Manager's Report - June 6, 2014

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Update: Crystal City/Potomac Yard Transitway

The City of Alexandria and Arlington County are in the process of constructing the Washington metropolitan area's first right-of-way dedicated to premium bus operations.  The new 4.5-mile Transitway between the Crystal City and Braddock Road Metrorail stations will provide faster, more reliable bus service along the congested Route 1 corridor, with amenities designed to attract new riders. Currently, the City’s bus stations are under construction. Structural steel, landscaping, electrical work for signals and lights, and high visibility crosswalks are being installed over the next several weeks.  Each station costs approximately $270,000 to construct, which is fully paid by state and federal funding.  Service between Alexandria and Arlington will be integrated into a single service running from one end of the corridor to the other, and will be operated by WMATA.  Alexandria’s portion of the Transitway is scheduled to open this summer.

Alexandria Environmental Health Supervisor Appointed to NACCHO Food Safety Workgroup

Alexandria Health Department Environmental Health Supervisor Rachel Stradling has been appointed to serve on the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ (NACCHO) national Food Safety Workgroup. The offer to serve came as a result of her contribution to the NACCHO mentorship program, where she has worked to help health departments from three other states improve their food safety programs and meet the FDA Retail Food Program Standards. The Alexandria Health Department is proud that Rachel will play a leading role in shaping the national voice of local public health officials.

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