Friday, May 3, 2013
Project planners say setback will provide time for better community outreach.
The process of determining the location and type of Metrorail station at Potomac Yard has been delayed a few months, Alexandria officials announced Friday afternoon. Along with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Federal Transit Administration and the National Park Service, Alexandria has been plugging away at the environmental impact study for the project. A draft statement on the study, which assesses everything from sound and noise issues to air quality and wetland impacts related to a station, was scheduled to be released Friday. However, the FTA and NPS recommended technical changes and amendments to the plan during a review of the statement, creating more work for planners. According to a press release from the city: …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Pilot program will take 10 to 12 public parking spaces away from public use.
Alexandria City Council unanimously approved a pilot program Tuesday for on-street carsharing in the Carlyle and East Eisenhower area. The program will take 10 to 12 parking spaces away from public use so Hertz can set up its carsharing vehicles in the area. The company will pay the city $1,500 per space annually. The program was approved for two years, at which point city staff will return to council with data and other considerations. Mayor Bill Euille called the program “a move in the right direction and long overdue.” Zipcar currently operates 16 carsharing vehicles in off-street spaces in private parking facilities and at Metro stations primarily in the Old Town area. The area for the pilot program was chosen because of its density …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Abi Lerner heads to Virginia Department of Transportation.
Abi Lerner, Alexandria's deputy director of transportation, will be departing from the city's Department of Transportation and Environmental Services. He is leaving to become the Virginia Department of Transportation's new Tysons Corner coordinator, according to a T&ES spokeswoman. Sandra Marks, division chief for transportation planning, will fill in during the interim, until the position is filled.