Setback for Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Project

Funding for a feasibility study is always one thing. Funding for a project is always something else.
February 14, 2017, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Patricia Sullivan reports: "A proposed gondola connecting Georgetown and Rosslyn across the Potomac River won’t be funded with money from Arlington because other transportation projects, such as Metro and Columbia Pike transit, take priority, the Arlington County Board said Friday."

The news came despite the Arlington County Board's decision to spend $35,000 to help fund a feasibility study in February 2016. That study released its findings in November, finding that the proposed gondola would serve at least 6,500 passengers a day, at a cost of $80 million to $90 million.

Joe Sternlieb, president of one of the project's largest supporters, the Georgetown Business Improvement District, is on the record in the article saying that the news is far from a final nail in the coffin for the project. Sternlieb expects to build a coalition on his side of the river and then bring Arlington County on board for funding.

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Published on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in The Washington Post
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