Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Thanks for providing information about the problems with streetcars. One hazard that needs to be mentioned are the overhead wires that would provide power to the streetcars on the Pike. In fact, the overhead wires are subject to damage from several sources, high winds, ice, and being struck by vehicles. In high wind and ice conditions power could be disrupted for days. When vehicles hit and bring down overhead power lines street-level vehicles and pedestrians are liable to be struck by live wires. Even a slightly damaged overhead streetcar power line would cause a system disruption for hours. Why would anyone contemplate installing such an antiquated transit system in the 21st Century?
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Thanks for your blog. If you didn't already hear, the Arlington County Board will meet the Arlington County Civic Federation on Tuesday, February 5th, at the Hazel Conference Center, Virginia Hospital Center, at 7:30 PM. Only CivFed delegates get to ask questions of the County Board. So civic associations that are concerned about anything pertaining to their neighborhoods should be sure to have questions ready.