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Monday, May 21, 2012

MWAA: Loudoun’s Opt-Out Option Doesn’t Stop Toll Hikes, Leesburg Today, May 17, 2012

 The (Loudoun County) Board of Supervisors last night had its first opportunity to sit down with representatives of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority since beginning its detailed review of plans to extend Metro to Dulles Airport and into Loudoun.
MWAA CEO Jack Potter and others expressed their desire to see the Silver Line go beyond Dulles to its planned end at Rt. 772 in Ashburn, to see Loudoun continue as a funding partner on the project. They also emphasized their commitment to working with the county on any potential development around the Rt. 606 station.
Supervisors said they were still not comfortable with the funding plan MWAA has for the project. They said other funding sources should be explored and worried about how high rates could go on the Dulles Toll Road in the decades to come.
Unless another funding source is discovered, or the federal or state government pitches in hundreds of millions dollars more for Phase 2, tolls on the Dulles Toll Road could go as high as $12 one way by 2030, according to information presented last night. In today’s dollars the 2030 tolls would be $6.75. . . .
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