City Response to Metro's Delay of Potomac Yard Metrorail Construction
In response to WMATA's announcement of a delay to Potomac Yard Metrorail construction, the City has issued the following statement:
"The numerous delays to the Potomac Yard construction project are unacceptable. This critically important project requires more intentional oversight by WMATA. Our residents and businesses deserve better from our partners.
This latest setback must be met with urgency and significant actions by WMATA and its contractor to recover from the time and money lost. The City of Alexandria has provided specific operational actions to WMATA that we believe will more effectively manage the contractor’s efforts to complete this project in an expedited and efficient manner.
The City is also demanding that the financial impacts of the numerous delays be assessed and adjusted by WMATA to the benefit of our community. We will continue working with our partners to ensure transit riders have accessible alternatives during this continued shutdown.
We cannot continue to repeat these failures."
--City of Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson