County News for Columbia Pike

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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 13, 2014

Minor Electrical Fire Displaces 109 Residents

Arlington County firefighters and building inspectors responded to a minor electrical fire 1930 Columbia Pike; there were no injuries. The buildings remain without power; property management is placing approximately 109 residents in nearby hotels.
July 19, 2014

Arlington County Board Approves Farmers’ Market at Arlington Mill

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

Commonwealth to Provide Up to $65 Million in New State Funding for Columbia Pike Streetcar

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.
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 30, 2014

Arlington and Fairfax County Choose Streetcar Program Management Team

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

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).
May 06, 2014

Arlington County Cuts Costs, Improves Design of Columbia Pike Transit Stations Project

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

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.

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