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Parkmobile APP

Starting this summer, you won’t need to Feed the Meter when parking in Arlington. Now you can pay by cell thanks to the Parkmobile APP, and park at any metered space throughout the County.

Around Arlington - July 29, 2014

Around Arlington – July 29, 2014

In this episode, we break ground on Virginia’s first right-of-way dedicated to premium surface transit, and see some young girls go to Fire Camp.

Charlie Clark's Arlington County Chronicles

Charlie Clark’s Arlington County Chronicles

Author Charlie Clark reads from his book, Arlington County Chronicles.

Around Arlington - July 8, 2014

Around Arlington – July 8, 2014

In this episode, we celebrate our volunteers and all they do, take a look at two parks now open in the area, see how some kids are making a change and learn what Google was doing in Arlington.

Jay Fisette

2014 State of the County Address

2014 Arlington State of the County Address

Why Streetcar? Because we can transform the Pike while preserving affordable housing

Why Streetcar? Because we can transform the Pike while preserving affordable housing

The streetcar will encourage private investment and development along the Pike, including more housing. We have put in place innovative financing and planning incentives to preserve existing affordable housing.

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar is a sound investment in our future

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar is a sound investment in our future

We expect the Columbia Pike streetcar to yield $3 to $4.2 billion in new real estate value for Arlington and Fairfax over 30 years, and attract more than 6,000 new jobs within 10 years of the start of construction.

Why Streetcar? Because Arlington is growing

Why Streetcar? Because Arlington is growing

Over the next 30 years, we expect 65% of our population growth and 44% of job growth to occur along the seven and a half mile Skyline -Columbia Pike-Crystal City-Potomac Yard route.

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar will improve the quality of life for everyone on the Pike

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar will improve the quality of life for everyone on the Pike

The County has put in place innovative financing and planning incentives to ensure that the Pike’s affordable housing, and rich diversity, are preserved.

Why Streetcar? Because this is what we do

Why Streetcar? Because this is what we do

Planning for the long-term is what makes Arlington a national model of smart growth. We make strategic investments – like the streetcar – that build a sustainable community.

Home Alone: 5 Safety Tips for Kids

Home Alone: 5 Safety Tips for Kids

Arlington is a safe community. But when it comes to your kids, you can’t be TOO safe. If your kids are spending time home without you, make sure they know these safety rules!

Why Streetcar? Because Metro was a success and streetcars will be, too.

Why Streetcar? Because Metro was a success and streetcars will be, too.

METRO and smart growth are our legacy. Streetcars will fulfill the Main Street vision for Columbia Pike, just as METRO transformed the Rosslyn-Ballston corridor.

Why Streetcar? Because buses alone can't carry enough people.

Why Streetcar? Because buses alone can’t carry enough people.

A large, comfortable, workhorse vehicle, the streetcar will attract riders. Each streetcar vehicle can hold 100% more passengers than a standard Metrobus.

Why Streetcar? Because it will broaden our tax base.

Why Streetcar? Because it will broaden our tax base.

We estimate that streetcar, over 30 years, will generate $1.26 billion in new tax revenues. That means more money for schools, infrastructure, affordable housing and other services.

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar improves connections.

Why Streetcar? Because Streetcar improves connections.

The 7.4-mile streetcar system will connect job centers, neighborhoods, and shopping destinations, as well as Metrorail and VRE commuter rail.