Commuter Rail Station in Virginia Central to 'Transit-Oriented Sprawl' Plans

Among proposed examples of new urbanist communities, Greater Greater Washington calls out one, located along Prince William's Potomac riverfront, as particularly experimental, sprawling, and centered on a Virginia Railway Express station.

"Virginia Railway Express officials broke ground yesterday on the Potomac Shores station, an infill commuter rail station in Prince William County that will be the centerpiece of a new town center," report Dan Malouff.

"The website boasts of 'rugged beauty,' an on-site 18-hole golf course, and miles of recreational trails. There's no doubt that Potomac Shores is sprawl."

"But it's a new kind of sprawl. At its center, a new urbanist town center complete with a new commuter rail station."

Full Story: RE infill station launches a new idea: transit-oriented sprawl


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