Thursday, August 7, 2008

Dulles Rail to Proceed Despite Lawsuit

According to a story on WTOP Radio, the rail to Dulles project -- through Tysons Corner and out to Loudoun County by the year 2030 -- faces several hurdles in the next six months, including a lawsuit that challenges the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's takeover of the Dulles Toll Road to help fund construction.

The story asks, "What happens if the authority loses the suit?"

"It does not kill this project," says Authority President Jim Bennett. "All of the parties are committed moving this project forward."

"Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., says if the lawsuit fails, final approval for federal funds could come in February and a groundbreaking in March."

"The first phase would be finished by 2013."

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