Press Release: Vihstadt, Garvey laud ground-breaking of Crystal City premium bus service

Friday, July 18—Arlington County Board members John Vihstadt and Libby Garvey welcomed the new rapid transit bus service to Crystal City in a ground-breaking ceremony today.

“This is a great example of smart spending to help solve our transportation issues,” Vihstadt said.

Added Garvey: “Even the county’s own press release on the new Crystal City Transitway says it will ease congestion and support both redevelopment and high-density growth. This is exactly what we have been saying BRT (bus rapid transit) can do and this is why we …

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Press Release: Vihstadt Decries Announcements by State of Virginia and Arlington county on Federal and State Funding for Columbia Pike Streetcar

Friday, July 11—ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA–Arlington County Board Member John Vihstadt today blasted an award of state streetcar funding with a nearly simultaneous County announcement that it would forgo federal funding.

“In committing state funds of “up to” $65 million for the $333 million, 4.9 mile Columbia Pike Streetcar just one month to the day after receiving a joint request by Arlington and Fairfax Counties, it is clear that the Commonwealth of Virginia Transportation Department rushed to judgment and failed to perform the independent due diligence expected of …

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