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.

"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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