From the Coalition for Smarter Growth:
After years of planning, the Arlington County Board is set to take the final vote 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. to move forward with the Columbia Pike Streetcar. The
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.
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. BRT, streetcar capacity, and what it means for affordable housing.
Thank you for standing with us for smart growth in Arlington!
Coalition for Smarter Growth