County of Arlington, Virginia

Population (Year): 232965  (2021)

Arlington County in Virginia faces various infrastructure challenges that include the need to upgrade its aging transportation network, including bridges and roads, and improve its stormwater management system to address flooding risks. The county also faces challenges in providing affordable housing for its residents and improving its public transportation system to reduce traffic congestion and improve accessibility. Additionally, the county must address the increasing demand for technology infrastructure to support its growing population and economic development.

County of Arlington

Sample Highlights from the Capital Improvement Plan

Project ID

Project Title

Project Start Year

Project Description

Project Spend Total

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Project Satus


Future Technology Initiatives


“With the rapid pace of technological changes, the County
must ensure that future technologies can be integrated into
existing technology, infrastructure, and business practices.
• Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Robotic Process
Automation, and the Municipal Internet of Things IoT
Networks are examples of the rapidly changing technology
environment that could be used immediately to provide
improved digital services and better business outcomes for
the County’s operations.
• Out-year program funding will be used to support the
County’s future technology initiatives as Department of
Technology Services DTS works to provide more
innovative digital solutions to keep pace with the growing
demand from our various stakeholders.”



Not Started


Police & Sheriff Public Safety Radios


“Police and Sheriff mobile radios are installed in County
vehicles and provide two-way communication between the
Emergency Communication Center and public safety
vehicles. In addition, these portable radios also allow for
two-way communication with the Emergency
Communications Center and all public safety agencies
throughout the National Capital Region.
• Project covers replacement of 1,415 portable and mobile
radios over a three-year period.
• The useful life of the equipment is seven to 10 years.”



Not Started


Tub Grinder Replacement


“The Tub grinder, located in the Earth Products Recycling
Yard at the Trades Center, is a piece of processing equipment
that grinds logs, brush, leaves and related the material into
various sized material suitable for use as mulch for various
land applications.
• The tub grinder processes materials produced by multiple
departments and programs including the residential brush and
leaf collection programs, tree removal crews and landscaping
crews from the Department of Parks and Recreation, and the
grounds crews from Arlington Public Schools.
• The tub grinder will be at the end of its useful life in FY 2030
and will need to be replaced.
• The useful life for a tub grinder is normally 15 years, but staff
anticipate getting 17 years of service from the current
machine due to good maintenance practices.”



Not Started


Art O&M Facility Electrification Phase 2


“This project represents Phase 2 of ART Maintenance and
Operations facility that will implement recommendations of
the 2022 zero-emissions bus ZEB feasibility study.
• The current expectation, based on Board guidance, is for the
facility to be built to accommodate battery electric buses
BEBs and this facility improvement will ensure operations
of BEBs that will be purchased through other CIP programs.
• Cost estimates provided here are placeholder numbers as
specifications will not be known until after the ZEB study is
completed and decisions are made on what buses the County
will procure towards the ZEB goal.
• Cost estimates do not include possible need to acquire land
to store additional buses based on the ratio of BEB to CNG
buses necessary to maintain level of service. This ratio is
currently between 1.5 to 2.0 BEBs per CNG bus resulting
from range limitations of BEBs. Additional parking and
associated charging equipment may have to be secured for
higher number of buses.”



Not Started


Sewer Force Mains


“This program rehabilitates and replaces the County’s force
main systems, which are necessary to convey sewage for
much of the northern third of the County.
• This program provides rehabilitation and/or replacement of
force mains for Donaldson Run, Gulf Run, Windy Run, and
other sewage lift stations”



Not Started

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