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Big Hopes Ride on a Recently Approved Transit Station in Alexandria

A long-delayed decision by the National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration removes the final regulatory obstacle for the construction of a new Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia.
November 7, 2016, 12pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"The National Park Service and Federal Highway Administration have given Alexandria clearance to build a [D.C] Metro station in the city’s growing Potomac Yard community," according to an article by Luz Lazo.

The project is expected to cost $268 million for design and construction, when all is said and done. Alexandria will fund the project, while D.C. Metro will oversee construction.

The city is pursuing the new station as an opportunity to "increase transportation choices and accelerate transit-oriented development," according to Lazo. "The Potomac Yard station will be built on Metro’s Yellow and Blue Lines, between the existing Braddock Road and National Airport stations. It is expected to boost mass transit along the Route 1 corridor and facilitate growth at Potomac Yard, a 295-acre former railroad yard that is being transformed into an urban center."

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Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 in The Washington Post
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