Monday, October 4, 2010

Loudoun Economic Development Commission Backs Aerial Rail Through Dulles

According to the new Ashburn Patch, the Loudoun Economic Development Commission endorsed changes to the second phase of Metro's Silver Line project Friday, with the body's chairman saying the project is necessary to preserve Loudoun's rural west.
"Representatives from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the entity responsible for constructing the line, described proposed cost-saving measures during an EDC meeting on Oct. 1. They highlighted the importance of Loudoun's continued involvement in funding the project, which would run from the Wiehle Avenue station now under construction in Reston through the airport and on to Ashburn.

"Late last month, project representatives announced an updated cost estimated, pushing the anticipated cost of phase two from to $2 billion to $3.83 billion. The new information about costs started a 90-day review period during which the Loudoun Board of Supervisors must decide whether to continue with plans to fund the project."

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