Thursday, July 22, 2004

COMMUTING: Feds Gives $59M for 'Dulles' Rail Connection

The Federal Transit Administration gave its OK, and $59 million, to begin engineering work on a 11-mile metrorail spur off the Orange Line that would eventually go to Dulles International Airport. But the money is only for the first phase, which will link West Falls Church and Wiehle Avenue in Reston via Tysons Corner.

According to The Associated Press, Jennifer Dorn, who controls federal pursestrings for transit projects, made no promises for the entire 23-mile extention to Dulles at this point.

"Money for Metro Extension to Dulles Gets Approval" [AP via WTOP]
Dulles Corridor Rail project information [Dulles Corridor Rail Association]


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