Sunday, July 29, 2012

Does Dulles Rail Help or Hurt Traffic Congestion?

Here's an opinion article from the Fairfax Times about Dulles Rail, and how it helps traffic congestion.

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Dist. 11) recently offered his views on the relative merits of Tim Kaine (D) versus George Allen (R) on transportation. I won’t touch that one. But I must address Connolly’s argument that Dulles rail helps our horrible traffic congestion.

Dulles rail doesn’t remedy traffic congestion and, indeed, triggers more development that, in turn, increases traffic congestion and causes a need for more road and non-rail transit improvements that will cost taxpayers billions of dollars more.

What do you think? Do you agree that Dulles Rail does/will help with traffic congestion in Northern Virginia, or do you agree with the letter writer that it actually hurts traffic? Comment below.

Reprinted from the Fairfax Times.

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