Category Archives: Pike Ride/Public transport

Fatal Flaw: Omitting Pentagon Transit Station from Streetcar Network Will Burden Future Generations

Arlington County’s Board has decided to make an “our way or the highway” offer for its planned streetcar network: if a neighboring jurisdiction doesn’t want to adopt the Board’s plan, they are on their own.  Fairfax is in (at least … Continue reading

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Pike Bus Changes: 16F to Become 16X, New 16Y Stops

WMATA recently announced some changes to the direct-to-DC rush hour Pike Ride bus routes, effective December 30th.  Overall, the changes are fairly minor but they could affect your commute. 16Y Currently, the 16Y serves Columbia Pike, with additional stops in … Continue reading

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Demographic, Attitudinal Changes Are Missing Elements of Trolley Debate

One of the most common arguments in favor of the streetcar is that it’s the best choice to encourage residents to use transit instead of their vehicle for trips along the Pike.  The logic is that because current drivers don’t … Continue reading

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Seven Months Late, Incomplete Super Stop Calls Into Question County Capacity to Build Trolley

At the corner of S. Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike sits an unfinished, deluxe bus stop.  This project is the showcase premiere for a series of new, upgraded bus stops that are the Columbia Pike Super Stops.  The on-again/off-again … Continue reading

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Elimination of Metro’s Route 23C. 16F Service Cuts. Public Hearings to Discuss.

Metro has announced planned changes and a series of hearing to discuss them for bus routes.  Two of the changes would affect bus riders along Columbia Pike. The first one is relatively minor: there is a 16F service in the … Continue reading

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County Scales Back Plans for Columbia Pike Bike Boulevards

Arlington County’s inadequate plans for Pike cyclists are getting worse: the Bike Boulevards Plan is being parceled out into tiny “new projects” that need to get in line for funding from the Board. Today, bike commuters and other riders who … Continue reading

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A Response to Mary Hynes Opinion on Streetcars

This post replies to a recent Opinion piece written by Arlington County Board Chairwoman Mary Hynes, which can be read here.  It is also posted as a comment at Arlington Connection. Ms. Hynes likes to invoke SmartGrowth in defense of … Continue reading

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