Saturday, December 8, 2012

County Must Prepare for Serious Streetcar and Streetcar Track Accidents

Hello Yupette,

I  searched 'streetcar accidents' and 'streetcar bicycle accidents" on the Internet. It's obvious there will be many serious accidents involving streetcars and streetcar tracks on the Pike, and in Crystal City if there are at-grade crossings for streets, sidewalks, trails, and so on.

Where is the discussion of additional fire, EMS, and police personnel and equipment that will be required when streetcars share busy streets with vehicles of all kinds? I have seen no discussion thus far during the County Board's work sessions with its corporate transportation cronies..

This is what we get from having Zimmerman and Hynes on the County Board. Zimmerman didn't care about safety when he was on the WMATA Board and Hynes doesn't care about safety now, or Metrorail wouldn't be running overcrowded trains through the Orange-Blue Line Potomac tunnel, which should have been double-tracked a decade ago.

Last thing we need is streetcars and tracks in Arlington. What we need is a federal grand jury looking at how the County Board and its corporate transportation and developer cronies totally corrupted the public transit evaluation process for the Pike and Crystal City.

Jerry, 22204  


Anonymous said...

Amen. +10. You got that right.

Anonymous said...

If you look at street scene videos of congested streets and roads with streetcar tracks you will see pedestrians, vehicles, and bicycles crossing in front of streetcars.

I have to wonder what the actual speed of the Pike streetcars would be, given the future increase in traffic and people on the Pike.

Anonymous said...

I want to know who Jay Fisette's domestic partner's consulting firm's clients are.

Anonymous said...

YouTube video of Toronto arterial with streetcars, pedestrians, bicycles, motor vehicles:


Anonymous said...

County Board on Saturday: "Streetcar accidents, what accidents? Don't worry be happy."

Anonymous said...

Think Zimmerman cares? He's outta here within a few years, like most of the County Board and the senior County Staff to whom the County Board has delegated decision making.

Anonymous said...

County Board meeting starts at 5 PM this afternoon. First up - what to do about all those angry working class immigrant taxi drivers.

Anonymous said...

I want to know what Walter Tejada's investments are in El Salvador.