Transportation

Transportation

The League of Women Voters of Arlington supports accessible mass transit availability for all.

TRANSPORTATION

The League of Women Voters of Arlington supports:

  1. Public mass transportation subsidy because of the benefits provided to all citizens, which include: the availability of transportation regardless of income, the reduction of traffic congestion and the reduction of air pollution. (1984 and 1992)
  2. Meeting operation costs of Metro by farebox receipts plus subsidies coming from five sources:
    1. County -there should be less dependenceon the County as a source of funding;
    2. Northern Virginia regional sources;
    3. State -help in financing Metro operatingdeficits;
    4. Federal -help on a continuing basis (1977); and
    5. Employer participation in subsidy programs. (1991)
  3. Washington Metropolitan AreaTransit Authority (WMATA) policies to reduce operating costs while not lowering the quality of transportation services; studies of cost-saving measures which shouldinclude:
    1. the number of positions in management andoperations
    2. salary levels
    3. the farecard system, including transfers
    4. route selections
    5. alternative structures for theWMATA Board. (1977 and 1991)
  4. County support of existing volunteer andspecialtransportation services. (1977 and 1991)
  5. Small-bus transportation services being provided by volunteer, private, or business organizations, complementing public transportation, and, as feasible and appropriate, encouragement of expansions of such services, and publicity to promote efficient use. (1991)
  6. The enforcement ofthe standards set in the County's Master Sidewalk Plan. (1978 and1991)
  7. The enforcement by the County of the sidewalk snow removal ordinance. (1978,1991, 2012)
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