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shelters might look like. But where will it go?
That was a concern expressed by folks who participated in the planning process that resulted in the 2003 Arlandria Plan. Because there is only 1 along Mt Vernon Avenue between West Glebe and South Glebe. The lonely (and somewhat sad) bus shelter does not make for much of a transit corridor in our heavily used transit neighborhood.
As we've noted before on The Arlandrian (Is this a good place for a bus shelter?), new bus shelters have appeared nearby, but not any that are often frequented (though there are some reports to the contrary). And some upgrades of existing shelters have brought solar power lighting to bus stops. But, by and large, pending redevelopment of some the "opportunity sites" identified by the City in the Arlandria Plan, new bus shelters aren't possible at existing bus stops until the City is granted easements or land to put them on.
So it is with great pleasure that we read today that:
To decide where and when the new amenities will be provided, a
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