Big news this week in Arlington County. In case you missed it, get your updates here.
All about Arlington
"Penrose Square on Columbia Pike is pleased to announce that they will be holding their first annual Penrose Square Winter Wonderland, a free holiday event that will be held for the Arlington community on Sunday, December 7, 2014."
"The Arlington County Board voted today to update its Green Building Incentive Program. The update emphasizes energy performance and reduced overall environmental impact for site plan developments that voluntarily seek incentives under the program."
"Arlington halted plans to build a 4.9-mile streetcar line that would have run along Columbia Pike from Skyline Plaza in Fairfax County to Pentagon City."
"After a decade of planning, officials in Arlington cancelled the Columbia Pike streetcar this week. If streetcars aren't going to the answer on there, what might realistically happen instead?"
"This is the evolving vision for Courthouse Square, a strategy that has emerged from the latest three-hour Wednesday-evening session."
Transportation today & tomorrow
"The Dallas bike share system doesn't do any of that. It's for visitors to Fair Park to ride around a bit. And for that, it's a great asset, but as Paul Sims pointed out on Twitter that is bike rental. Not bike share. It is not transportation, but recreation."
"It may struggle to keep up with passenger demand if it doesn't."
"Bike lanes are beneficial at all levels of income and across races. But to established communities, it doesn't feel that way. What needs to change?"
"Self-driving cars could compete with public transportation systems, but the technology could also be applied to improve them."
"While Americans splurge on a meal out thanks to lower gas prices, federal and local governments should continue (or start...) funding transit systems that meet the needs of leaner times."
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