Arlington County Board kills Rosslyn-Georgetown gondola

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(PHOTO: Georgetown-Rosslyn Improvement District)

WASHINGTON, D.C — In a letter to the gondola study committee, Arlington County Board chairman Jay Fisette (D) said Friday the aerial gondola project would not go forward due to more pressing financial concerns in the county.

Fisette didn’t imply in the letter that the project would be resumed at any point in the future. As part of their reasoning for rejecting the gondola, he cited other transportation projects in the works that will require a lot of resources and attention.

The board also noted that Arlington has “pressing” transportation needs and there were “concerns about the long-term value” of the gondola.

The planned aerial gondola would have linked Rosslyn and Georgetown. The cost was estimated at $80 to $90 million.