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Simulated plane crash at Dulles tests first responders

A hijacked fuel truck collided with a small aircraft, forcing a Boeing 767 to veer off the runway. That was storyline behind a disaster drill at Dulles International Airport Saturday testing the response of emergency crews from 10 surrounding communities.

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 03:33pm EDT

Tags: Dulles International Airport, Disaster response, disaster drill, jamie forzato, firefighters,


Fairfax Co. looks skyward hoping to reduce tolls

Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity wants the county to consider selling the air rights above the new Silver Line and to use the proceeds to reduce tolls on the Dulles Toll Road.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 06:29am EDT

Tags: Silver Line, dulles toll road, tolls, air rights, Hank Silverberg, Pat Herrity

Turf war: MWAA hearing turns into battle for representation

A Capitol Hill hearing into the corruption case of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority turned into a turf war between lawmakers.

Saturday - 11/17/2012, 02:09pm EST

Tags: Gerry Connolly, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Dulles International Airport, Dulles rail project, Reagan National Airport, kathy stewart

Improvements planned for Reagan National Airport

National Airport is enjoying a record level of activity and improvements are planned to keep up with that growth.

Sunday - 09/09/2012, 07:31pm EDT

Tags: Reagan National Airport, travel

MWAA chief: Dulles can't be end of the line for Metro

"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."

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 02:48pm EDT

Tags: Dulles Rail,

Beltway Poll: Widespread support for Dulles rail extension

The construction of a new $6 billion, 23-mile rail line to Dulles Airport appears to have wide support in the region even as controversy continues to escalate over its financing.

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 01:50pm EDT

Tags: Dulles rail project, Loudoun County, Va., Hank Silverberg

MWAA: Will correct deficiencies after scathing audit

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.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 05:42pm EDT

Tags: Dulles Rail, Jack Potter, Michael Curto


Audit highly critical of Airports Authority

An audit of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the board overseeing the Dulles Rail Project, finds the organization is not transparent in its financial dealings and lacks safeguards to make sure its own rules are followed.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 08:52am EDT

Tags: Hank Silverberg, airport authority, Dulles rail project


Dulles Rail Project officially over budget

The nearly $2.8 billion first phase of the Dulles Rail project is now officially expected to come in over budget.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 04:13pm EDT

Tags: Dulles rail project

Loudoun County undecided on Dulles Rail

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board members said Wednesday that the county has requested an additional 30 days to review the scope of the project to make a decision.

Wednesday - 03/21/2012, 02:50pm EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss, Metro, Dulles rail project

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