Around D.C., Metro Essential for Regional Growth

Reporting on a topic of discussion at the Greening Greater Washington Conference, Neal Peirce expounds on how public transit choices has bolstered regionalism around the nation's capital.
September 24, 2011, 7am PDT | Judy Chang
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"Metro has also enabled some remarkable real estate development. Top example: Arlington County, Va., a mishmash of second-rate commercial roads a generation ago. Arlington decided early to put its Metro line, with seven stations, underground. That allowed major, well-planned and planted boulevards, dramatic office concentrations, and such a strong appetite for transit that bus rapid transit and light rail for Columbia Pike, a major artery, are now in the works."

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Published on Saturday, September 17, 2011 in Citiwire
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