Arlington, VA's prime location means you're always easily connected — whether it's via the region's extensive network of mass transit or dedicated secure broadband.
Arlington is known for innovative roadway design and traffic engineering that ensures the safety of all travelers, no matter your preferred mode of transit. We have 11 Metro stations as well as various regional rail and bus options, Capital Bikeshare, ridesharing and Reagan National Airport within our borders. And we're connected to an even larger network via transit modes like Amtrak and the global reach of Washington Dulles and Baltimore-Washington International Airports.
And that's not all. Arlington will invest $1.25 billion for capital projects over the next three years, demonstrating our continued commitment to improving our already robust infrastructure.
The Washington Metrorail "Metro" is the second busiest transit rail system in the U.S., serving more than 600,000 customers a day. Arlington's 11 Metro stations are ideally situated on the Orange, Silver, Blue and Yellow Metro lines providing residents and workers easy access to Washington, D.C. and the Virginia and Maryland suburbs.
As home to Ronald Reagan National Airport, Arlington offers the benefit of daily direct flights to major economic hubs across the country right from the convenience of our own backyard. With Washington-Dulles International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport each less than 30 miles away, it's easy to connect to anywhere in the world from Arlington, VA.
In addition to a plethora of national and international flight offerings, Arlington's direct access to the region's major Interstate highways, regional rail system and nearby Amtrak service make ground transportation equally convenient. And if your travel is even closer, Arlington is served by four Metrorail lines and numerous bus lines.
Whether you need to reach Washington, D.C. legislators, clients in Boston, New York or Philadelphia, or state delegates in Richmond, Arlington's central location and wide variety of transportation options, makes it easy to reach anywhere along the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic corridors.
Arlington's connections don't end with its many transit options, the region also boasts some of the most secure network access in the nation.
With government agencies like the Department of State and Department of Defense, as well as a number of top research agencies and government contractors, there's a critical need for security, and that's where Arlington shines. A number of our businesses are outfitted with dedicated dark fiber that's ready to ensure your business has secure online transmissions. In addition, Arlington is just minutes from acres of secure data centers, through which more than 70% of the world's online traffic flows.
Whether you're a government contracting company, work in cybersecurity or risk management or just need that added level of online and network security, Arlington gives you access and peace of mind.
Since the 1970s, when Arlington made the strategic decision to expand Metrorail underground, Arlington, VA has always been forward-thinking and strategic when it comes to future investments to better the community. And that commitment to strategic investments continues today.
Arlington is continuously making investments to improve its transit corridors, including funding for Metro, enhanced transit service along Columbia Pike and the adoption of the County's Transit Development Plan that will enhance the County's transit goals and provide multiple ways for residents and workers to get around seamlessly. What's more, plans are underway for a pedestrian bridge that will connect the commercial areas of the National Landing neighborhood with Reagan National Airport, allowing for quick and easy access for those arriving or departing via air.
But transit isn't the only place where strategic investments are taking place. Arlington County has committed more than $127 million to technology investments over the next decade, including increased broadband initiatives and public safety information technology to refresh or replace existing public safety systems, therefore providing for increased speed in response and public safety throughout the community.
January 5, 2023
Arlington has achieved its goal of 100% renewable electricity use at all County facilities, two years ahead of schedule. The facilities include County-owned buildings, streetlights and traffic signals, leased facilities and the Water Pollution Control Plant. Arlington County has committed to be carbon neutral by 2050 as part of its Community Energy Plan (CEP).
December 19, 2022
Arlington is one of 122 global cities and counties named a Climate Action Leader by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 2022 A-List, and one of just 36 cities in the United States with this distinction. CDP recognized Arlington County for ambition, leadership, and transparency on climate action. Only 12% of cities and counties that were scored in 2022 received an A score.
September 22, 2022
Federated Wireless, a private wireless and shared spectrum leader, and JBG SMITH, a leading owner and developer of high-quality, mixed-use properties in the Washington, DC area, today announced a strategic partnership to innovate and deploy 5G Private Wireless in National Landing. As part of the strategic partnership Federated Wireless will relocate its corporate headquarters to National Landing.