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Keep the Momentum Going for the Arlington Streetcar

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From Arlington Streetcar Now:

Everyone:

At the County Board Town Hall meeting Wednesday night we saw the county present the facts about Arlington’s streetcar plans:

  • the years-long community process,
  • the greater capacity of streetcars,
  • the greater preference of riders for streetcars,
  • the benefits of streetcars to local businesses, and
  • the economic and environmental benefits. 

It was encouraging to see support from so many of our Arlington friends and neighbors.  I am sure we impressed the county board with the extent of community support for Arlington streetcars, as well as the high level of enthusiasm.   They saw that we not only support the streetcar plans, but that we are eager for the county to expedite the detailed design and construction process.  

We need to do more to keep up the momentum. 

Please write to the county board at countyboard@arlingtonva.us.  Tell them that you support streetcars, the higher quality of life they will help bring to our neighborhoods, the support for our local businesses, the environmental benefits, and all the other reasons you want progress on the Pike and in Crystal City to continue.  

Talk to your friends and neighbors; make it a point to get at least one other person to sign on as a supporter at http://streetcarnow.org.   Volunteer– we need help reaching out to people at events like farmers markets; contact now@streetcarnow.org.  Or donate, if you can, at http://streetcarnow.org.  Flyers and information sheets cost money, and we have too little.   We have a lot of work to do to make sure people understand the facts, so they will join with us. 

We want Arlington Streetcars Now!

Thanks for your continued support,

John Snyder

Chair, Arlington Streetcar Now