The Crystal City Business Improvement District (BID), in collaboration with area stakeholders, issued a Request for Proposals to study the feasibility of a new direct pedestrian connection between Crystal City and Washington National Airport.
“Crystal City is the area’s most accessible neighborhood — with Metro, VRE, connections to every major area highway, bike paths, and an airport you can literally walk to,” said Angela Fox, Crystal City BID president/CEO. “A new pedestrian connection will bring the airport even closer, from a 15-minute walk to a 4-minute walk ....”
The concept of a new pedestrian connection combines with the investments of other transportation infrastructure projects already underway including a new commuter terminal at DCA, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s rail infrastructure upgrade known as the Atlantic Gateway Project, a proposed new entrance to the Crystal City Metro station along Crystal Drive, and the Virginia Railway Express Crystal City Station improvements.
The published Request for Proposals seeks consultant teams to evaluate the feasibility of a pedestrian connection and will study alignments, real estate considerations (both private and public/federal), regulatory requirements, costs and financing mechanisms, as well as a an assessment of a pathway to implementation.
Proposals are due Aug. 4. For more information and to review the full RFP, visit www.crystalcity.org/DCAStudy.