Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Editorial Says Dulles Rail is "Same Old Bad Idea"

In an editorial today, the Washington Examiner said that "the Federal Transit Administration’s recent U-turn on the Dulles Rail project... doesn’t change the flawed fundamentals of this $5 billion-plus mega-pork project, designed to benefit wealthy Tysons Corner landowners and their political allies at the expense of taxpayers and commuters."

The editorial adds that "Dulles Rail will not reduce traffic in Northern Virginia, as the project’s own environmental studies attest. It will actually increase congestion in and around Tysons, thanks to higher densities approved by the Fairfax Board of Supervisors in connection with the project."

"Once again, the politicians, bureaucrats and corporate insiders get their way and the rest of us get to pay for it. Because Gov. Kaine gave the toll road to the unelected, unaccountable Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which can raise tolls as high as it wants."

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