (1)
  • Historic Alexandria Resources Commission Representative (1)

2016 Task Force Meeting Materials

Former Task Force Efforts

October 16, 2012 Motorcoach Enforcement Presentation to the Waterfront Commission

Past Meetings and Meeting Materials

Meeting Materials 2009

Meeting Materials 2008

Background Information 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Karen Callaham 
Transportation & Environmental Services