Transportation and Environmental Services

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Alexandria T & ES

The Department of Transportation and Environmental Services (T&ES) strives to improve the overall quality of life within the City of Alexandria through the development of a superior infrastructure. In order to contribute to the physical, social and economic growth of the City of Alexandria, the T&ES employee team provides services of the highest quality in the areas of engineering, environmental quality, traffic control, transit, construction, inspection and surveying, street, sewer and fire hydrant maintenance, and refuse and recycling collection.

Below is a list of T&ES projects, and the details, that are taking place in our neighborhood.

King Street Complete Streets

Project Website

King-Callahan-Russell Intersection Improvement Project

Project Website

Taylor Run Parkway/Janney's Lane Project

Project Website

Sewer Project Website 

City Presentation to College-Clover Park Civic Association

 

 

 

Scholarships

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TCWilliams 20152015 Taylor Run TC Williams Scholarship 

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, the Alexandria Scholarship Fund held its annual awards ceremony at T.C. Williams High School. This year, the TRCA Scholarship was awarded to Joey Nelson, a Taylor Run resident. Ms. Nelson is a delightfully energetic young lady who will study radiology at Northern Virginia Community College and aims to be an x-ray technician within the next two years. She graduated with a 3.5 GPA, participates in Urban Alliance, and interns at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In fact, in July, she will be traveling to Texas to take part in a leadership summit. The Urban Alliance's website explains that these internships "will have a STEM focus which provides a real-world connection to the content now being emphasized in schools because of the increasing availability of careers in these sectors." Ms. Nelson has also volunteered at the INOVA Alexandria Hospital and plays the violin. We wish Ms. Joey Nelson great things, both this summer and beyond, and are happy to contribute $1,000 to her education.


MacArthur 20142014 MacArthur Good Neighbor Award

The 2014 recipient of TRCA's Good Neighbor Award was MacArthur Elementary's Madison Davis.  Congratulations, Madison!

Fall Block Party

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picture-41TRCA Annual Halloween Block Party

Join your friends and neighbors on Saturday, October 29th from 3pm-5pm on West View Terrace between Hilltop Terrace and South View Terrace.  Enjoy food, drinks, face painting, ive music by local sensation Heads or Tails, games, kids' arts & crafts tables, moon bouncing and more! Bring your lawn chairs and children in costume for the inaugural costume contest.
 
TRCA will provide the main course and drinks, but neighbors are welcome to bring a side dish or dessert to share. The event is free of charge to all current TRCA members ($20 a year/household) and additional donations are certainly welcome. You can pay your dues at the party or here.
 
We hope to see you there!

Park Clean-up

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Park CleanUp ShoppingCartIt is that time of year again. The Taylor Run Citizens' Association needs your help with Angel Park, Chinquapin Park, and our smallest area park at 701 Upland Place. We really hope you can find a weekend that you can help.  This is a great program that helps keep our neighborhood parks clean and is very important to the Taylor Run Citizens' Association as this is one of the ways our association makes revenue. We have contracted with the city to support our community by cleaning Angel Park, Chinquapin Park and 701 Upland. In return, the association receives revenue for our clean up efforts, which goes toward supporting our neighborhood and community.  

Upland Place Project

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701 Upland Place

Taylor Run Citizens’ Association (TRCA) is proud to report that the neighborhood clean-up project at 701 Upland Place is underway and going strong. In 2010 TRCA, along with a group of neighbors, embarked upon a beautification and enhancement project at 701 Upland Place, an empty and overgrown lot owned by the City of Alexandria. The goals of the project are to beautify our neighborhood, foster relationships, and potentially increase property values by eliminating an eyesore and establishing a safe, clean place for our George Washington Park toddlers to play and for neighbors to meet.