Monthly Archives: December 2011

Brook Market Opens in Arlington Village Shopping Center

A new Ethiopian market has opened in Pike Town Center. Brook Market is located on the backside of Arlington Village Shopping Center (in what used to be Pizza Movers), at 2522 Columbia Pike, across from Penrose Square. The market offers … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Pike Trolley

While the Board (hopefully) reviews the Pike Streetcar in light of the $100 million cost increase, here are a few ideas for more immediate and cost-effective ways to provide better bus service: 1. Paint a dedicated lane (in effect only … Continue reading

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Streetcar Cost Bombshell Must Lead to More Transparency by Board

In a serious blow to the plans of the County Board, Arlington County acknowledged in a Friday afternoon press release that the cost projections on the Pike Streetcar have mushroomed by $100 million. The press release, carefully timed by the … Continue reading

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Congressional Inaction Could Affect Pike Commutes

If Congress fails to act, many public transit users will get less money to pay for bus and train fares come January 1. The drop will be from the current $230 to $125 for 2012. How might it affect Pike … Continue reading

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