For the rest of this worrisome article, click here.(Washington, DC – David Schultz, WAMU) Cost estimates continue to rise for the second phase of the Dulles Metrorail project — from Herndon to Dulles Airport and beyond. And now Loudoun County may withdraw its share of the funding for the project.
Loudoun County Supervisor Stevens Miller says a majority of his colleagues on the board think the cost of the so-called Silver Line is no longer worth it.
“Loudoun County’s contribution to that project would be on the order of $300 million,” Miller says. “But as of yet we haven’t committed to fund that part. If we don’t, then Phase II would be in complete jeopardy.”
Board chairman Scott York says Miller is incorrect and that Loudoun will pay its share of the project — just as long as its designers choose an above-ground aerial station at the airport. . . .