Commonwealth Republican Women's Club
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Thursday, Nov 15th
Alexandria Police HQ, 3600 Wheeler Ave.
Social: 7:30 p.m. Program: 7:45 p.m.
Our Speaker for the November Meeting is
Deputy Director, Transportation, City of Alexandria Department of Transportation & Environmental Services
Five Priorities for 2019
The Department of Transportation & Environmental Services describes itself as a community partner in shaping a livable, green, and prospering Alexandria. It plans, builds, operates, and maintains transportation systems and infrastructure that improve mobility and provide people and businesses with core public services. The work it does keeps Alexandrians moving, growing sustainability, and thriving.
The Transportation & Environmental Services Department includes transportation, i.e., cars, bikes, buses, pedestrians, as well as the environment, resource recovery and public works. The department is responsible for recycling, leaf removal, as well as issuing parking tickets. About 212 employees work in the department. The Director is Yan Lambert who, in 2016, was tasked with coordinating pedestrian and bike traffic and subsequently became the department’s director.
Orr joined the city in 2013 as the Complete Streets Coordinator – to assure the entire right-of-way meets the needs of all -- and was promoted to a Principal Planner in 2015. She was responsible for assuring that Alexandria streets were designed to accommodate people of all ages and abilities and to enhance the multimodal transportation network to create a safe, healthy and vibrant community. Orr worked with neighborhoods to design roadways that improve safety and access for everyone using the streets. She managed the development of the city’s complete street design guidelines and the Capital Bikeshare Program.