The City of Alexandria, DASH and other regional transit partners are teaming up to develop a new vision for the Alexandria Transit network. The Alexandria Transit Vision (ATV) Plan will redraw the city’s bus network to better serve current/future transit demand, and to better reflect community priorities for transit service. The ATV Plan will involve three rounds of public outreach, withthe first round beginning in September/October 2018. The first round of outreach is especially critical, as it will help the project team define community transit priorities and ATV Plan objectives.
The public is invited to attend the first ATV event – a presentation and joint work session for the Alexandria Transit Company (ATC) Board and Transportation Commission meeting. The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Alexandria City Hall, Room 1101 (Sister Cities), 301 King Street.
This meeting will provide an overview of the Alexandria Transit Vision Plan. Jarrett Walker, an international transit planning expert and the author of Human Transit, will facilitate the meeting to discuss the trade-offs of transit choices.Mr. Walker specializes in helping communities understand the basic geometry of transit, so that they can have clearer conversations about their priorities. Inhis 25 years in the field he has led projects to redesign transit networks for cities across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
The first round of ATV outreach will also include an online customer survey, pop-up events, and two community meetings to be held on the evenings of Tuesday, October 16th and Thursday, October 18th.
For more information about this project and how to get involved, please visit the Alexandria Transit Vision Plan website at alexandriava.gov/tes/default.aspx?id=104193 or contact Steve Sindiong (steve.sindiong@alexandriava.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation, or to request materials in an alternative format, call e-mail geralyn.taylor@alexandriava.