Welcome to the official home page for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station EIS.

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), as the federal lead agency, in cooperation with the City of Alexandria, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), and the National Park Service (NPS), are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. The EIS is being prepared in conformance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, and other applicable regulations and procedures.

This website is your guide to the EIS process. Please bookmark the homepage and refer to it for updates as the EIS progresses.


The Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been released for public review. Click here for the Executive Summary and full report.

Click on the icons at left to learn more about the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station EIS, including:

- Background on the EIS and the project purpose and need
- Information on the alternatives that are being evaluated
- Reports, publications, technical memoranda, and other project files
- Updates on public meetings and other ways to get involved, and
- Maps of the study area and the alternatives.

Link to the City of Alexandria project website

Link to the Potomac Yard Metrorail Implementation Work Group


The Potomac Yard Metrorail Station EIS team wants to hear from you! If you have questions, suggestions, or comments — or if you would like to be added to the project e-mail list — please contact us at:


Note: comments on the Draft EIS must be submitted by May 18, 2015.

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What's New?

Public Hearing and Comment Period
The Draft EIS public comment period is open until May 18, 2015. A public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 6:30pm. Click here for how to provide comments via email or mail and for details on the public hearing.

City of Alexandria Community Open House Meetings
The City of Alexandria will be holding three community open house meetings where members of the public can learn more about the project, resources analyzed in the Draft EIS, and next steps for the project. Meetings are scheduled for the following times:

  • 5:30pm-6:30pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2015

  • 6:30pm-9:00pm, Wednesday, April 8, 2015

  • 6:30pm-9:00pm, Monday, April 13, 2015
Click here for details on the locations and topics that will be presented at each meeting.

Site updated March 28, 2015



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