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The Columbia Pike streetcar line would run 7.4 miles from the Skyline section of Fairfax County to Pentagon City and eventually the Crystal City Metro station, connecting to the Metro Transitway along U.S. Route 1 towards Alexandria.
Under a proposal from DDOT, bikes would be banned from using the traffic lanes where streetcar "guideways" are placed.
A D.C streetcar was derailed Sunday morning for an emergency drill.
The Arlington board on Saturday adopted a 10-year capital improvement program that includes funding for both the Columbia Pike and Crystal City streetcar lines, a pair of major transit projects that are seen either as important economic initiatives or massive boondoggles.
Starting Monday, ticket writers in the District of Columbia will crack down on illegal parking along the H Street-Benning Road corridor from the Hopscotch Bridge to the old Spingarn High School.
A new rapid busway is set to open next month that will give Arlington and Alexander commuters an alternate to driving U.S. Route 1. Meanwhile Arlington continues to defends its planned Columbia Pike streetcar line.
After several hiccups, could the streetcars hit the city sooner than later?
As the return of streetcars nears in the District, WTOP takes a look back at technology in the bygone trolley era.
An independent consultant hired by Arlington County has found that the planned Columbia Pike streetcar could generate between $2.2-3 billion more than an enhanced bus system for the corridor over the next 30 years.
As testing for the new DC Streetcar line continues, wires that power the cars will remain energized and officials are reminding the public to stay clear of the power stations and overhead lines.
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