Thursday, December 23, 2010

Total Costs for Zimmerman's Pike and Crystal City Trolleys Will Likely Exceed $400 Million

Hey, Yupette,

Forget the estimates of the cost of Zimmerman's Pike trolley being $134 million and the Crystal City trolley being $140 million. Total built-out costs will be in the range of more than $400 million. Pretty appalling because the Pike doesn't need a trolley and the County will be paying a fortune to build a trolley through a former rail yard. Thanks for the blog.

Retired Transportation Planner

11 Comments:

At 23 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same County Board that just approved construction of a new parking garage in Buckingham?

 
At 23 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Zimmerman can't be trusted to run Metro, why should we allow him to build a $400 million light rail system?

 
At 23 December, 2010 , Anonymous abc123 said...

If the transportation planners want to do something important, re-connect rail service to Belvoir.

 
At 23 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why aren't they talking about the mess traffic from Mark Center is going to make in South Arlington?

 
At 23 December, 2010 , Anonymous Joan22207 said...

Arlington's 'transportation planners' should plan the transportation infrastructure where they live - PW County. Oh, and please remove your kids from the Arlington School system while you're at it.

 
At 23 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until they run that $400 million number through the "no-build" analysis option (using that money to improve existing bus service on the pike and not constructing a streetcar). That should kill this stupid trolley idea for good.

 
At 24 December, 2010 , Anonymous Terri said...

Kmow what needs revitalization? Route 1 corridor in PW County where the 'planners' live.

 
At 25 December, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Start with the area around the VRE station...what a dump.

 
At 25 December, 2010 , Anonymous EFC homeowner said...

Vornado and the other REITs should redevelop Route 1 south of Alexandria, focusing on Prince William County. Arlington and Alexandria have enough in-fill redevelopment.

 
At 25 December, 2010 , Anonymous Mile - 22203 said...

Anyone know why constructing a light rail line in a former rail yard will cost over $140 million?

 
At 25 December, 2010 , Anonymous Janice said...

Insofar as I can determine the Pike and Crystal City trolleys will function as a shuttle system to deliver people to the Pentagon. So let the federal government pay for it.

 

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