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Airports Authority to stick with underground Metro at Dulles

Thursday - 5/5/2011, 8:26am  ET

DULLES, Va. - Don't look for any change in the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's decision to build the Metro station at Dulles International Airport below ground.

"Time is money. If we were to move backwards, it would cost us quite a lot," says Mame Reiley, a board member and chairwoman of the board's Dulles Corridor Committee.

"I think the board is committed to the underground station as best for the community at large, and so we are moving ahead on that."

Reiley has talked with local leaders who aren't happy with the decision to build the more expensive underground station, rather than a less expensive above ground station.

Critics say Dulles Toll Road users and local taxayers will get stuck with the bill.

WTOP's Adam Tuss contributed to this report. Follow Adam and WTOP on Twitter.

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