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The Arlington board on Saturday adopted a 10-year capital improvement program that includes funding for both the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar lines, a pair of major transit projects that are seen either as important economic initiatives or massive boondoggles.
A new rapid busway is set to open next month that will give Arlington and Alexander commuters an alternate to driving U.S. Route 1. Meanwhile Arlington continues to defends its planned Columbia Pike streetcar line.
The Arlington County Columbia Pike streetcar project has been a controversial one and now officials are reaching out to the community to get more support.
Reconstruction on a busy roadway through Montgomery County begins Monday, and commuters should expect lane closures for at least a week, the Maryland State Highway Administration says.
The Columbia Pike streetcar has approval for its next planning steps from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.
The Arlington County Board will take a vote on Tuesday to approve a new deal with Fairfax County that will move forward plans for a controversial 5-mile streetcar line along Columbia Pike.
Arlington and Fairfax counties won't receive federal funding for a new streetcar line planned along Columbia Pike.
While the planned Columbia Pike streetcar has been making local headlines, Arlington County has been quietly moving forward with a project that's bringing significant infrastructure improvements to the busy thoroughfare.
A new bus stop on Columbia Pike cost more than $1 million to build, according to a county spokeswoman.
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