By Dana HedgpethIt appears that the two parties with the deepest pockets--the federal government and Virginia--which have so far contributed less that one-fifth of the funds needed to complete Dulles Metrorail, are quite willing to let MWAA, Fairfax, & Loudoun figure out how to pay for the other four-fifths.
Officials at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority said Wednesday that they continue to work with federal transportation officials, local and state leaders to hammer out the details of a deal on how to fund the second phase of Metro’s rail line to the Dulles area.
At their board meeting, the authority said it is involved in meetings with a smaller team of representatives from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Fairfax and Loudoun counties to agree on details of a memorandum of understanding. . .
. . .The counties and the airports authority both want more money from the federal government and the state of Virginia (emphasis added). . . .
The likely big-time loser will be the Dulles Toll Road user.
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