Metro Train  -- Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce photo

One maybe the loneliest number, but it is better than none, and Arlington officials appear likely to end up with one of their proposed projects approved for funding as part of the inaugural Interstate 395/95 Commuter Choice program.

The Northern Virginia Transportation Commission is recommending that the Commonwealth Transportation Board approve an Arlington request for $211,962 in funding to support the Commuter Store at the Pentagon Transit Center.

The facility serves about 2,000 people per month, providing information and ticketing. The funds will support its operations for a year.

The funding request was one of several submitted by Arlington officials as part of the Commuter Choice program, which will be funded using toll revenue from the I-95/395 toll lanes.

A number of other county proposals, including interchange upgrades to South Glebe Road and I-395, did not make the cut.

All told, local jurisdictions requested $31 million in funding for a variety of projects. The total being recommended for the top 10 is just over $18 million. An additional $800,000 is proposed for administration, oversight and marketing of the program.

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