Arlington County is set to receive more than $17 million in grant funding from state agencies for various transportation and transit projects.
The Arlington County Board will vote on Saturday (January 27) on whether to accept the funds, totaling $17.8 million, from the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation.
Of that, the county is set to receive $15 million from DPRT, just over $870,000 from NVTC and almost $2 million from VDOT. The money is to fund transit, bridge renovations and other transportation projects.
DPRT funds come from its Smart Scale program, a statewide funding program where jurisdictions apply for a limited amount of grant funding. NVTC’s funding is through its program to administer revenue made from the I-66 tolls. The VDOT funding is from a revenue sharing program the county regularly applies for.
The county was awarded money for the following projects, by the following bodies:
- Ballston Metro station west entrance – $10 million (DPRT)
- Purchase of Mobile Commuter Store – $500,000 (DPRT)
- Purchase of eight 40-foot buses – $4 million (DPRT)
- Installation and accessibility improvements of bus stops along the ART route to Marymount University – $500,000 (DPRT)
- Bus stop consolidation and accessibility improvements – $462,000 (NVTC)
- Multimodal real-time transportation information screens – $250,000 (NVTC)
- ART bus rehabilitation for ART 55 peak service expansion – $160,000 (NVTC)
- Shirlington Road Bridge – $935,000 (VDOT)
- Pershing Drive – $1,050,000 (VDOT)
In a report, county staff recommended the Board accept the funds.