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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has voted 5-4 to allow work on the second phase of the Dulles Metrorail Project to move forward.
"We do not like the thought of our station being the last station on the line," MWAA Chief Jack Potter told his board of directors during a meeting Wednesday. "We do not have the ability, long term, to accommodate commuters on this airport property."
Leaders from the 13-member Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority responded Wednesday to claims from an Inspector General audit stating the agency has lax management and accountability, and spent public money on lavish trips and dinners.
Transportation Planning Board and Census Bureau statistics rank the drives to and from work in the Washington region as the worst in the country.
Road projects across Virginia could be in jeopardy because of an ongoing budget impasse.
Despite a key vote in support of the Dulles Rail extension, the question of how much commuters will pay for tolls and whether anyone will ever be able to ride a train to Dulles International Airport remains up in the air.
A big battle lies ahead in Virginia over its state budget. It includes money that could keep some local tolls down, but it's far from a done deal.
Drivers on the Dulles Toll Road could soon see rates jump, as they shoulder the financial burden of the massive Dulles Rail project.
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