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Arlington County and Fairfax County Boards endorse Modified Streetcar Alternative for Columbia Pike corridor.

Updated 6/29/2006

The Columbia Pike Transit Alternatives Analysis (“Pike Transit Initiative”) is a study effort sponsored by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), in conjunction with Arlington County and Fairfax County. The study analyzed alternatives for a new high-capacity and environmentally friendly transit service along Columbia Pike from the Pentagon/Pentagon City area to Baileys Crossroads.

Working closely with local jurisdictions, neighborhoods, and community groups, the study team developed a preferred transit investment for the corridor that will support the county redevelopment initiatives. The Columbia Pike Transit Alternatives Analysis describes the preferred “modified streetcar” alternative – an initial streetcar line with supporting bus service – that the study team recommends to be carried forward into the next phase of the project development process (preliminary engineering and environmental review).