Arlington had succeeded in placing Metro stations where it wanted them, and getting a lot of them. But the hard work was just beginning. How should the county plan for development around the stations? How much density should there be, and how far from the station? Arlington worked through these issues in the Arlington Way.

David Alpert is Founder and President of Greater Greater Washington and Executive Director of DC Surface Transit. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle. Unless otherwise noted, opinions here are his and not the official views of GGWash or DCST.