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$333 Million Streetcar Project Not Happening in Arlington

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Arlington County officials have backed down from plans to build a $333 million streetcar line through the Columbia Pike corridor.

The plans have long faced opposition from residents who viewed the project as an expensive boondoggle, and the heavily Democratic county twice in the last year voted for an independent candidate opposed to the streetcar.

At a news conference Tuesday, County Board Chairman Jay Fisette said the board needs to respect the will of the voters.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova said she was disappointed by Arlington's decision - Fairfax had planned to partner with Arlington to build a portion of the line that would extend into Fairfax County.

Plans for a $217 million streetcar line in the Crystal City section of Arlington are also being scrapped.


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