Arlington (Finally) Abandons $333 Million Streetcar Idea

18 Nov

Arlington County has pulled the plug on the planned $333 million streetcar plan in the crowded Columbia Pike corridor.  Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette says he can no longer ignore the will of the people. Earlier this month, a Democratic candidate for the board who supported the streetcar was defeated— despite the fact that Democrats won on every other race in Arlington.

“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,” Fisette said.

Great..for the people of Arlington.   Now, let’s fix up the Family Court system and the Arlington Department of Human Services so Arlington families are kept together and not destroyed at the taxpayer’s expense.