Information on how to get to and through the City of Alexandria, including walking, biking, bus, rail, air, ridesharing, and more.
The Transit Services Division manages or co-manages a number of transit studies that address the long term transit needs in Alexandria.
The City of Alexandria and DASH are leading this study. The Alexandria Transit Vision Plan will identify existing and future bus transit needs and community priorities in the City of Alexandria as a basis for designing a future bus network that improves mobility, accessibility, and overall cost efficiency.
The Transit Services Division manages and supports a number of important capital transit projects that will improve transit facilities and service to Alexandria residents, visitors and workers.
Bus Stop Accessibility & Amenities Program
The City of Alexandria provides facilities at bus stops to help make transit more accessible, comfortable, and convenient to customers, thereby encouraging usage. The City's Office of Transit Services is responsible for implementing bus stop improvements, which includes installing passenger loading pads; accessible bus stops; and bus stop shelters, bulb-outs, and benches.
The King Street-Old Town Metro Station has experienced significant growth in bus service and overall ridership. It is the largest transit facility in the City and provides multi-modal transportation such as Metrorail, Metrobus and DASH buses, the King Street Trolley, bicycles, including a Capital Bikeshare station, carshare, taxis, private shuttles, and individual automobiles. Enhancing the pedestrian experience with a safer and more attractive walking environment; maintaining an efficient level of service for transit access to the site, which includes buses and other transit vehicles; accommodating future access needs, including bus service expansion and making transit use more convenient and attractive as a travel mode is the City's goal.
Van Dorn Metro Station Improvement Project
This project will fund a set of improvements to the existing kiss-and-ride and shuttle area at the Van Dorn Metro Station. The kiss-and-ride area will be redesigned to better accommodate the large number of private shuttle buses serving the station, as well as the larger shuttles which currently serve the facility from Eisenhower Avenue.
Many years of community planning have produced a vision for Potomac Yard, and a new Metrorail station along the Yellow and Blue lines is central to that vision. The Federal Transit Administration and the National Park Service issued their Records of Decision for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station in the fall 2016. This marked the last step in the review process under the National Environmental Policy Act. Following the FTA and NPS Records of Decision, WMATA issued its Solicitation Notice and Request for Proposal (RFP) for the design-build contract and the project is currently in the WMATA procurement phase.
The West End Transitway is a bus rapid transit (BRT) line that will run through the Van Dorn/Beauregard corridor and connect with transit centers at the Van Dorn Street Metrorail station, Landmark Mall, Mark Center, Southern Towers, Shirlington, and the Pentagon. This project will construct more than 2.2 miles of dedicated bus-only lanes and provide improvements to sidewalks, bikeways, landscaping, and traffic operations along the corridor.
Eisenhower Avenue Metro Improvement Project
This project proposes new bus loading areas, new standard WMATA bus shelters, relocating the kiss-and-ride facility, relocating the car share spaces, providing spaces for private shuttles, and the creation of an enhanced pedestrian plaza at the Eisenhower Metrorail Station. The goal of this project is to improve the overall experience of Metrorail users.