The Connection's article tracks through the events of the last few weeks and closes with this:
Thursday, April 21, 2011
After nearly two weeks of unrelenting pressure from federal, state and local authorities, the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority hasn’t caved in, but it certainly blinked Monday. . . .
On Friday Mame Riley, chairwoman of the Dulles rail committee told the Washington Post that “reopening the issue would not be in the best interest of the public and the authority we serve.Well, of course, MWAA values its relationship with its local Virginia's partners. They're providing all the money for it, except for some early fixed contributions from the federal and Vigrinia governments. What's not to "value"?
“I’m not going to put it on the (committee) agenda and if it came up in the board meeting, I’d vote against it.”
ON MONDAY her boss, Charles D. Snelling, the chairman of the WMAA board, sent a letter with a lot more conciliatory message to the three partners. He wants a meeting, dated unspecified and “I want to emphasize at the outset that we greatly value our partnership with you and our other regional partners, and we respect your input and opinions.”
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