Both proponents and detractors of metrorail into Loudoun County may have an extra month to lobby the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.
At the urging of Vice-chair Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge), the supervisors on Wednesday voted to request an additional 30 days to make a decision whether Loudoun County will opt out of a funding agreement for Rail to Dulles Phase Two construction.
Because it’ll likely be another month before county staff has a full grasp on the preliminary engineering report for Phase Two released March 6 by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), Clarke said she wanted more time to review the issue and hold community meetings and surveys.The rest of this article is available here.
Unlike Loudoun County, the Fairfax Board leadership appears intent on getting this decision behind them as fast as they can. Public meetings are scheduled next week a four locations, the first one as far from the toll road corridor as is humanly possible and still be in Fairfax County. The lone public hearing on the matter is scheduled for March 20. We anticipate the Board vote will be schedule in early April, possibly when most people are away on spring break.
For details on the times and places for these meetings, see the Reston 2020 calendar in the right hand column of this blog.