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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rail to Loudoun Update, Loudoun BOS Chairman Scott York, February 21, 2012

The following is an extract concerning Dulles rail from Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York's office newsletter.
Rail to Loudoun Update:

We are expecting to receive the “100% Preliminary Engineering” documents by March 1st.  Once we receive them, this will start a 90 day review period where the Board will have to make a final decision on whether to move forward or opt out of having rail beyond Dulles airport. 

I will soon send out an e-mail outlining this project in much more detail.  I have always been an advocate for rail to Loudoun since 1993 and restated that support at the Loudoun Chamber’s candidate forum held during last year’s campaign.  I fought hard last year to successfully get the project cost down by getting the Dulles station relocated to above ground, saving nearly $500 million.  I am also pleased to report that we do have private firms that are interested in building and operating the parking garages associated with the rail project. This will help build that infrastructure at NO taxpayer dollars. 

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