For decades, Arlington has worked to give people travel choices. Our County has the most Metrorail stops in Virginia; a successful local bus service; ART, which carries 2.5 million riders annually — and a growing Bike Share program. It is all designed to make it easier for you to live, work, play and visit in Arlington.
Now we’re taking our transportation network to a new level of service by making a strategic investment in a streetcar system — Arlington’s next generation of transit.
Arlington’s streetcar system, still in the early design stages, will put a decidedly modern twist on one of the nation’s oldest forms of mass transit. Streetcars will extend Metrorail’s reach and provide important infrastructure and people-carrying capacity. They will offer yet another travel choice — and help reduce traffic congestion as our community continues to grow and they will do all this at a fraction of the cost of building new Metro lines.
Arlington’s streetcars will bring clean, efficient, accessible, quiet transit to two of the most heavily travelled corridors in Northern Virginia — Route 1 and Columbia Pike. They will link to the regional transit network and connecting to Metrorail in Pentagon City, Crystal City.