A streetcar may be coming to Northern Virginia by as early as 2019.
The Alexandria City Council and the Arlington County Board voted Saturday to move forward with a streetcar project to connect the two areas, reported NBC4.
The project would connect the two jurisdictions via the Route 1 corridor.
Alexandria and Arlington are going about construction separately, which will lead to a time gap between the construction of the two lines. Arlington County voted Saturday to begin preliminary engineering on their section — which runs from Crystal City to Four Mile Run — in time to open to the public by 2019.
Alexandria, on the other hand, is going to first undergo an alternatives assessment for the project. They are also busy constructing a Metro station at Potomac Yard. Construction for their portion of the streetcar line, if they decide to move forward, would be about two years behind Arlington’s.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/streetcar_to_connect_arlington_and_alexandria/5665
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