Monday, March 13, 2006

Fairfax Backs Dulles Transit Takeover

Back in December, I applauded the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's desire to "take over the state-run Dulles Toll Road and seize control of construction of a rail line to the airport" - and to do it all without federal funding.

Support seems to be growing for this effort, according to NBC-4:

Fairfax County officials are backing efforts by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to take over management of the Dulles Toll Road.

The proposal calls for the authority to assume control of the vital commuter route from the state. The authority would also plan for expansion of the Metrorail system to Tysons Corner, Dulles Airport and into Loudoun County.

Unlike some projects, this one at least relates to some notable federal interests. That makes it all the more remarkable to see someone take responsibility and decline federal funding.

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