Motorcoach Task Force

Page updated on Sep 29, 2016 at 5:02 PM

What's New

In the winter of 2015, the City reconstituted its Motorcoach Task Force (click here to view City Council resolution to rebuild the 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 potential loading/unloading locations and evaluation criteria.

The group is projected to meet on five occasions. During the fourth meeting on September 15, the Task Force  reviewed and recommended motorcoach management policies for inclusion in its report to the Director of Transportation and Environmental Services. At the Task Force's fifth meeting, the Task Force will review and provide input on potential loading and unloading locations within the City.   

  • Meeting #1 - March 10, 2016 from 7-9 pm at the Charles Houston Rec Center, 901 Wythe Street.  
  • Meeting #2 - May 31, 2016 from 7-9 pm at City Hall in the Chet & Sabra Avery Conference Room 2000.
  • Meeting #3 - July 11, 2016 from 7-9 pm. at City Hall in the City Council Workroom.  
  • Meeting #4 - September 15, 2016 from 6-9 pm at City Hall in the Chet & Sabra Avery Conference Room 2000.  
  • Meeting #5 - TBD

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.

Introduction

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
703.746.4086
karen.callaham@alexandriava.gov
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