One Million Dollars
The major complaint from many in the county is the price. This one bus stop cost a Million Dollars. I cannot even begin to fathom how it could have cost that much.
After so many complaints the county has put the other 23 Transit Stations on hold while they rethink the entire structure and price.
The Streetcar cancelled presentation February 2015
New Designs for Bus Stops April 2015
Transportation Plan Update January 2016
Pike Transportation Updates are Posted here
Update Nov 18, 2014
On 11/18/14: Arlington County Board Chair, Jay Fisette announced (view on youTube) that the Streetcar for Columbia Pike and Crystal City is being cancelled. In the last year opposition to the Streetcar had become more organized and the recent election of the candidate, John Vihstadt an Independent who ran on an anti-streetcar platform seems to have convinced the board that transportation for the Pike and Crystal City needs to go in a different direction.
I believe that debating the streetcar issue further, with continued discord and dueling facts, will not serve our community and will distract us from addressing other pressing issues before us.
I have come to the conclusion that the only way to move forward together to rebuild the civility and consensus that have been the hallmarks of our civic life and community success for decades is to discontinue the streetcar project.
Fisette acknowledged that many business owners and residents along Columbia Pike will be disappointed by the streetcar project cancellation.
There are those who moved there or developed in anticipation of the streetcar. I will say that we are committed and remain committed to the Columbia Pike corridor. We will continue to work towards the realization of that vision in a modified form, and that is the commitment of this Board. We will enhance the bus system to the extent possible.
November 18, Arlington County Newsroom:
Arlington Cancels Streetcar Program
November 18, Washington Post:
Arlington officials halt efforts on streetcars for Columbia Pike, Crystal City