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Metro Seeks Public Input on Bus Loop Improvements at King St-Old Town Station | News Release | WMATA

King Street Improvements

Metro and the City of Alexandria are planning changes to the bus loop at King St-Old Town Station to create better connections for all modes of transit and improve pedestrian access to the station. Under the plan, the bus bay area would be reconfigured and short-term metered parking would be eliminated in order to provide additional bus bays, and to create a dedicated area for private shuttles, Kiss & Ride and taxi stands.

Metro is inviting customers to provide feedback on the permanent removal of short-term metered parking at the station as part of this project.

“The King Street-Old Town Station is a major gateway to Alexandria,” said Paul Smedberg, Alexandria City Councilmember and Metro Board Member. “This important project will improve the user experience for residents and visitors alike, and we are pleased to see it move forward.”

There are several ways to provide feedback.  The comment period is open until 9:00 a.m., October 17, 2016:

  • Take a survey online and tell us how this proposal would affect you.
  • Attend an open house at 6:00 p.m. and public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia
  • Email your comments to writtentestimony@wmata.com

The two-year construction project will be completed in two phases, with no access to the Kiss & Ride and shuttle buses for the duration of the project construction.  Buses will be relocated during the first phase to accommodate construction and the new bus bays will be open for the second phase.

All feedback will be provided to Metro’s Board of Directors in December 2016. If approved, construction would begin in 2017.

Visit the project information page for additional details.

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