Autumn on Lake Audobon

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Opponents rail against decision to build underground station at Dulles, Fairfax Times, April 22, 2011

Wolf criticizes MWAA officials for driving up costs of Metrorail expansion to airport



Matt Vecchio/Loudoun Times-Mirror
 
U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Dist. 10) was met by a wave of union protesters Monday afternoon in Herndon as he spoke at a news conference about the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's recent decision on an underground station at Dulles Airport.
 
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority came under fire again this week because of the projected costs of the Dulles Metrorail extension.

Two residents filed a lawsuit Thursday, claiming it is unconstitutional for the authority to raise revenues for the Dulles Metrorail extension through the Dulles Toll Road. The authority is using bonds backed by toll revenue to pay for a large portion of the $6 billion project.

Meanwhile, Virginia officials are continuing to highlight their opposition to the airports authority Board of Directors' recent decision to build an underground station that will cost about $330 million more and take about six months longer to complete than an above-ground station near the airport's north parking garage. . . .
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