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File #: 14-2534    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/7/2014 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 4/8/2014 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Partnership with Arlington County to Jointly Procure Fare Collection Equipment for the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway.
Attachments: 1. 14-2534_Attachment 1 Fare Collection Joint Procurement Agreement
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: APRIL 2, 2014

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: RASHAD M. YOUNG, CITY MANAGER/s/

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Consideration of a Partnership with Arlington County to Jointly Procure Fare Collection Equipment for the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a proposal to pursue a joint procurement with Arlington County for off-board fare collection equipment to be utilized on the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council authorize the City Manager to sign a Memorandum of Understanding substantially in the form attached with Arlington County to jointly procure off-board fare collection equipment.

BACKGROUND: The Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway is the first segment in a five-mile high-capacity transit corridor connecting Pentagon City and Braddock Road Metrorail stations. Service is expected to start in summer 2014. Much of the service will operate in dedicated transit lanes, providing residents, workers, and visitors with a fast, convenient, and comfortable connection to the regional Metrorail network, the emerging Potomac Yard developments, and key employment nodes.

The initial segment of the corridor is under construction along Route 1 between Potomac Avenue and East Glebe Road. Transit vehicles will operate in an exclusive right-of-way along this segment. The project includes enhanced stations, off-board fare collection, transit signal priority, and real-time information signage. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will operate new premium transit service under the brand Metroway.

Off-board fare collection is a key component of the new service. It will allow passengers to pay their fare before boarding vehicles and board at any door, reducing the time it takes to load and unload passengers, an...

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