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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dulles Metro could bog down Va. budget plan, Washington Times, March 27, 2012

Project funding emerges as key sticking point

RICHMOND — Virginia’s two-year, $85 billion spending plan is finally in a conference committee, but funding for the Dulles Metrorail is emerging as a key sticking point that could drag out the already-extended session even further.
As expected, the Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday rejected amendments the Senate approved Monday, which include $300 million in bonds to help control the rising costs of tolls on the Dulles Toll Road that are being used to pay for the second phase of the 23-mile extension of Metrorail to Washington Dulles International Airport. . . .
Click here for the rest of this major Times article, including quotes from Sen. Janet Howell, who sits on the Conference Committee between the two houses.

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