Editor: Well, it did not take long after regaining their 5-0 majority for the Democrats on the Arlington County Board to resurrect the Columbia Pike bus stops – now new and improved, and a steal at a mere $412,000 apiece.

Imagine: You can get a 10-foot-by-20-foot plastic roof and backboard for only the price of a couple of low-end condominiums. If they were houses, they would not even qualify as affordable housing. Perhaps they can be used as homeless shelters – as they may be anyway.

Compare this with a nice barn-style 12-foot-by-20-foot building from Home Depot. You could by about 80 of them for the price of a single bus stop.

Tom Hafer, Arlington

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