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“Streetcar: third time’s the charm”

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From the Coalition for Smarter Growth:

 

After years of planning, the Arlington County Board is set to take the final vote tomorrow to move forward with the Columbia Pike Streetcar. The Coalition for Smarter Growth supports the streetcar plan as the right choice for Columbia Pike (here's a reminder on why), and we hope you do, too. This vote will allow the design work that's necessary for the project to begin.

Tell the Arlington Board we support the Columbia Pike Streetcar Plan >>

Feel like we've been here before? While the Board approved the streetcar in 2006 and 2012, opponents asked that the Board reconsider the plan when earlier this year, the Federal Transit Administration declined federal Small Starts program funding for the project, instead recommending that the project should be considered in the larger New Starts program.

The third time's the charm – tell the Arlington Board to vote yes one more time. >>

Want to learn more about the issue? We've got you covered! Here's what the Sierra Cluband Arlington Streetcar Now have to say. There's lots of official information at Arlington County's streetcar website, and these great articles about the streetcar vs. BRTstreetcar capacity, and what it means for affordable housing.

Thank you for standing with us for smart growth in Arlington!

Aimee

Aimee Custis
Coalition for Smarter Growth

action@smartergrowth.net