Metro Seeks Public Input on Bus Loop Improvements at King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station

Metro Seeks Public Input on Bus Loop Improvements at King Street-Old Town Metrorail Station

Metro and the City of Alexandria are proposing design changes to the bus loop at King Street Metro Station to create better connections and improve 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. This project has been approved by the respective City Boards, Commissions and City Council. Metro is seeking input on the removal of short-term metered parking at the station as part of this project. The comment period is open until 9 a.m., on October 17. Here are ways to provide feedback:

·         Take a survey online.
·         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. The Carlyle shuttle bus route will likely change during construction. Buses will be relocated during the first phase to accommodate construction and the new bus bays will be open for the second phase. Comments will be provided to Metro’s Board of Directors in December 2016. If approved, construction would begin in 2017.