Click here for the rest of this article.By Scott Lamar
Published: May 26, 2011When Forrest Gump uttered that immortal phrase, “Stupid is as stupid does,” he could have been talking about the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
In fact, it’s downright breathtaking how utterly baffling such a powerful body could be when it recently voted to spend an extra third of a billion dollars on an underground Metrorail station at Dulles.
This, despite the sentiments of virtually everyone else involved in the mammoth construction project at the county, state and federal levels — not to mention key Silver Line proponent Rep. Frank Wolf.
An aboveground Dulles station would serve the same purposes, and save tons of money and construction time. Who doesn’t know that? That’s rather obvious to everyone except this silly authority, which is, sadly, charged with representing the region’s air-travel needs in such matters.
Curiously, the culprits in this instance are the non-elected officials who hold seats on the authority and who otherwise could have been conveniently drummed out of office in the next election. . . .