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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

County seeks public-private partnerships to defray rail-related costs, Fairfax Times, June 28, 2011

Second phase of Dulles Metrorail extension to cost $3.5 billion

Fairfax County is being asked to consider soliciting public-private partnerships to pay for parking garages and even station construction to help reduce the costs of the Dulles Metrorail extension. . .

Bulova was asked to get feedback from the (Board of Supervisors) regarding the possible use of public-private partnerships. . .

Some supervisors said they have concerns about allowing for the additional density at the rail stations, which would likely be needed to make a partnership attractive to the private developers.

"It isn’t free,” said Supervisor Michael Frey (R-Sully), noting that new development will require additional county services. "There is huge cost to that, and we’re the ones that have to bear that." . . .
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