Improving Public Transit in Virginia

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Transportation overhaul: New scoring system for project funding nearly set

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The Commonwealth Transportation Board is slated to vote Wednesday on the key details of a new scoring system that will be used to decide what new road projects get funding around the state. The board is expected to weight various scoring categories in the formula, which will be used to
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Arlington’s streetcar is dead. Now what?

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As streetcar projects around the U.S. continue to be a magnet for either giddy anticipation or derision — and often both — officials last month voted to kill one such transit plan just outside of Washington, D.C. After an election last month where a county board member who had campaigned
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Comments on Study Concerning Rail Service Between Richmond and DC

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Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the scoping for the Washington to Richmond Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor Tier II study. This project is one of the most critical for meeting Virginia's transportation and economic development needs
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Arlington cancels Columbia Pike streetcar project

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"Arlington's proven smart growth track record had given us confidence in their analysis and ability to create a great transit corridor. The streetcar's ridership capacity was integral to the plan to use density bonuses to preserve thousands of units of affordable housing."
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With streetcar dead, Arlington ponders: What’s next?

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Whatever happens on Columbia Pike, both sides agree that it needs to happen soon. In the next 30 years, county leaders say, 65 percent of Arlington's population growth will be along Columbia Pike and Route One -- the two areas where the streetcar lines have now been cancelled.
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