Motorcoach Task Force

Page updated on Apr 21, 2017 at 2:08 PM

What's New

The Motorcoach Task Force unanimously approved recommendations for tour bus operations and management. The recommendations have been compiled in a report, which was transmitted to the Director of T&ES and City Council. Staff is in the process of adding the Task Force's recommendations to its work plan. As new development is phased-in and existing short-term parking spaces are removed, the Masonic Memorial will absorb short-term parking needs for tour buses. 

Background Information

In the winter of 2015, the City reconstituted its Motorcoach Task Force (click here to view City Council resolution to rebuild the Task Force). This City-Manager appointed body will be responsible for providing guidance on the location of motorcoach loading/unloading and short term parking spaces. Working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders, the Task Force will develop a proactive approach to motorcoach management that recognizes the economic value of the industry and balances its operational needs with measures to limit intrusive effects on Alexandria’s neighborhoods, historic resources, the environment, quality of life, traffic and parking.

Click here to review the draft evaluation criteria, which informed the Task Force's analysis process. These criteria were shaped by Task Force's recommendations and discussion during Meeting #1.  Click here to review the list of candidate study locations. Please note: inclusion on this list does not imply that the City will pursue a location for potential motorcoach parking and/or loading/unloading.

Motorcoach Task Force Membership Structure

Industry Representatives (4 members)

  • Motorcoach/Tourism Boating Industry Representatives (2)
  • Local Hotel Industry Representative (1)
  • Alexandria Old Town Small Business Community Representative (1)

Civic & Resident Representatives (5 members)

  • At-Large Citizen Representative (1)
  • Old Town Civic Association Representatives (2)
  • Founders Park Community Association Representative (1)
  • North Old Town Independent Citizens Representative (1)

Board & Commission Representatives (4 members)

  • Alexandria Waterfront Commission Representative (1)
  • Traffic and Parking Board Representative (1)
  • Transportation Commission Representative (1)
  • Historic Alexandria Resources Commission Representative (1)

2016 Task Force Meeting Materials

Former Task Force Efforts

October 16, 2012 Motorcoach Enforcement Presentation to the Waterfront Commission

Past Meetings and Meeting Materials

Meeting Materials 2009

Meeting Materials 2008

Background Information 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

Transportation & Environmental Services