Speak Out: Do You Support the Columbia Pike 'Streetcar'?
The project, which is endorsed by both Fairfax and Arlington counties, will run from Falls Church to Pentagon City.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors officially endorsed the 4.9-mile Columbia Pike streetcar on Tuesday.
Developing better transit has become one of the main priorities in Fairfax County and the streetcar is expected to help alleviate much of the congestion in Fairfax County. The project, which was endorsed by the Arlington County Board in late July, will provide a way for residents to travel from the Skyline area of Falls Church in Fairfax County to Pentagon City.
Although the project is supported by the board, not all residents are happy with the idea of a streetcar.
"This is really dumb. It was not a coincidence that streetcars became obsolete," said one Patch reader in reaction to the board's decision.
It is estimated that the streetcar will cost approximately $6 million a year to run. Both Fairfax and Arlington counties are expected to pay for 56 percent, or $137 million, of the project, pending federal dollars.
Tell us: Do you agree with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and their support of the Streetcar?