Arlington Chamber Backs Staff Option For New Crystal City VRE Station


As the Arlington County Board prepares to vote on a preferred location for the new Crystal City station for Virginia Railway Express, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is backing a recommendation by county-government staff to put it east of Crystal Drive between 18th and 20th streets South, a quarter-mile south of the existing station.

The location “best positions Crystal City and greater Arlington County as a regional multi-modal transit hub,” the business organization said in a letter to county staff, backing the proposal.

The proposed location (Option #2) is one of three to have been studied by Virginia Railway Express; the county government’s views will be taken into consideration but will not be binding on the regional transit agency, which runs commuter service from points west and south into Alexandria, Arlington and the District of Columbia weekday mornings and back out in the afternoon.


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