• Arlington County Board Cancels Streetcar Program

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Arlington County Board Cancel Streetcar Program

The Arlington County Board today voted to discontinue the program to build a modern streetcar system along the Columbia Pike and Crystal City/Potomac Yard corridors. The Board’s action came just hours after Board Chair Jay Fisette and Vice Chair Mary Hynes announced they had decided the program must be cancelled to heal divisions that were distracting the community from a range of pressing issues.

The Board voted 4 to 1 to cancel the program and instructed the County Manager to develop alternate strategies to improve transportation options and transit capacity for the two corridors without a streetcar.