July 19, 2014
The County Board today voted to approve a farmers’ market on the public plaza at Arlington Mill Community and Senior Center on Wednesdays, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. This new market, which could open as early as August, will be Arlington’s eighth.
July 11, 2014
Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne notified Arlington and Fairfax County officials on July 10 that the Commonwealth will increase its funding for the Columbia Pike streetcar by up to $65 million, using new funding available for fixed-guideway projects.
June 17, 2014
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 30, 2014
Arlington and Fairfax Counties announced today that they have selected Parsons Transportation Group to help manage Arlington’s streetcar program, which includes the Columbia Pike streetcar segment that the two counties are jointly building.
May 06, 2014
Chair Jay Fisette comments on the County Manager’s review and redesign of the Columbia Pike Transit Station Stops (formerly known as Super Stops).
May 06, 2014
Arlington County Manager Barbara Donnellan today announced plans to substantially reduce the cost of new transit stations along Columbia Pike and improve their functionality, based on rider feedback. The new station design will cost significantly less to build and maintain than the prototype at Columbia Pike and South Walter Reed Drive, which opened in March 2013. The total project cost has been reduced 40 percent, from $20.9 million to $12.4 million. These stations serve the busiest bus corridor in Virginia.
March 26, 2014
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.