Transportation & Environmental Services

T&ES strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of a superior infrastructure. We plan, build, operate, and maintain transportation systems and infrastructure that improves mobility and provides people and businesses with core public services. The work we do keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving.

Page updated on Dec 13, 2018 at 5:17 PM


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The City of Alexandria is developing a proposal to allow private companies to operate shared mobility devices (such as dockless bicycles and scooters available for rent) in the City under a nine-month demonstration program. With multiple neighboring jurisdictions experimenting with these devices, and some beginning to appear on the streets of Alexandria, the time is right for the City to evaluate if and how they might operate here.


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Vision Zero is a multidisciplinary, multi-national traffic safety concept that aims to achieve a transportation system with no deaths and serious injuries. As a Vision Zero community, Alexandria recognizes that these incidents are preventable through proper engineering, enforcement, evaluation and education.


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The City's Smart Mobility initiative is keeping City streets safe and running smoothly now, while also laying the groundwork for emerging technologies that will shape transportation over the next five, 10, 20 years and beyond.


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The City of Alexandria, in coordination with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), is increasing access and safety to and around the King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station. The focus of the King Street-Old Town Metro Access Improvements project is to provide a safer, more attractive walking environment while maintaining efficient levels of service for buses and other transit vehicles accessing the site. The project, approved by City Council in 2012, is being designed to accommodate future access needs, including bus service expansion that will make transit use more convenient and attractive as a travel mode. 


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The City’s Transportation Demand Management Program (TDM), works to reduce single vehicle occupancy and create awareness of alternative options such as walking, biking, using public transportation, carpooling, vanpooling, and teleworking. We’ve recently re-branded this program as “Go Alex.” The new Go Alex program will work to improve awareness of and access to all of the transportation choices available to Alexandrian residents and employers.


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Programs & Services 

Construction Permits and Inspections

The Construction Permits and Inspections Section, under the Right of Way and Development Division, is located in room 4130 in City Hall. This section manages and inspects capital improvement projects through all phases of construction,  permitstemporary reserved parking, and all work within the right of way. Contact us: 703.746.4035

Right of WaY & Development

The Right of Way & Development Division, located in room 3200 in City Hall, designs capital improvement projects to be administered by the department and reviews State projects and privately submitted site plans to ensure construction is in compliance with the City's engineering standards and policies. The Engineering & Design Division is also responsible for the City's  Floodplain Management and  Water Supply PlanContact us: 703.746.4025.

Environmental Quality

Environmental Quality, located at 2900 Business Center Drive, administers the City's air, water, and noise improvement programs, which help preserve and protect the environment and public health and welfare. Contact us: 703.746.4065

Public Works Services

The Public Works Services Division, located at 2900 Business Center Drive, provides maintenance and repairs for all City sewers, streets, sidewalks and fire hydrants; maintains stream beds, weirs and stream banks; maintains drainage tunnels, box culverts, storm water pollution removal facilities; maintains bridges; and conducts snow removal and flood control operations. Contact us: 703.746.HELP (4357)

Resource Recovery

The T&ES Division of Resource Recovery, located at 2900 Business Center Drive, provides refuse collection and recycling services. Contact us:  703.746.HELP (4357)

Transit Services

Transit Services and Programs, located at 421 King St., Suite 235, coordinates Metro related services, the Alexandria DASH bus service, DOT paratransit for the mobility impaired, ridesharing to promote the formation of car and vanpools, the Virginia Railway Express commuter rail, bus stop amenities, and other vehicle alternative programs. Contact us: 703.746.4075

Traffic Engineering

The Traffic Engineering Division, located at 2900 Business Center Dr., coordinates and regulates traffic, parking and transportation related issue through out the city. Contact us: 703.746.4142

Transportation Planning

The Transportation Planning Division, located at 301 King St., Suite 3600, implements the City's Comprehensive Transportation Master Plan, and focuses on a long-term vision for Alexandria's transportation system through partnerships with State, regional, and local agencies. Contact us: 703.746.4088

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