Pike Streetcar Fiscal Trainwreck Continues - Feds Say Trolley Folly Will Cost at Least $310 Million

Hey Yupette,

Check out this afternoon's County Board meeting on arlingtonva.us - part where County Board went back and forth about the stupid Pike streetcar system.

Then County Transportation Staff weighed in about its meeting with the Federal Transit Administration about the Pike streetcar. Turns out the County significantly underestimated what the cost of the Pike streetcar is going to be - at least $310 million - and so the project was too expensive to qualify for a Federal Small Starts transportation grant. Oh, FTA also estimated that the Pike streetcar system would require a contingency for another $90 million or so

Only one on the dais who didn't go along with Zimmy's program was Libby Garvey. Go  Libby!

Pike Rider