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November 18, 2014

Arlington Cancels Streetcar Program

The Arlington County Board today voted to cancel the streetcar program that would have built a modern streetcar system along the Columbia Pike and Crystal City/Potomac Yard corridors.
September 23, 2014

Arlington County Board Awards Streetcar Engineering Contract

The Arlington County Board today approved the award of a $26 million, multiphase contract to HDR Engineering, Inc. to begin engineering and design on the 7.4-mile Arlington-Fairfax streetcar system. The contractor will develop preliminary design plans for the Columbia Pike and Crystal City-Potomac Yard streetcar segments and technical specifications for the streetcar vehicles.
September 23, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves Additional Columbia Pike Street Improvements Design Work

The Arlington County Board today approved up to $5.6 million for additional design services within an existing contract for the Columbia Pike Multimodal Project.
September 23, 2014

Columbia Pike Super Stop Prototype Review Completed

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan today released the third and final report related to the Walter Reed Super Stop prototype on Columbia Pike.
Arlington County Board Chair Addresses Call for Streetcar Referendum
June 17, 2014

Arlington County Board Chair Addresses Call for Streetcar Referendum

Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette, Vice Chair Mary Hynes and Board Member Walter Tejada each announced today that they do not favor holding a referendum on the County’s planned 7.4-mile streetcar system.
May 13, 2014

ART 75 Bus Undergoing Maintenance, Safety Investigation After Accident

An ART bus was involved in an incident at South Dinwiddie Street & 7th Road South on May 12. The bus experienced a problem indicated by a check engine light. The bus is undergoing a maintenance and safety investigation. There were no injuries or damage to property other than the bus.
May 06, 2014

Statement from Jay Fisette, Chair of the Arlington County Board

Chair Jay Fisette comments on the County Manager’s review and redesign of the Columbia Pike Transit Station Stops (formerly known as Super Stops).
March 26, 2014

Columbia Pike Streetcar Will Generate $3.2-4.4 Billion Over 30 Years

A new study of the Columbia Pike streetcar’s projected return on investment shows a multi-billion dollar benefit to Arlington and Fairfax Counties, far surpassing the project’s estimated capital cost.
March 24, 2014

Media Alert: County Manager Briefing on Columbia Pike Streetcar Return on Investment Study

Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan invites the media to a briefing on the new return on investment study for the Columbia Pike streetcar.
 County Board Approves Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway Construction
February 22, 2014

County Board Approves Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway Construction

The Arlington County Board today approved a construction contract for the Crystal City Potomac Yard Transitway, the Washington metropolitan area's first right-of-way dedicated to premium bus operations.
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