Rail-to-Dulles: On Life Support?

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine and three Northern Virginia Congressmen met late last week with federal transportation officials “as part of a late-stage effort” to salvage the multibillion-dollar Rail-to-Dulles heavy rail project, reports Examiner.com. The meeting follows a report by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General that expressed grave reservations about the project.

The only substantive comments about the meeting came from Rep. Jim Moran, D-8th, and they didn’t reveal much:

The first phase of the planned 23-mile rail line now is “probably on a more solid track,” [Moran] said after the hours-long discussion that dealt with the cost and timeline problems that have plagued the project, among other issues. “And we think that some of the concerns that the Federal Transit Administration has may have been addressed,” he said.

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One response to “Rail-to-Dulles: On Life Support?”

  1. Groveton Avatar



    It died when the dingbats up here started arguing about the tunnel.

    Then somebody asked how much it would really cost to build.

    We should have shut up and taken the money when we had the chance.

    However, I have a new proposal:


    It’s even more ridiculous than digging a long tunnel at unknown cost and it has the space age allure of The Jetsons.

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