Arlington County Opens $1 Million Bus Stop

by Sophie Pyle · March 25, 2013

The first of 24 "super stops" opened in the DC suburb of Arlington this week along Columbia Pike, according to the Washington Post. The stop features sleek glass-and-steel design, an electronic map that tracks bus routes, and heating elements in the ground.

The only problem (besides the price tag) is: the shelter won't keep out wind or rain.

The bus stops will be incorporated into the street cars planned for Columbia Pike, which should help alleviate the traffic as high-density buildings pop up there over the next decade.

Arlington was recently ranked the sixth wealthiest county in the country.

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