Join Arlington County officials for a celebration marking the completion of the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway – the Washington area’s first right-of-way dedicated to premium surface transit.
The Transitway will provide faster, more reliable bus service between the Crystal City and Braddock Road Metrorail stations, with amenities designed to attract new bus riders.
About the Project
Arlington County and the City of Alexandria are building the Washington metropolitan area’s first right-of-way dedicated to premium surface transit. The new 4.5-mile Transitway between the Crystal City and Braddock Road Metrorail stations will provide faster, more reliable bus service along the congested Route 1 corridor, with amenities designed to attract new riders.
Arlington’s Transitway section includes a new all-day dedicated transit lane in Potomac Yard, a peak period transit lane in Crystal City and seven new transit stations. Separating bus service from traffic will result in corridor-wide travel time savings of 1-1/4 to 10 minutes for riders.
The Transitway will support redevelopment already underway in these neighborhoods, as well as planned development in Potomac Yard.
Along the Transitway, WMATA’s new Metroway bus service will operate at high-frequency during peak hours and serve a consolidated number of stations. Station amenities will include real-time arrival information, higher curb for easier vehicle boarding, canopies for weather protection, seating, lighting, and wayfinding information.