Scooting Along: $4 Billion Transit Effort Underway In Virginia
Remember Amazon’s HQ2? After months of site speculation, demolition and building got underway last year in Arlington Virginia. Specifically, two 22 story office towers slated for completion in 2023 are rising in the Pentagon City neighborhood outside of Washington D.C., with Clark Construction as the general contractor.
Of course increased business in the area requires increased attention to transit. And, we are not just talking about any new business—just imagine everything and everyone Amazon will need and attract around HQ2!
Construction Dive reports that transit projects funded through public-private partnerships totaling $4 billion are aimed at improving transit in and around the area now referred to as National Landing. This comprises parts of several northern Virginia neighborhoods including Crystal City, Pentagon City, and Potomac Yard. The region’s Business Improvement District (BID) has ambitiously envisioned how trains, planes, buses and bikes will connect people in and around the area:
The result will be a downtown district with unparalleled access — where you can catch the Metro across town for lunch, a train to New York or Richmond for the night, or a flight to a vacation in the Caribbean, all within walking distance. In short, National Landing is poised to become the most connected downtown in America.
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Transportation plans over the next decade for National Landing include the $90 million Second Metrorail station in Crystal City. It is being designed by JGB Smith and funded through a public-private partnership with Arlington County. It is scheduled to open by the end of 2023. Meanwhile, high-capacity bus service to Pentagon City will increase via a north to south transitway extension that includes dedicated bus lanes and is slated for completion in 2022.
The National Landing Business Improvement District is also committed to: improving human-scaled mobility — walking, biking, scooting, and other forms of next-generation mobility options in the region.
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