Gondola Proposal Still Floating in D.C.
"DC’s 2018 budget, passed earlier this month, includes money to study how a gondola that would run between Rosslyn and Georgetown might impact the environment," reports Jon Steingart. Specifically, the D.C. council "allotted $250,000 for what council chair Phil Mendelson has called 'next steps,'" marking a "fairly big step up from what [the District Department of Transportation] has previously spent."
An earlier study by Georgetown University and the governments of Arlington and the District produced a level of support for the project, but not enough to keep Arlington County on board when it came time to talk funding.
D.C.'s budget also put plans for a streetcar extension "on ice," according to earlier reports.